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Sony has slapped a UK release date on its PlayStation TV device. The streaming box will hit these shores on November 14.

Available in Japan since last year, PlayStation TV is effectively a mini console that's looking to take on the likes of the Apple TV, Roku set-top boxes, and Google Chromecast.

You'll also be able to play PlayStation games on it.

No UK price has been set, though Sony said it will cost €99 (£78), and will include three games.

As well as offering Sony games via Remote Play, it will offer third-party apps like Netflix. PlayStation Now, Sony's game-streaming service, will hit the UK next year.

PlayStation TV is a similar device to Amazon's Fire TV, which was announced recently. Fire TV is a set-top box that doubles as a games console, though it doesn't have access to Sony's huge back catalogue of games.

Amazon is yet to announce a UK release date for Fire TV.

Apple is rumoured to have a rejigged set-top box up its sleeve, though it's also said to be working on a standalone TV set.

Streaming games to consoles is yet to take off in the same way as TV and film streaming has. Game-streaming service OnLive fired its entire staff a couple of years ago, while Android consoles like Ouya are yet to reach their full potential.

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