Here Comes Amazon's Kindle TV Set-Top Box

The e-commerce giant is looking to leverage its expanding video work
Jeff Bezos, CEO of, while introducing the 4G LTE version of the Kindle Fire HD tablet in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sept. 6, 2012 Photograph by Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Amazon is making e-readers and tablets and will likely soon introduce a smartphone. As it works to build all types of connected devices, that leaves a natural next step: a television set-top box. The e-commerce giant is planning to introduce a device this fall dedicated to streaming video over the Internet and into its customers’ living rooms, according to three people familiar with the project who aren’t authorized to discuss it.

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