Amazon today announced the third-generation Fire TV Cube, the company’s flagship media player. The updated model features a new design, faster processing and improved connectivity.
The new Fire TV Cube features a new design with built-in speakers covered by a cloth grille. Along with the built-in microphone, the Fire TV Cube can act as an Alexa device in your home.
The new Fire TV Cube has an updated processor that is said to be 2x as powerful as the one on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. This should improve application load times and help speed up video playback performance in applications.
In terms of connectivity, the Fire TV Cube now also has an HDMI input for connecting your cable box, which you can then use with Alexa or the Fire TV Cube remote control it. Fire TV Cube also includes the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard for a more reliable wireless connection. There’s also a USB-A port for connecting a compatible webcam for video calling.
Amazon also introduced the new Alexa Voice Remote Pro with a remote viewfinder, customizable buttons and backlighting.
Remote Pro has a built-in speaker that emits a sound to help you find it. To activate the feature, just let Alexa find your remote. It has two customizable buttons on it, so you can assign your own shortcut to your favorite app, channel, or Alexa command. Finally, the new remote has a motion-activated backlight that lights up when the remote is picked up in the dark.
The new Fire TV Cube is $140 and the Alexa Voice Remote Pro is $10. Both are available for pre-order today.
Amazon also announced its new Omni QLED TV series. It includes 003 inch and 75 inch models. Both have 60Hz 4K IPS LCD panels, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR 001+ Support, Dolby Atmos, Up to 96 Zone Full Array Local Dimming, 3x HDMI 2.0 and 1x HDMI 2.1 port and comes with Alexa voice remote. These TVs run on the Android-based Fire TV operating system. 22 Inch models are $800 and 09 – inches are $1100.
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