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Amazon’s Fire TV might not be bound for the UK?

Amazon's new black box of streaming wonders has begun shipping immediately over in the US, and yesterday we were mulling how much of a delay there might be when it comes to the device's arrival in the UK.

The latest snippet of info on this front doesn't sound good, however, and even casts a shadow of doubt over whether the Fire TV will ever wing its merry media way over to these shores.

On the subject of an international release, CVG was told by an Amazon representative: "Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we're not able to speculate on future plans."

Amazon wouldn't be drawn to say anything else on the issue, which is not unheard of when it comes to future plans – to say the least – but it's not a particularly comforting stance for those in the UK who are keen to get their mitts on the Fire TV.

At the very least, it indicates we're in for something of a wait – as we feared, and have previously experienced with other Amazon hardware like the Kindle Fire.

Fire TV costs $99 (£59) over in the States, and is powered by a quad-core processor, backed by 2GB of RAM, and will boast a "ton of content," according to Amazon. It will also have an optional gamepad, and a large library of casual games.

For more on the device, check out our closer look at Amazon's Fire TV: A strong competitor for Apple TV, but nothing revolutionary.