Amazon is expanding its lineup of Fire TV products today with the Fire TV Cube. It looks like this product is the replacement for the high-end Fire TV that Amazon released way back in 2015 and last year’s Fire TV Stick. Of course, Alexa is built into the Fire TV Cube which also offers the same far-field voice recognition that Amazon’s Echo devices offer.
The Fire TV Cube is a 4K UHD streaming media player that features Alexa. This will allow users to control their TV from across the room. All you have to do is give Alexa commands to power the TV on and off, change the channels, adjust the volume, change the cable channel and more. Who needs a remote these days?
The device is also compatible with set-top boxes from Comcast, DISH, and DirecTV. It will let you control your live TV experience with voice commands through these boxes. Streaming apps like Hulu and PlayStation Vue are also supported. Alexa’s responses on the Fire TV Cube will be also optimized for the big screen and accompanied by rich visual information. You will be able to watch video flash briefings, smart home camera feeds, sports scores, weather forecasts, and more.
Amazon Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order for $119.99 and will ship on June 21st. If you have a Prime membership you can pre-order it on June 7th and June 8th for $89.99.