Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) launched in India with hands-free Alexa, price Rs 12,999
The company has not included the HDMI cable required to connect the Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) with your home entertainment setup. But Amazon is providing it with the device as an introductory offer at no additional charge.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) has been launched in India at a price of Rs 12,999. This streaming device is said to be Amazon's most powerful device, which combines Amazon's Fire TV and Echo smart speaker range capabilities and provides ultra-HD HDR streaming and hands-free Alexa voice assistant access. . Various HDR formats up to Dolby Vision as well as Dolby Atmos Audio support Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen). The sale of this latest device has been started today through Amazon, in addition, it has been made available for purchase at Croma and Reliance retail outlets across India.
However, a point to note is that the HDMI cable required to connect the Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) with your home entertainment setup is not included in the box. But Amazon is providing it with the device as an introductory offer at no additional charge.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) price and competition
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) is priced at Rs 12,999, which is the most expensive streaming device on Fire TV ever. Ultra-HD streaming, HDR and audio formats support are among its major functions, similar to the Fire TV Stick 4K. But Fire TV Cube (second generation) comes with improvements such as hands-free Alexa access and better connectivity options. This device also competes with the new Apple TV 4K, which will soon be available in India at a price of Rs 18,900.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) specifications and features
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (second generation) is by far the most expensive streaming device in the Fire TV range. It has various HDR formats with Ultra HD resolution streaming capability, including Dolby Vision, HDR 10 Plus, HDR 10 and HLG. For audio, Dolby Atmos format support is provided, allowing the Fire TV Cube to send signals to your connected television or home entertainment setup.
Talking about the software, the Amazon Fire TV Cube (Second Generation) works on the Fire TV OS, with a revamped user interface that was rolled out in 2020. In addition, the platform includes all major streaming service support including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, YouTube and Apple TV. Users can stream movies and TV and other audio and video content directly into their home entertainment setup using the Fire TV Cube.
The main feature of Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) is hands-free Alexa Voice Assistance. Apart from this, Always has a microphone and a small speaker in which Alexa can hear Wake Word and its voice commands. It can be used for voice control to the Fire TV Cube, in which you can start or stop a connected television or home theater setup, open the app and select the content, adjust the volume, etc.
Even if the device has a speaker, audio content cannot be played on it. You can play music and podcasts in a setup such as your connected television or connected soundbar. A remote is also provided with the Amazon Fire TV Cube (second generation), which can be used to control the device and navigate the interface. It also has hotkeys for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music.
The IR extender adapter is included in the Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) for connectivity. Apart from this, there is also an Ethernet adapter for wired connectivity.