With eight microphones and the advanced beamforming technology pioneered in Echo devices, use your voice to check the weather, listen to the news, control compatible smart home devices, and more-even with the TV off. Apps like Netflix Prime Video, HBO, Hulu and more will give you access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows.
And if you don't have a cable box, Fire TV Cube will play content from a channel using the PlayStation Vue platform.
Folks that are really bought into Amazon's Prime ecosystem can potentially have a lot of devices plugged in around the house.
And since it's got Alexa built-in, you can use your voice to search for and play content.
Amazon has unveiled its Fire TV Cube - a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa built in. "And, it's just the beginning". 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.
But the Fire TV Cube is finally out, priced at an aggressive $119.99 on pre-order in the USA today, and even made available for a discounted $89.99 for Prime members today and tomorrow only. Otherwise, the Fire TV Cube will retail for $119.99.
With Alexa built-in, you no longer need to summon the assistant using a remote, like you had to with previous Fire TV devices. No more scrounging around for a remote-Alexa can find and access anything on any of your connected devices, even cable channels.
The research conducted by InfoScout and Alpine.AI showed that while not all Echo owners regularly used the device to make online purchases, of those that did, they spent, on average 29% more than other regular Amazon customers. The company is also highlighting the hundreds of skills available for customers in France from leading brands like Philips Hue, Legrand, and Franceinfo as well as device makers like Boulanger and Archos that are introducing Alexa-enabled devices for French customers. Amazon has announced Fire TV Cube. Many of your favorite apps now support enhanced in-app voice controls on Fire TV, giving you more ways to use your voice while navigating through content, and dozens more are expected by the end of 2018.
You also get wired infrared remote support.