After releasing its first Fire TV Cube back in 2018, Amazon has finally launched the second generation of the device in India with hands-free Alexa voice control at a price of INR 12,999. It is a line of micro consoles and digital media players developed by Amazon. The 2nd generation Fire TV Cube can be plugged into a TV with an HDMI port in order to get a smart viewing experience.
The 2nd generation Fire TV Cube combines a series of features together including Ultra-HD HDR streaming, hands-free access to Alexa voice assistant, various HDR formats up to Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos audio, and more.
Amazon has introduced the 2nd generation Fire TV Cube via the newly launched section where the customers can get the device at INR 12,999 as an introductory offer.
Features and specifications
The 2nd generation Fire TV Cube is currently the smartest and most advanced Fire TV range available in India. This streaming device got an update and unlike its predecessor, it allows users to give voice commands without the remote control. Using the Alexa voice assistant, the customers can change channels as they like; increase the volume and open up numerous possibilities to satisfy their viewing experience.
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The new Fire TV also offers a long list of streaming channels including Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, Voot, and others. The 4K ultra-HD resolution at 60fps with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR 10+ along with Dolby Atmos sound can really take your experience of viewing to the next level.
As for design, the 2nd generation Fire TV Cube comes in a cubical form factor with control buttons on top. Along with the Fire TV Cube, the customers will also get 3rd generation Alexa Voice Remote, power adapter, two AAA batteries, infrared (IR) extender cable and Amazon Ethernet Adapter. However, the users have to get HDMI cable separately.
The Amazon 2nd generation Fire TV Cube comes with a Hexa-core processor with ARM Mali G52-MP2 (3EE) GPU at 800MHz. It runs on Fire TV OS with a revamped user interface from 2020. The device has 16GB onboard storage and 2GB RAM. It also sports an inbuilt 40mm speaker to access Alexa even when the TV is turned off. This enables the device to have the new spectacular feature of hands-free Alexa voice assistance.
Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO, HDMI, Micro USB port, wired infrared support, and shortcuts to the streaming channels. The users can also stream the movies, shows, and other video content of their choice using their home entertainment setup.
Price and availability
The 2nd generation Fire TV Cube is available at a price of INR 12,999 on Amazon for now. The availability of the device may differ during the pandemic situation in the country. For now, go and grab this amazing streaming device from Amazon before it stocks out!