SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 Amazon.com Inc will hold
a rare press conference in New York on April 2 amid intense
speculation that it will reveal a streaming device that rivals
the Apple TV and Google Chromcast.
Peter Larsen, vice president of the company's Kindle
division, will provide an update on Amazon's video business at
the event, Amazon said on Thursday.
The company could not be immediately reached for comment.
Speculation has been high that Amazon is close to revealing
a streaming device - a set-top box or connecting "dongle" - that
can pipe video into the living room. It would compete with
devices made by Apple, Google and U.S. television start-up Roku.
Technology blog Re/Code reported Thursday, citing people
familiar with the matter, that Amazon will launch a set-top box
that connects televisions to the Internet.
(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Bernard Orr)