Amazon Officially Announces The Fire TV Cube

Amazon Officially Announces The Fire TV Cube

Amazon Officially Announces The Fire TV Cube

The Fire TV Cube is built to be hands-free but the device still comes with a remote control. The Fire TV Cube is compatible with set-top boxes from major providers, including Comcast, DirecTV and Dish, and Amazon says the total number of covered providers is "more than 90 percent of households with a cable or satellite subscription".

It's unclear if or when the device will be available globally, but Amazon is running a few different promotions alongside the Fire TV Cube's release. This means that it's possible to ask Alexa on the Cube to "tune to CBS", prompting it to send commands to the cable box and switch to that channel.

The Echo Look is certainly the most unique device in the wider Echo family, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs in the hotly contested smart home/speaker market.

The e-commerce juggernaut announced Monday the Fire TV Cube - a hybrid device that combines the functionality of its Echo smart speaker with the streaming prowess of its Fire TV Stick.

Amazon Fire TV Cube also uses far-field voice recognition with eight microphones to ensure Alexa clearly hears requests from across a room. You can tell it to turn on the television or just directly tell it to play your favorite content. However, the Fire TV Cube doesn't have all the smart capabilities as an Echo speaker, as it can't call anybody and it can't sync with other Bluetooth speakers. Now, the two products are converging in a way they haven't before, in the form of the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M users
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"We genuinely feel. that what we're delivering to customers today-which we think is fantastic-in 30 days, or 60 days, or a year, is going to be even smarter than it is today", she adds.

But the FireTV Cube goes beyond online streaming.

The Fire TV Cube will be available for pre-orders starting today and will cost $129. The Fire TV Cube is pretty much similar to the Apple TV 4K that also features HDMI CEC, Dolby Atmos support and more.

That's made life hard for premium streaming boxes like the Apple TV, which sells for $150 and up. While previous versions of the Fire TV could be controlled by voice, they required people to push a button on the remote control to issue commands.

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