Amazon today announced the next generation Fire TV Cube, Fire TV’s most powerful streaming media player yet. It comes with a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor, can be controlled hands-free with Alexa, includes support for cinematic 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, immersive Dolby Atmos audio, and is Wi-Fi 6 compatible. Plus, it offers new features such as an HDMI input port and Super Resolution Upscaling.
The third generation of Fire TV Cube is Amazon’s best Fire TV streaming media player yet, with a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor that makes it 20% more powerful than the previous generation. With hands-free Alexa, customers can get to their favourite channels and apps with simple voice commands. The Fire TV Cube provides support for cinematic 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and immersive sound with Dolby Atmos Audio.
With Fire TV Cube, customers can easily control their TV, set top boxes, and on-demand streaming via Fire TV’s Alexa Voice Remote, or hands-free with Alexa. Fire TV Cube also features an additional USB port for easy connection to compatible webcams for video calling with Alexa Communications. It also features a new Ethernet port if you need a wired network connection.
New to Fire TV Cube is Super Resolution Upscaling, which provides enhanced picture quality by seamlessly converting HD content into 4K for greater detail, contrast, and clarity. With Super Resolution Upscaling, content—from movies originally made in HD to even grainy family photos—will look sharper on a 4K display. Just plug in your hard disk to the USB port of Fire TV Cube and relive memories by scrolling through your photos on the screen.
Alexa Voice Remote Pro is a new premium remote built to help customers spend more time streaming and less time searching for the remote, and is compatible with most Fire TV streaming media players, and Smart TVs with Fire TV built-in. It introduces a Remote Finder feature to help customers find misplaced remotes more easily. Simply say, “Alexa, find my remote” or use the dedicated Remote Finder button in Fire TV app, and Alexa Voice Remote Pro’s built-in speaker will emit an audible ring to attract your attention.
Two new customizable buttons make getting to your favorite content and Alexa commands quicker and easier. You can personalize your remote by programming these buttons to create one-touch shortcuts to favorite apps, channels, and anything Alexa can do. For example, you could choose to program a button to have Alexa dim the lights, check the weather, or start an Alexa Routine for movie night. Alexa Voice Remote Pro also includes motion-activated backlit buttons that automatically illuminate when the remote is picked up in low-light settings.
Fire TV Cube supports Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA), allowing customers to directly connect compatible Bluetooth hearing aids. Both Fire TV Cube and Alexa Voice Remote Pro’s product and packaging are designed with sustainability in mind. Fire TV Cube and Alexa Voice Remote Pro’s packaging is designed to be over 95% recyclable, made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
Pricing and Availability
The new Fire TV Cube will be available soon to India for INR 13,999. You can sign up to be notified when it is available at Amazon.in/firetvcube/. Alexa Voice Remote Pro is available for pre-order today on Amazon.in/alexavoiceremotepro/ for INR 2,499. To see which Fire TV devices are compatible with Alexa Voice Remote Pro, check the compatibility checker: Amazon.in/help/firetv/remotecompatibility/.