Amazon is killing the TV remote

Amazon launches Echo Look in U.S., could popularize computer vision via Alexa

The device is, as the name would suggest a set top box which infuses Alexa smarts and voice controls and thus delivers many Amazon Echo style smart functions, in addition to helping you find and watch TV shows and films.

Because it's a Fire TV product, the Fire TV Cube connects to your TV and plays content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, NBC, ESPN, HBO, and more.

And if you don't have a cable box, Fire TV Cube will play content from a channel using the PlayStation Vue platform.

Amazon Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order as of today for $120 and will ship on June 21st.

Amazon Fire TV Cube is compatible with set-top boxes from top providers such as Comcast, DISH, and DIRECTV, covering more than 90 percent of households with a cable or satellite subscription. Otherwise, you may have to wait and hope that it is an Amazon Prime Day deal too.

Amazon has unveiled its Fire TV Cube - a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa built in.

'And, it's just the beginning.

Using these USA prices as a guide, and if we look at Amazon's current media streamer offering, we can at least make an educated stab at what the Amazon Fire TV Cube could retail for when it arrives in the UK. You can use Google Home to control a Chromecast, for example, or any Echo to navigate your Fire TV.

Amazon just announced its first new Fire TV product since the 4K Fire TV debuted in 2017, and it looks pretty fantastic. In demonstrations, Amazon has been showing off how you could change the channel on a separate cable box that's also connected to your TV.

But that's not the only trick up the Fire TV Cube's sleeve; it incorporates four IR blasters (one in each side) to communicate with all of your A/V equipment. Prime members that order today or tomorrow can take advantage of a special introductory offer and grab the gadget for just $89.99 - a savings of $30. Otherwise, the Fire TV Cube will retail for $119.99. At this juncture, the Fire TV Cube seems more like a work in progress and there is no doubt that further updates will better the device. Would you be willing to get one for yourself? It will start shipping to customers starting June 21.

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