Is Amazon Eyeing DVR in the Streaming Video Market?
The streaming media player maker Amazon is said to be developing a new device named Frank—a type of living room hub. According to sources, wireless technology used in Amazon’s Echo speakers will be integrated into Frank to enable connectivity with Fire TV boxes. The device will also include physical storage for recording live TV that can be streamed to smartphones and other devices for viewing at a later time. Any further details on the features, launch date, or pricing of Frank is yet to be known; however, the rumored device may be Amazon’s next attempt to dominate the home entertainment market. Amazon has been providing streaming video services similar to Netflix to its Amazon Prime members. It also provides streaming video adapters, including Fire TV devices and its newest product, the Fire TV Cube, which works as an entertainment hub to control compatible TVs, sound bars, and other multimedia devices. No Amazon Fire TV streaming device supports internal storage for Digital Video Recording (DVR) application as of now.
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