All-In-One, And One For All! Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Combines A Smart Speaker, Smart Assistant, And Fire TV.
Amazon recently announced their Fire TV Cube. It can be considered to be a Fire TV that comes with a smart speaker and Alexa-integration. It combines Alexa voice assistant and Echo’s smart speaker into a media streaming box that lets you control your home-theater setup. It lets you use voice commands while you search for content, launch other apps, control volume, and pause or play.
Alexa can give you a weather report, calendar information, and control smart home gadgets like thermostats and lights.
The device is equipped with eight far-field microphones that are capable of picking up words from the other end of a large living room. Since the device is likely to be placed close to a television, Amazon claims it has improved the sensitivity of the microphones over other Echo devices.
It has been noted that it is easier and faster to go through the search results using a remote. It is also highly difficult to change seasons within a show by asking Alexa. Since Amazon noted this difficulty, the Cube is delivered with a remote control. The Cube offers many streaming services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Spotify, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and Twitch. However, Google apps are missing here.
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