Re/code is reporting that Amazon will be releasing a set top streaming box next week allowing users to stream Amazon content to their TVs, this pits them squarely against Apple, Google and Roku in the streaming space. Apple has reportedly sold 13 million Apple TV units while Roku is in a hot second with 8 million. Google brings up the rear, without a solid metric but said to be in the millions, with it’s wildly popular Chromecast. The set top streaming space has no clear leader at the moment, I think people are still feeling this market out.
LG busted out their new LAP340 (dubbed the LG Soundplate) at the 2013 CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) Expo in Denver, CO. The Soundplate is a minimalist designed sound system optimized for optimized for flat panel HDTVs.