Amazon’s Alexa and FireTV software are expanding to even more products. Amazon has announced a bundle of new of their private label products. With its Alexa voice assistant and Fire TV software built-in. Amazon Fire TV Cube is the new version of last year’s Fire TV Cube.
The new version of the Amazon Fire TV Cube is up to two times faster than last year’s model. The first Fire TV Cube launched last July. Like its predecessor, the new model lets you control your TV. Cable box and other inputs using your voice.
That means you can walk into the room and say “Alexa, tune to ESPN on cable” and the Fire TV Cube will pull up ESPN on cable TV. It also works with streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV and more.
What Is An Amazon Fire TV Cube?
The Amazon Fire TV Cube lets you control your TV, speakers and cable box by voice. You can change the channel, adjust the volume, shop on Amazon. Check the weather and more all without ever touching a remote.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube costs $119 and is available now. Fire TV Cube lets you put down the remote. And dive straight into your favorite movies and TV shows with the sound of your voice.
How Amazon Fire TV Cube Works?
The Fire TV Cube lets you speak to your TV to change the channel. Adjust the volume, play movies, check the weather, shop on Amazon and more. You never need to touch remote control. Even if you’re like me and have one for the TV, one for the cable box and one for your audio system.
It’s an experience that will make fumbling with several controllers and buttons. Feel antiquated. With Alexa on Fire TV Cube, you can control compatible TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers.
The Alexa Voice Remote is also included for those times you want to control your TV without making a sound. Brands this product is compatible with include: Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio.
Plus, tune to live TV channels with cable or satellite boxes. From providers like Comcast, DISH, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, and more. Learn more about supported devices.
Fire TV Cube is the only streaming media player that lets you control. Your compatible cable and satellite box (over-the-air HD antenna support is coming soon).
Not every app has the same voice control experience. Many apps allow you to control playback. Using Alexa on Fire TV Cube to navigate and browse content within the app by saying “Alexa, go right” or “Alexa, select”. More apps including Netflix, Hulu, ABC. ESPN and STARZ have integrated further with Alexa. Allowing you to browse and search within the apps, dive into specific titles, and more.
Bluetooth connections to mobile phones. Is not currently supported on Amazon’s Fire TV Cube.
Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) is the fastest, most powerful Fire TV ever. With an ultra-powerful Hexa-core processor, enjoy instant access to 4K Ultra HD content. Plus support for Dolby Vision and HDR, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos. Delivering a fast, fluid experience for your favorite movies and TV shows. From across the room, you can ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play what you want to watch.
Switch inputs and go from watching your favorite TV show to the big game. You can also ask Alexa to check the weather, set timers, and reminders, and more—even when the TV is off.
Call friends or send an announcement to others in your home. By just saying, “Alexa, tell everyone the movie is about to start.“
Access websites such as Facebook and Reddit. With browsers like Amazon Silk and Firefox. Stream millions of songs and use your voice to request a song, artist, playlist. Or control playback through services like Amazon Music, Apple Music. Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. Subscription fees may apply.
Ask Alexa to view live camera feeds or play music through your multi-room music group. Fire TV Cube is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality. Learn more about smart home brands that are compatible with the Fire TV Cube.
Fire TV Cube is designed to protect your privacy. To electronically disconnect the microphones, press the microphone on/off button. Fire TV Cube has eight microphones that hear you from any direction. Making it easy to ask Alexa to adjust the volume or mute your compatible TV or soundbar.
With Alexa on Fire TV Cube, you can control a wide range of devices through the cloud. Infrared (IR), and HDMI-CEC, with more being added all the time. Learn more about voice control compatibility.
This item will be released on October 10, 2019.
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