Amazon Fire TV Cube: "Alexa, control my TV and AV system"
Tv & Audio
Are you ready for the newest device with Alexa?
This is the Fire TV Cube, a little black box that combines a Fire TV streaming device and a hands free Alexa speaker like Amazon's Echo into one package.
It also has the ability to control your TV.
Let's take a look.
[SOUND] Turn on the TV.
The idea is to enable voice control your tv devices from across the room without having to pick up your remote.
Since it has a built in Fire TV streamer it can access Prime Video as well as other apps like Netflix and Hulu directly.
The cube comes with a remote but you can also ask for stuff by name without having to drive around menus.
You can even control playback on some apps.
ALexa, fast forward two minutes.
The system can control your T.V., sound bar, or even AV receiver using infrared commands allowing them to switch inputs automatically with voice control.
Alexa's voice can play through your speakers and music can take advantage of the superior sound.
And jus like a standard Fire TV with Alexa built in, you can get it to show the weather or news reports on screen, taking advantage of the TV to display extra info.
The Fire TV Cube ships June 21 for 120 bucks, while Prime members can preorder one starting today for $90.
Look for a full review on CNET soon.