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amazon fire tv cube official

Amazon has officially unveiled the Fire TV Cube, a hybrid of its Fire TV streaming box and its Alexa-powered Echo speaker.

For now, it's only available in the US. It'll cost $119.99 and will be released on 21st June. Those pre-ordering it early can get it for $89.99.

Amazon often launches its TV-centric products in the US first before bringing them to other markets. So hopefully it'll come to the UK soon.

As well as being a 4K-capable streaming device, it boasts Alexa, Amazon's artificial intelligence-powered personal assistant. That means it can bring you information like weather and news reports, set timers and alarms and control other smart home kit like smart lighting or your thermostat.

It also works as a universal remote control. Each of its four sides are home to infrared blasters that let it control your soundbar, AV receiver, set-top box and more. Plus it can power up and switch off your TV at the press of a button or an Alexa voice command. So you shouldn't need too many remote controls.

As well as 4K, it supports HDR10 and Dolby Atmos sound tech. The only cutting-edge technology missing is Dolby Vision, which the Apple TV 4K will soon offer thanks to its new software. But Amazon could always enable it with a software update.

Source: Amazon

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