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Exclusive: Amazon Fire TV Cube India launch date and price revealed

Highlights

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube is launching in India this week
  • The 2nd-gen streaming device was launched globally in 2019
  • It combines the functionality of Fire TV Sticks and Echo speakers

[Update] We’ve just learned that the Fire TV Cube will go on sale starting April 24th and will be priced around Rs 10,000 in India. It will ship with the new 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote that features dedicated buttons for Prime Video, Netflix, Amazon Music and live TV apps guide.


 

The Amazon Fire TV Cube will launch in India this week, Pricebaba has learned from reliable industry tipster, Ishan Agarwal. We can confirm that Amazon will launch the second-generation Fire TV Cube in India. However, we don’t have an exact launch date yet.

Also read: Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) review: still a great investment

In the US, the Fire TV Cube is priced at $119.99 (~Rs 8,700), and we can expect the India price to be on the higher side as well. Notably, the streaming box was launched back at the IFA 2019.

Amazon Fire TV Cube specifications and features

The Fire TV Cube will ship with the new 3rd-gen Alexa voice remote in India

The Amazon Fire TV Cube combines the features of the Fire TV Stick streaming devices and Echo range of Alexa-enabled smart speakers. The device lets users control their TV and other smart gadgets using their voice. It comes with eight mics for far-field voice recognition to enable the Alexa voice assistant. The streaming device comes with support for Dolby Vision and 4K Ultra HD content. It also features support for HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos audio.

The second-generation Fire TV Cube features Local Voice Control, which enables on-device processing of voice commands without having to rely on online servers. This enables faster execution of the most frequently used voice commands. On the connectivity front, the device features dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, IR sensors, HDMI, and micro-USB.

Notably, Amazon rolled out its new Fire TV interface for the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick 4K last month. The company had previously made the redesigned UI available for the Fire TV Stick (3rd-gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite.

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