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Amazon Takes On Apple And Google For Battle Of The TV

Hot on the heels of Google Chromecast, Amazon has also thrown down a TV gauntlet to Apple with the launch of the $99 Amazon Fire TV set top box. It claims to have access to more than 200,000 films and allows owners to stream video content and play games on their smart television. Amazon is entering a small market in which Apple dominates with Roku in second place and the newly-launched Google Chromecast in third. No dates for a UK release have been given. Potential buyers will no doubt be waiting to see if it can offer British streaming services, such as BBC iPlayer, as well as the YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo and Hulu services already announced. 

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