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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great way to convert your ‘dumb’ TV into a smart TV with video streaming and Alexa. But what if you want to turn your sound bar and A/V receiver into smart devices too?
Enter the Amazon Fire TV Cube, a handy all-in-one streaming centerpiece that instantly brings Alexa to just about every entertainment device. It’s on sale for just $100, or $20 off at Amazon.
The Fire TV Cube is a considerable upgrade from the Fire TV Stick. It’s speedier and more powerful, so you won’t get any buffering, pauses, or lag. It also comes with twice the amount of storage: That’s 16GB.
Thanks to built-in Alexa, you can load Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Now, and more with just the sound of your voice. You can use Alexa to control the TV—turn it on or off, search for movies and shows, change the volume, stream channels, and switch between cable and over-the-air. Of course, you can still access Alexa for up-to-the-minute news, weather reports, music and podcasts.
“Easy to install and integrates perfectly,” says a fan. “The video in 4k is great. The colors are vibrant, the sound is clear. The system works flawlessly.”
Bring on the remote
One of the biggest complaints from the first generation Fire TV Cube is that it didn’t come with a remote. But, with this second generation, Amazon has included the Alexa Remote for those times when you want to manually scroll through an episode guide.
“I use the remote to navigate menus and select specific episodes—it’s a lot quicker,” said a satisfied shopper.
Think of the Fire TV Cube as an all-in-one streaming box for your TV, sound bar, and more—and a definite upgrade from the Fire TV Stick.
“It's faster, more efficient, and wraps all the features we're used to into one,” shared another reviewer. “It was easy to set up. Immediately, Alexa took control of my TV. I now can move through every app with precision and speed. Talk my tv on, off, and through most commands while watching a series. It's awesome.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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