Amazon is bringing Alexa and Echo to France this month
08 June, 2018, 00:15
Customers who purchase and register their Fire TV Cube by July 1, will also receive a $10 credit for Prime Video.
The official ship date for the Amazon Fire TV Cube will begin on June 21st, and as of right now, the product is only available to customers in the United States.
Both come with Alexa functionality, and the Cube looks set to take those capabilities even further, calling itself the "first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa". The company unveiled on Thursday its newest TV streaming device, the Amazon Fire TV Cube - part Amazon Echo smart speaker, part Fire TV.
Using Alexa's voice controls, users can switch their TV on and off, change the volume, switch inputs, and change the channel.
You can also get $30 off a bundle that includes the Fire TV Cube and Amazon's Cloud Cam Security Cam. Where it stands out from Amazon's other Fire-branded products, however, is in its ability to control your TV and other set-top devices, such as cable boxes and sound bars, directly.
Alexa is one of the most popular and powerful personal assistants.
As smart and useful as our TV sets have gotten, how we interact with them remains quite dumb.
You can actually change the "trigger" or "wake" word to something else other than Alexa on the Alexa app so you're less likely to accidentally record something and send it to someone. And with Fire TV Cube, many Alexa responses are optimized for the big screen and accompanied with rich visual information, allowing you to view your smart home camera feeds, watch video flash briefings, view sports scores, see extended weather forecasts, and watch trailers for movies playing in nearby theaters. You can only get the full experience on select Android phones, Amazon Fire devices, and Amazon ...
Amazon Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order today and will begin shipping on June 21, Amazon says. However, if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, you'll be able to get it for $89.99 on June 7 and June 8 - so don't delay, order today!