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Amazon Fire TV Cube is finally available for purchase

Amazon Fire TV Cube (Source: Amazon)
Amazon Fire TV Cube (Source: Amazon)
After a brief pre-ordering period, Amazon's Fire TV Cube can be acquired for a price of US$119.99 (the player alone) or US199.98 (Fire TV and Cloud Cam package). Later this year, this device should get support for sleep timers, Alexa Calling/Messaging, multi-room music, Bluetooth connections to mobile phones, and more.

Those looking for a simple and intuitive way to control their entertainment can finally place their orders for the Amazon Fire TV Cube, as the pre-order period has come to an end and this Alexa-powered streaming media player is finally shipping.

Introduced two weeks ago, the Fire TV Cube is being described by Amazon as "a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa" that allows its users to control their TV from across the room. Its hardware includes multi-directional infrared technology, cloud-based protocols, HDMI CEC, which allow voice control for compatible sound bars, TVs, A/V receivers, as well as cable or satellite boxes.

Thanks to Alexa, the Amazon Fire TV Cube provides quick and easy access to the generous catalog of content that is currently available for Fire TV users, which includes more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes, thousands of 4K and HDR titles, tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills. This player can navigate and control content in popular apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN, STARZ, and more.

The price tag of the Amazon Fire TV Cube reads US$119.99, its retail package including an IR extender cable and an Ethernet adapter. For the total amount of US$198.99, you can buy a package that also includes a Cloud Cam security camera. For more details about what can be done with the Amazon Fire TV Cube, you might want to take a look at the videos below, but you should also keep in mind that future software updates will bring more features.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-06-21 (Update: 2018-06-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.