Amazon game console may come as dongle

by admin | March 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Amazon game console in dongle form[1]

Rumor has it that Amazon is reportedly developing a game console of its own, which supposedly hosts Android games. However, new details from Techcrunch’s reliable sources claim there is more to the gadget than just an Ouya rival.

According to sources, the Lab126-produced Amazon game console will have a dongle-like form factor, similar to the Google Chromecast. They also add that the stick console will have support for streaming full PC game titles straight to your TV, posing potential threats to the likes of Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.

While getting PC games running on televisions is not exactly difficult, controlling a PC game with a standard console controller is another thing. The Amazon game console is said to have remedied this situation by streaming the game through a service instead of from the user’s computer, similar to OnLive and PlayStation Now.

Other rumors about the Amazon set top box appear to be in conflict with each other, but what seems likely is that the company will support the company’s streaming Amazon Instant Video and Amazon MP3.

Source: TechCrunch[2]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.gadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/amazon-game-console-dongle.jpg
  2. TechCrunch: http://www.gadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/amazon-set-top-box-game-streaming

Source URL: http://www.gadget.com/amazon-game-console-dongle/