Amazon just announced that it will be holding a press event on April 2 at 1:00 a.m. ET. The company’s invite says that it will provide an update on its “video business,” which means we’ll be discussing the company’s video content. It’s only natural, then, that this is where the company will unveil its rumored set-top box, if one is indeed in the works.
So far, there are several rumors surrounding the set. It will likely act as a living room portal to Amazon’s content and services, like Amazon Instant Video, apps and more. However, recent leaks of an alleged Amazon gaming controller also suggest that the company will provide at least some sort of gaming-focused service.
Last week, a separate report claimed that the new box may be capable of streaming high-quality title from PCs, and that such a device may actually take the form of a dongle, similar to the Google Chromecast, instead of an actual box like the Roku or Apple TV.
We’ll be covering Amazon’s event live, but right now all signs are pointing to some sort of new hardware from the firm.