Fire TV Cube uses multi-directional infrared technology, cloud based protocols and HDMI CEC, that—combined with Alexa—let people control any compatible TV, sound bar, A/V receiver, and cable or satellite box. However, a standard remote control is still included.
Fire TV offers tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, as well as over 500,000 movies and TV episodes and thousands of 4K Ultra HD and HDR titles, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN, Fox Now, Showtime, Starx, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, and NBC.
“We believe voice makes it easier for customers to control their entertainment systems and watch the TV and movies they care about,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV.
“And, it’s just the beginning. Amazon Fire TV Cube will only get better over time with the Alexa service always getting smarter.”
Amazon Fire TV Cube is compatible with set-top boxes from top providers such as Comcast, DISH, and DirecTV, covering more than 90% of US households with a cable or satellite subscription.
Amazon Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order for $119.99 and ships with an IR extender cable and Ethernet adapter beginning on June 21. As an introductory offer, Prime members can pre-order Fire TV Cube on June 7 and 8 for a special price of $89.99. Plus, for a limited time, customers can pre-order Fire TV Cube and Amazon Cloud Cam together for $199.98.
Customers who purchase and register their Fire TV Cube by July 1, will also receive a $10 credit for Prime Video. And starting on June 21, Fire TV devices are eligible for unlimited access to tens of millions of songs with Amazon Music starting at just $3.99/month.