Amazon set-top box reportedly delayed until 2014

Amazon won't launch its foray into the living room until 2014, according to AllThingsD. The Seattle-based company had originally planned to launch its Roku and Apple TV competitor in the autumn of this year, but now that's not the case as the company aims for the spring of next year. 

AllThingsD offers a few theories for the delay: Amazon is underwhelmed with the product, or the device's performance isn't up to par. Amazon has yet to comment on having a set-top box in the works, but several publications have indicated that this is indeed the case. 

Previously assumed to be a vehicle for the Amazon Prime video service, Amazon's set-top box will have third-party apps and content from a variety of sources, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. Amazon is said to have met with developers about designing streaming media apps and games for the device, which currently goes by the codename Cinnamon. 

Other details about the streaming device, like price, haven't been reported. It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to hear for sure.



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