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Amazon Fire TV Cube with 4K, hands-free Alexa voice control launched in India: price, specifications

On: April 21, 2021
Highlights

  • The Amazon Fire TV Cube lets users control their entertainment system with voice commands
  • It is capable of streaming up to 4K UHD content along with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+
  • The streaming device is also compatible with select set-top boxes

Amazon Fire TV Cube has launched in India. We had exclusively reported the news yesterday. It 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. 

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The Amazon FIre TV Cube was actually launched way back in 2019. Commenting on the launch, Head of Amazon Devices, India, Parag Gupta said We have combined the far-field voice technology of Echo devices with the much-loved Fire TV user experience so that customers can use the convenience of Alexa to control their entertainment.’

Amazon Fire TV Cube specifications and features

Amazon Fire TV Cube

The Amazon Fire TV Cube offers the functionality of Fire TV Stick as well as Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is a small box-shaped streaming device. It has four physical buttons on the top including volume up/down, action and mic off. The device features its signature Blue colour lighting when it is turned on. The backside of the Fire TV Cube houses microUSB port, infrared port, HDMI port and a power port. 

The Amazon Fire TV Cube supports up to 4K UHD content at up to 60fps. It also supports Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+ formats. The device comes with Dolby Atmos 7.1 surround sound. 

On the hardware side, the Amazon Fire TV Cube is powered by a Hexa-core processor that is said to offer a fast and fluid experience. It packs 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM. The streaming device is equipped with eight microphones for far-field voice recognition. It features advanced beamforming technology that suppresses noise, reverberation, and competing speech so that Alexa clearly hears the user’s request. The multi-directional infrared technology lets users control their compatible TV, soundbar, select set-top boxes as well as smart home devices. 

With Fire TV Cube, users can easily search and navigate content with their voice, whether it’s through set-top boxes or streaming apps like Prime Video, Netflix etc. The streaming device’s 1.6-inch built-in speaker lets users dim the lights, check weather updates and perform more tasks even when the TV is switched off.  

In terms of connectivity, the Fire TV Cube comes with dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and MIMO. 

Amazon Fire TV Cube price in India

The Amazon Fire TV Cube costs Rs 12,999 and is already available for purchase from Amazon, select Croma and Reliance outlets across the country. The streaming device comes with an Alexa Voice Remote (3rd gen), Ethernet adapter, IR extender cable and power adapter. Customers need to purchase the HDMI cable separately but it can be availed at no extra cost along with the Fire TV Cube as a part of an introductory offer.

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