Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) and Alexa Voice Remote Pro have launched in India today. The former arrives as the successor to the 2nd generation that was announced last year. It comes with several improvements over its predecessor.
The Alexa Voice Remote Pro is a premium remote for Fire TV streaming media players and smart TVs with Fire TV built-in. Read on to know what Amazon’s latest devices have to offer out of the box.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) specifications and features
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) is a squarish box-shaped streaming device that offers features of the Fire Stick TV as well as the Echo range of Alexa-enabled smart speakers. This means that users can stream content on their TV and also give voice commands with a single device. The third generation offering has the same design as its predecessor with four physical buttons on the top and a signature Blue colour lightning when it is turned on.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) comes with support for cinematic 4K Ultra HD content along with Dolby Vision and HDR. It features Super Resolution Upscaling, a technology that uses software tricks to offer enhanced picture quality by converting HD content into 4K, improving the detail, contrast, and clarity of the display.
Under the hood, the Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) is equipped with a new 2.0GHz processor that is claimed to be 20 percent more powerful than the previous generation. It will offer faster app launch speeds thus offering a smooth and fluid streaming media player experience. The third-generation streaming device comes with WiFi-6 connectivity along with a LAN port. It also features an HDMI Input port allowing users to directly connect to other devices like compatible set-top boxes, soundbars, and more. There is also an additional USB port for easily connecting compatible webcams.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) supports Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) allowing users to directly connect to compatible Bluetooth hearing aids. The streaming device has built-in speakers and a mic along with a hands-free Alexa feature that lets users control other devices by just giving voice commands.
Alexa Voice Remote Pro specifications and features
As for the Alexa Voice Remote Pro, it is a standalone remote for its Fire TV devices. The device looks like any other Fire TV Stick remote but packs a host of features. There is a Remote Finder that helps the user to find misplaced remotes easily by saying ‘Alexa, find my remote’ The device has two new customisable buttons to create a one-touch shortcut to favourite apps, channels, and anything Alexa can do.
The Alexa Voice Remote Pro also comes with motion-activated backlit buttons that automatically illuminate when the user picks up to remote in dark environments.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) and Alexa Voice Remote Pro price in India
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) is priced at Rs 13,999. The Alexa Voice Remote Pro costs Rs 2,499. The former will be available for purchase soon whereas the latter is up for pre-orders starting today from Amazon.