Amazon set-top reportedly delayed

|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of Amazon's (AMZN +1%) Q3 report (due after the close), The Verge reports the e-commerce giant has delayed the launch of its expected Web streaming set-top, and that it's "increasingly unlikely" the device will launch in time for the holidays.

The WSJ reported on Oct. 3 Amazon wants to launch the set-top by the holidays, and that the device will support both Amazon and 3rd-party content. When the set-top finally does launch, it'll have to directly compete against market leaders Roku and Apple, and indirectly against game console vendors, whose systems offer plenty of streaming options.