Save $30 on Amazon's New Fire TV Cube

10 June, 2018, 06:15 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Meet the Fire TV Cube, a device that marries Alexa and 4K video streaming in a single device. "That's 450 million devices today, going to over one billion by the end of this year", Marchick added.

That IR compatibility means that users could say "Alexa, turn to channel 54" - and the set-top box with carry out the command by communication with a user's cable box. The company also says many of Alexa's visual responses are optimized for the big screen.

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Since it supports HDMI-CEC, it can turn your TV on, go to particular content, run Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN, FOX NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, NBC and more, as long as the app works with Alexa.

While Fire devices and smart TVs can respond to your voice commands for playing certain content on the TV, the ability to orchestrate all the controls on the TV by voice, not to mention other devices around your entertainment system and the smart home, is where the Cube hopes to makes a mark. "Alexa launch Netflix." "Alexa play Ed Sheeran". Another plus: since it's created to hook up to a TV, users can easily control and view smart camera feeds. "Amazon Fire TV Cube will only get better over time with the Alexa service always getting smarter". "And, it's just the beginning".

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Amazon Fire TV Cube uses far-field voice recognition with eight microphones to hear you even from across the room.

The Amazon Echo and Alexa voice assistant is continuing its global roll-out, with the smart speaker available in France from next week. It's compatible with TVs, cable and satellite boxes, A/V receivers, and more.

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But the Fire TV Cube is finally out, priced at an aggressive $119.99 on pre-order in the U.S. today, and even made available for a discounted $89.99 for Prime members today and tomorrow only. It can also reach to the devices that are kept in hidden places like cabinets and such with the help of the separate IR extender provided by Amazon with the Cube. It'll begin shipping on June 21st, but Amazon Prime customers who pre-order on either June 7th or June 8th can get the Fire TV Cube at a discounted price.

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