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Amazon is having an impromptu sales bonanza on several of its Fire hardware products. Which I guess you could say is a 'Fire' sale of sorts (get it?), with some tantalizing discounts on its streaming products and tablets. For example, shown above is Amazon's Fire TV Cube on sale for $99.99 (down from $119.99) right now. It may look like a Rubik's Cube with the stickers peeled off, but it's less frustrating and more capable. The Fire TV Cube supports streaming at up to 4K Ultra HD, and supports various HDR standards (Dolby Vision, HDR 10,HDR10+, and HLG). It also features Alexa integration, so you can bark out requests to change the channel or dim the lights, among other things. Amazon Fire TV... Read more...
The big game is tomorrow, with the Kansas City Chiefs facing the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. For those that are looking for some streaming hardware to add to your big screen TV to watch the game in 4K, there's still time to order. The Super Bowl will be broadcast on local Fox channels over-the-air (OTA), or you can watch it in 4K streaming glory via the Fox Sports app. Amazon is currently discounting both its Fire TV Cube (2019 version) and the Fire TV Stick 4K (2019 edition), and is offering same-day shipping on both. The Fire TV Stick 4K comes in a dongle form-factor and plugs directly into an HDMI port on the back of your television. As its name implies, it supports 4K streaming,... Read more...
If you are about to purchase a Fire TV Cube, just stop. Amazon is releasing a second generation model, and while similar in functionality to the first-gen version, the newest Fire TV Cube offers some interesting upgrades over the original. Perhaps the biggest is a meaty upgrade to an octa-core processor, making it the "fastest and most powerful Fire TV" devices ever. According to Amazon, it offers up to a 2X performance bump over the first-gen model, along with instant access to Dolby Vision and 4K Ultra HD content at up to 60 frames per second. On the high dynamic range side of the equation, it's not just Dolby Vision, either—it supports HDR10+ content as well (Rtings has a good breakdown... Read more...
When it comes to Amazon's Fire TV family of media streamers, the Fire TV Cube is the flagship of the family. However, it also comes with a price tag of $119.99. Today, however, HSN is selling the Fire TV Cube for a much more enticing $59.99, which is half off its normal selling price. That's also only $10 more than the brand-new Fire TV Stick 4K, which is far less capable.  Besides including Alexa functionality for controlling your smart home devices, it is also capable of controlling your A/V equipment (i.e. receivers, sound bars and cable/satellite boxes) with just your voice. Amazon also includes an Ethernet adapter and an IR extender in the box. About the only... Read more...
This past summer Amazon rolled out its slick and boxy little Fire TV Cube; the device was notable because it combined Fire TV streaming with the Alexa digital voice assistant. Amazon is now expanding the capabilities of that device with Alexa now being able to navigate around inside apps allowing owners to use their voice to do things like select Netflix profiles, move up and down or move left or right inside menus, and to select items. You may never need to pick up the remote again; anyone who tends to lose remote controls frequently will appreciate this option. The feature has been rolling out over the last few weeks, and that rollout happened without fanfare. Amazon says all Fire TV Cubes... Read more...
Amazon has finally gone official with a product that we've seen teased for quite a while. The all-new Fire TV Cube represents a new form-factor that combines functionality from several products in the Amazon catalog including the Fire TV and the popular Echo digital AI assistant. On the Fire TV side of things, it has all the capabilities you would expect from a modern streamer including 4K Ultra HD (HDR-10) support and app support for all of your favorite streaming services including Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, etc. Since its powered by FireOS, you can also install thousands of other apps from the Appstore. The Fire TV Cube features far-field voice recognition technology with... Read more...