Amazon Fire TV Cube: All you want to know
Amazons “what’s next” move will surely attract more and more people especially for those who like to sit relaxed in front of their TV and watch movies of their choice.
Hey TV lovers… Amazon has good news for you.
Amazon Fire TV Cube is your all-in-one media gadget that delivers TV controls hands-free. Yes, you heard that right, now you don’t need to even touch your remote.
With Amazon Fire TV Cube, you just need to say “Alexa, I’m home” and Alexa will turn on your TV. Alexa will listen to your commands and will stream and play your movies, TV shows and your favourite channels or showtimes. You can control all your entertainment with Alexa voice assistant.
What is Amazon Fire TV Cube?
The Amazon Fire TV Cube combines with Echo smart speaker and the Fire TV. From top look, it appears just like Echo speaker having 4 buttons to control volume, mute and start.
The device allows you to control your TV with voice commands and make the video contents appear life with its 4K Ultra HD. The Fire TV Cube will not only act as a voice-controlled set-top box but it will answer all your random questions, control your other smart home accessories.
It also has a universal remote that can control other compatible media devices from various brands like Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, and more.
Pre-orders for the Amazon Fire TV Cube had already begun and the orders will be start shipping from 21st June. The all-in-one entertainment gadget costs $120 but prime members can get it for $89.99 until 9 June. Fire TV Cube is currently available for US customers.
The Design and Features of Fire TV Cube
As the name given, it is a cube-like structure with all its four sides has “IR blasters”. This allows the device to communicate with various media accessories and control various media equipment (TVs, sound bars, cable and satellite boxes, and A/V receivers) including the TV itself with HDMI-CEC.
The device has far-field and near-field voice support which can listen to the commands of the user from anywhere within the house. Along with built-in speaker of dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo and HDMI audio port that will give an amazing surround-sound for playing audio even when your TV is switched off. The device supports 4K Ultra HD that will stream up to 60 fps and HDR giving extraordinary colors, picture clarity that will make the picture come-to-life.
Other features include the wifi connectivity, Bluetooth and the cloud storage to store the online contents from Amazon video.
What Fire TV Cube can deliver
Now, Alexa will be the center of all your entertainment that will automatically power on your TV as soon as you command the Alexa enabled Fire TV Cube. Now adjust the volume, control playback and stream movies, shows and music from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more.
Also, you can browse various websites YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit through browsers like Silk and Firefox.
The commands go like just you do with your Echo speaker:
“Alexa, turn on the TV”
“Alexa, turn up the volume”
“Alexa, open Netflix”
The Fire TV Cube is compatible with various set-top box providers including Comcast, DirecTV and Dish. In fact according to Amazon, more than 90 % of the cable and satellite providers are covered.
The Fire TV Cube also acts like your Echo speaker, so it can control all the smart home appliances like the lights, thermostats, camera feeds and lots more. Not only that, it delivers flash briefings, weather forecasts and various other stuffs on to your TV, just like the Echo Show.
However, the Fire TV Cube does not support the call and message feature, multi-room music and Bluetooth connectivity to the mobile phones. But the Amazon’s Alexa skills and functionality is constantly being tested and upgraded, so we will soon hear all these features to be integrated.
If you purchase The Amazon Fire TV Cube before 1st of July, then you will get an exciting offer of $10 credit for Amazon Prime Video. So what are you waiting for just grab the first hands-free TV control with all-in-one entertainment gadget.
Keep coming for more updates on Amazon Fire TV Cube and its skills to unveiled.