Home > Brands > Amazon > Amazon Unveils 3-In-1 Echo Speaker, Remote & Streaming Box

Amazon Unveils 3-In-1 Echo Speaker, Remote & Streaming Box

As competition in the smart speaker market continues to intensify, Amazon has unveiled its new ‘Fire TV Cube’ – a multi-functional device which combines an Echo smart speaker, universal remote and TV streaming box.

The new ‘Fire TV Cube’ (US$119.99) launches in the United States on June 21st, followed by other global regions later. (Australian pricing and availability yet to be confirmed).

The multi-functional device is a successor to its ‘Fire TV stick’ – which offers streaming for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more – and the ‘Fire TV’ which supports 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos streaming.

Amazon claims the new ‘Fire TV Cube’ is the “first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa”, and competes with Google Chromecast and Apple TV devices.

By engaging with Alexa, users can control video content hands-free, without their remote control. The virtual smart assistant is also capable of conducting tasks (e.g. checking the weather) as though a regular Echo speaker.

The ‘Cube’ incorporates its own Ethernet port, 16GB storage and a built-in speaker. Similar to other Echo speakers, the Fire TV Cube can control other smart home devices – e.g. light bulbs, soundbars etc.

Further information is available on Amazon’s website here.

You may also like
Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor Links With Alexa
NSW Retail Union Wants Workplace Surveillance Laws Overhauled
Apple And Amazon Cop Fines For Beats Headphones
Unions Urge FTC To Block Amazon’s MGM Takeover
Amazon Senior Execs Charged With Drug Smuggling