amazonAmazon’s rumored set-top box could be announced next week at an April 2 event in New York City.

The Seattle online retail giant just sent out press invites this morning to next Wednesday’s 8 a.m. PT event, where the company will provide “an update on our video business,” from Amazon Kindle VP Peter Larsen.

The invitation, which you can see to the right, features a couch with a few stray popcorn kernels — likely hinting at a streaming video box meant for the living room.

Amazon’s long-rumored Android-based device, which would allow customers to stream Internet programs onto a TV, would compete with products like Apple TV, the Roku and Google’s Chromecast. Amazon had originally targeted a launch of the set-top box around the holiday season, but those plans were delayed.

Amazon is also reportedly working on a gaming console following acquisition of Double Helix Games and leaked pictures of an apparent Amazon game controller, but it is unclear whether the set-top box plans are connected to the gaming efforts.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline


Job Listings on GeekWork