Amazon Fire TV Cube is one of the streaming media devices to stream movies and TV shows from a variety of streaming services. It is fast and more powerful than the Fire TV device. It is built-in with Alexa voice feature and streams various contents online in HD resolutions. You can also use the power and volume buttons on your Alexa Voice Remote to control your TV without making a sound. This device can do everything an Echo device can, such as checking the weather condition and many more. It is a very good video streamer, that offers better picture quality when comparing to other streaming devices.
Fire TV Cube Price
Fire TV Cube is not available in all the countries, it is widely available in the USA and costs $119.99. Now the new models are made available in Canada ($149.99), UK (£ 109.99) and recently launched in Japan and Germany. The Amazon Fire TV Cube plus Ringing Doorbell 2 cost up to $218.99. The cost of this amazon device is high when compared to other Amazon Firestick and Fire TV. A Remote control with batteries, infrared extender cable and Ethernet adapter come along with its purchase.
Amazon Fire TV Cube set up
It is the latest streaming device from Amazon to watch movies and favourite shows on your TV in 4K Ultra HD.
Step 1: Plug the power cable and HDMI cable into the Fire TV Cube.
Step 2: Press Fast Forward button on your Fire Cube remote.
Step 3: select WiFi option and choose your network name.
Step 4: Enter your WiFi password and then click connect.
Step 5: Back to home screen, now you have to select ‘I already have an Amazon account’ to sign in with your Amazon Account.
Note: You have to select I am new to Amazon to create a your Amazon account here.
Step 6: Enter your Amazon account login credentials (username or Email ID and password).
Step 7: Click Sign in and then click continue to enter into Fire TV Cube.
Step 8: Click Yes to save your WiFi password to Amazon account.
Step 9: Enable Parental controls and click Get Started.
Step 10: Select the featured services that you want to have and click right to the channels.
Step 11: Click Play to proceed.
Step 12: Click Finish and then click continue.
Step 13: Select the option which matches your setup.
Step 14: Click Next to Turn your TV off and on.
Step 15: After your TV turns off, Click Fast Forward on your remote and click Next.
Step 16: Click continue and signup for prime to get all the Prime content on your Fire TV.
That’s it. Your Fire TV Cube is set up on your home entertainment device.
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Fire TV Cube is a hand free streaming media player with Alexa voice remote. It supports Alexa voice feature to command and dive straight into your favourite movies and TV shows. The Alexa Voice will respond to your request. You can also use this feature to check the weather conditions, set reminders and turn off your TV, adjust the volume and control playback on your TV. You can choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes to stream on your TV.
Fire TV Cube supports various streaming qualities. You can access thousands of titles in brilliant 4K Ultra HD, HDR, HDR10+ or Dolby vision. The streaming resolution includes You can enjoy all your streaming from various online streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access and many more.
Fire TV Cube comes with Hexa Core processor with 16 GB storage. It supports Dolby Atoms 7.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 5.1. It is provided with a built-in speaker to interact with Alexa voice, it supports even when your TV is turned off. You can listen to your Fire TV with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers and many more. The Dolby Atmos is not currently supported on Netflix titles.
Amazon Prime support
Fire TV Cube supports all your prime contents includes prime exclusive and award-winning Amazon Originals, popular movies, TV shows, live events, sports, news and more. You can stream all with your prime membership, and there is no additional cost for this. You are allowed to add more than 100 channels like HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access and Cinemax with Prime Video Channels. You have to pay for the channels which you add and can cancel at any time whenever you wish. Most of the channels offers free trial streaming before entering into the subscription.
Amazon Fire TV Cube First Generation and Second Generation
The second-generation Amazon Fire TV Cube has high-quality streaming capabilities and hands-free Alexa controls. The second version comes with faster performance and expanded HDR support and is powered with a Hexa Core processor.
First generation comes with Local Voice Control and Dolby Vision. Both the devices come with the same storage of 16 GB and 2 GB RAM. Most of the features are same for both the Fire TV cube versions.
Fire TV Cube Pros and Cons
- Hands-free voice control makes launching videos fast and easy.
- The infrared blaster can control your home theatre with your voice.
- Supports high quality streaming resolutions including 720p, 1080p and 2160p.
- It is provided with disorder Fire TV interface.
- Cost of this device is high and expensive when compared to other 4K streaming devices.
- All the apps are not well supported by Alexa.
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Fire TV Cube is optimized for TV controls and you can use the external Alexa speaker like Amazon Echo with other Fire TV devices. It is the best home entertainment streaming tool at an affordable cost. You can either connect it to WiFi connection or Ethernet support to stream all your favourite shows on your TV screen. It also supports various third-party streaming apps to watch live TV, movies and TV shows.