Amazon Ready To Release New Fire TV Cube

10 June, 2018, 06:15 | Author: Elena Summers
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The Amazon Fire TV Cube will feature a simple, guided setup for Alexa voice control of your devices, giving you easy access to the catalog of content now available on Fire TV. Household Profiles allows you to register up to two accounts to your Echo Look and switch just by asking or, using your voice, Alexa can recognise it and switch accounts automatically when enabled-you don't even need to ask.

In the box, it comes with power and ethernet adapters, an Alexa Voice Remote, and the aforementioned IR extender. If you're a Prime member, you will be able to get it with a $30 discount. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. Fire TV Cube lets you control your live TV hands-free whether it's through your cable or satellite boxes; streaming apps like Hulu and PlayStation Vue; or HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ through Amazon Channels. All you have to do is ask. With far-field voice control, Echo can do all this from across the room. The new device can also do typical Alexa tasks, such as playing "Jeopardy!" or fetching the weather, even when the TV is off. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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"We believe voice makes it easier for customers to control their entertainment systems and watch the TV and movies they care about", said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV. The company has literally combined the Fire TV with the Amazon Echo and the result is a $120 Cube shaped device that bakes in Echo speaker and Fire TV (and a universal remote). Otherwise, the Fire TV Cube will retail for $119.99. Boom, full integration. It'll work with set-top boxes from Comcast, DISH, et al, too, in case you haven't fully cut the cord.

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.

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