When we first learned that Amazon was to release a games console, come set top box, we assumed that it was going to be very similar to that of the Apple TV. This might not be the case because there are now reports suggesting that the device could look more like Chromecast instead.
We currently have no idea as to the name of the upcoming Amazon dongle, but we are sure they will come up with an apt name. Like Apple, Amazon is playing things safe and as such is not sharing much in the way of details, but a recent TechCrunch article would have us believe that the Amazon dongle or stick will be able to fully support PC games.
If this is the case, then the upcoming Amazon device could take the fight to Microsoft and Sony, although that is a big assumption. It’s hard to know if this is the real deal or not, especially when we first assumed that the dongle, or whatever you wish to call it was going to support Android type games.
Let’s say these rumors are true, then the Amazon gaming device could be more like the OnLive games service, and so we should expect to see Amazon offer top-tier games once released.
Going back to this device competing with the PlayStation or Xbox, we find that hard to believe, seeing as though Amazon’s product would only support 30fps, which as you know is around the frame rate of most online video content.
Like we said above, we have heard so many conflicting reports and until Amazon officially make an announcement, we should just take this with a grain of salt for now.
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