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Amazon releases Fire TV cube: A streaming box with alexa

Amazon has officially announced the Amazon Fire TV Cube, and it looks very impressive. The Fire TV Cube is a hybrid of Echo Dot and Fire TV. It has the easy-to-use interface shared by Amazon’s other streaming devices. The device has a similar design as of the previous one, including the four Echo buttons on top and a glowing blue light that lets you know when Alexa is listening.

For now, the Cube is only available to US customers.

All about Fire Tv cube

The Fire TV Cube supports HDR10 and Dolby Atoms sound, but it lacks Dolby Vision playback. You can control your cable box, your TV and your sound bar with your voice, using Alexa. You have to use voice for things like volume control since the bundled Fire TV remote remains unchanged and does not have volume buttons.

All four sides of the “cube” house IR blasters that allow the device to communicate with and control everything in the average person’s TV setup.

It pairs Alexa’s assistant smarts and hands-free voice commands with Amazon’s popular 4K streaming device. This cannot do everything an Echo can like calls and messages through Alexa are not supported. Also, you cannot synchronize the Fire TV Cube with a Bluetooth speaker or add it to your Echo multi-room music setup.

You can also integrate the Cube into routines, so something like “Alexa, goodnight” can power off your entire TV rig along with your lights and other Alexa-compatible devices.

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