We have been hearing rumors since last year that Amazon are working on a new set top box, the Amazon Kindle TV, and now it would appear that we have some more details about the device.
The Amazon Kindle TV set top box is expected to come with the company’s own TV and movie streaming service, although according to a recent report it will also ship with apps from some of its competitors.
According to GigaOM, the Amazon Kindle TV set top box will also come with apps from Netflix and Hulu Plus, it could possibly come with other apps from other providers, although there are no details of these as yet.
The Amazon Kindle TV will apparently come with a remote to control the device, plus an app for your smartphone or tablet that can also be used to control this new set top box.
Amazon’s range of Kindle tablet are built on Google’s Android platform, and the new Amazon Kindle TV device is also said to be built on Android.
As yet there are no details on when the new set top box from Amazon will launch, although we expect the device to launch before the end of the year.