We previously heard that the new Amazon Firetube streaming set top box was expected to launch shortly, although according to a recent report we will not see this new device before the holidays.
According to a recent report by The Verge, Amazon has decided to delay the device, and it may now launch some time in early 2014.
The Amazon Firetube is said to run FireOS, which is Amazon’s custom version of Android that runs on their Kindle Fire range of tablets.
This would mean that the Firetube will support third party apps, and Amazon intends to let developers release apps to run on their new set top box alongside Amazon’s own apps.
Amazon are looking to compete with the likes of the Apple TV, plus other streaming boxes like Roku and more, it will be interesting to see what this new device is like.
The ability to run thirds party apps on this new set top box does sound interesting, which could mean that it would offer more functions than just streaming your favourite movie and TV shows.