Amazon Fire TV Cube is an Alexa Powered Universal Remote

10 June, 2018, 06:12 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube is an Alexa Powered Universal Remote

Discussing the launch of its voice assistant and smart speakers, Jorrit Van Der Meulen, vice president, Amazon Devices International, comments, "Tens of millions of customers around the world are already using Alexa, and today we're excited to introduce Alexa to our customers in France". These are features not found in Amazon's current Fire TV 4K Player. A whopping eight microphones enable Alexa to hear you "from across the room", while beamforming capabilities will make sure ambient noise, "reverberation, content now playing, and even competing speech" are suppressed for flawless voice command clarity.

The Cube connects to the TV via HDMI and supports both multi-directional IR and CEC, so you can control multiple HDMI-connected devices with the included remote.

The Echo Look hands-free camera features built-in LED lighting, depth-sensing. But that's not all: Alexa also works on the Cube just like it would on an Echo. Simply ask Alexa to navigate and control content in popular apps, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN, FOX NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, and NBC.

Amazon engineers have been promoting the development of foreign language applications with the release a year ago of Cleo Alexa, a skill whose primary objective is helping Alexa understand different languages and dialects. You can do things like ask for the weather, check your calendar, and get your daily briefing all thanks to the streaming box. The device uses eight far-field microphones to recognize your voice from across the room and will feed you responses like a normal Echo would. Yes, the Fire TV Cube also doubles up as a universal remote, sweet!




The device is also compatible with set-top boxes from Comcast, DISH, and DirecTV. Amazon Prime members that pre-order the device on June 7 or June 8 will pay $89, giving them a $30 discount.

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is available for order today at $119.99 and will ship on June 21.

Initially, the Echo Look had debuted as a camera that was available through invites only, but throughout those trial months, the Echo Look has been improved and now also has an Echo Look smartphone app, which of course, you can purchase from Amazon's website.

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