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Amazon hopes to have content deals in place by the middle of October says source

A report has surfaced that Amazon plans on having a new TV streaming box on the market in time for holiday shopping. According to the report the new streaming TV box is codenamed Cinnamon.

Sources also suggest that Amazon has approached software developers and cable providers in recent weeks in efforts to secure content partners for the set top box by the middle of October. Amazon has made no official statements on rumors about the set top box at this time.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos [Image Source: PBS]

Amazon will be stepping into a market to compete against companies lie Apple, Western Digital, and Roku. Amazon already competes directly against Apple in the tablet market and is one of the more successful players with an estimated 22 percent market share.

The set top box from Amazon could be an interesting offer since the company has a history of selling new products at break even in hopes of making money on content. Amazon runs the successful Prime movie streaming service that will undoubtedly be closely integrated into any set top box the company provides.

Roku recently unveiled a new line of streaming set top boxes along with the new TV and movie store called M-Go.

Source: NBC News

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RE: great
By Chaser on 10/6/2013 12:40:08 AM , Rating: 2
Netflix doesn't offer free 2nd day or overnight shipping for $2.99 from one of the largest online retailers in the country.

Obviously Amazon Instant Video was never intended to be a direct competitor to Netflix.

Amazon Instant Video is a great bonus addition along with it's shipping advantages.

Reclaimer, as usual you're just looking for something to dismiss. Doing so is in your comfort zone.

RE: great
By Reclaimer77 on 10/6/2013 10:09:14 AM , Rating: 2
Yes I committed financially to trying a service merely so I could "dismiss" it and post about it on the Internet lol. Are you serious?

I was just giving my opinion, like everyone here does.

Obviously Amazon Instant Video was never intended to be a direct competitor to Netflix.

I'm well aware of that. As I've stated since the beginning, I was evaluating it as a companion to Netflix.

Prime doesn't do much for me because as I've stated before:
1. Most things on Amazon already have free shipping.
2. Most of my purchases already arrive within 2-3 days anyway.

Amazon's base shipping is so efficient and expedient as-is, I hardly see the benefit in Prime exclusively for faster shipping. Hell I've had free shipping items arrive the NEXT DAY!! A far cry from the early days of Internet shopping to be sure.

I was evaluating it strictly as a media streaming service, which is what I wanted to get out of it. And in MY OPINION, it needs a lot of work.

Not sure what's so offensive about this position that you need to put me on the defensive, or make accusations, over it. Prime just doesn't work for me because I wasn't getting what I wanted out of it, that's hardly 'looking for something to dismiss'. Amazon is a great company, I'm not bashing them or anything.

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