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Rumours of Amazon releasing a console or a streaming device have gone into overdrive again thanks to a media invite from the online retail giant to an event on April 2nd where Amazon is expected to share an update on its video business.

Amazon has been expected to put out a device to compete with Apple TV and other media streamers like Roku.

Amazon is set to release a new gaming console in the next week or so/ © Amazon

The new media device which is expected from Amazon is an HDMI dongle which is somewhat similar to what Google has done with Chromecast. Recently though, pictures of what seems like an Amazon gaming controller have leaked which has fueled rumours that a console is also on its way along with the streaming device.

Having a streaming device is a good way for the company to further push along its video streaming business. Coupled with Amazon Prime it may be an effective way in which to attract business. Other streaming apps like Netflix are also expected to be supported by Amazon too.

As for the gaming side of things Amazon has already been making moves. It bought out Killer Instinct developer Double Helix and has also been putting up job ads for gaming developers which has further poured gasoline on the rumours.

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Source: Daily Mail

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