The New 4K Amazon Fire TV Cube for $119

By Nitish Singh / June 7, 2018

Amazon announced the highly anticipated Amazon Fire TV Cube today as part of its home entertainment lineup. The 4K device combines Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Echo into one device. The Cube comes with Amazon Alexa functionality with the remote acting as a controller for voice commands. The device has been designed with voice usage in mind and Amazon has added a total of eight microphones spread across all sides of the device to ensure users are able to interact with Alexa as conveniently as possible.

The new Fire TV Cube is priced at $119 and is already up for pre-orders with the product release set for June 21. The device is capable of connecting to Bluetooth audio peripherals, smart devices like Philips Hue, Smart TVs and more. It can be a great home automation solution if you have the right smart products that can work with Amazon’s offering.

Fire TV Cube Manual

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The Alexa features are same as every other Amazon Echo device out there with new voice commands being added all the time to make Alexa smarter than ever. The Cube is capable of connecting to displays through HDMI output and comes with an IR remote that can be used for not only the Cube but also other HDMI-connected devices. Alexa is capable of interacting with power functions of your display and voice commands can be used to turn your TV on or off once connected to the Fire TV. Alexa can work with not only Amazon’s Prime Video content but also with major set-top boxes that offer TV content.

The device offers an HDMI port, a USB port and a power connector on the back. It comes loaded with the latest Fire OS which can be updated via over-the-air updates over time as Amazon adds new features to the Fire TV Cube as well as voice commands for Alexa.

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