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Amazon to finally unveil its Apple TV, Chromecast rival next week

Published Mar 27th, 2014 12:42PM EDT

After countless months of rumors, it looks like Amazon is finally getting ready to take the wraps off its TV set-top box. Unnamed sources tell Re/code that Amazon will unveil its new video streaming device on April 2nd, which just happens to be next Wednesday. It’s still unknown at this time whether Amazon’s device will be a full set-top box like Apple TV or whether it will be a USB dongle capable of streaming video from the web like Chromecast. The other wild card at play here will be the new device’s gaming capabilities: Some reports we’ve read have claimed that the device will let you stream all your PC games to your television, which would essentially make it act as something of a poor man’s gaming console. At any rate, whatever Amazon is up to we’ll find out about it in less than a week.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.