Amazon is expected to launch a streaming device that beams video and game content to TVs, but it may come in the form of a small streaming stick, not a full-sized set-top box.
Such is the trend, however. The thumb-drive-sized Roku Streaming Stick is serving up a similar streaming-on-a-stick approach next month and it too plugs into any HDMI port.
While Amazon may be taking cues from others on the design of its unofficial streaming device, it could easily set a trend among dongles with video game streaming functionality.
The service is being compared to the ill-fated OnLive cloud gaming platform in which the internet and remote processors did all of the heavy lifting. Users needed minimal hardware.
There's no Amazon streaming dongle release date tied to today's report, but with Chromecast expanding its footprint to the UK and the Roku Streaming Stick set for April, it shouldn't be long.
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