It's honestly surprising it has taken Amazon almost four years to combine the functionality of a Fire TV digital media player and Echo smart speaker into one extremely versatile Alexa-controlled device.
Amazon also says that many of your favorite apps now support enhanced in-app voice controls on Fire TV, to help you navigate through content by voice, with dozens more coming by year end. Household Profiles allows you to register up to two accounts to your Echo Look and switch just by asking or, using your voice, Alexa can recognise it and switch accounts automatically when enabled-you don't even need to ask.
It ships with an IR extender cable and Ethernet adapter, should you opt to hardwire it to your network.
As from 13 June, Air France will innovate with intelligent voice recognition with Alexa, the virtual voice assistant developed by Amazon, and will be one of the first airlines to offer this functionality. Plug it in and you can start your TV, cable box, sound bar, and A/V receiver with just a simple voice command: "Alexa, turn on the TV". Simply ask Alexa to navigate and control content in popular apps, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN, FOX NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, and NBC.
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Alexa itself is also increasingly inside some smart TVs.
What makes the device interesting though is its Style Check feature.
"We tried to be thoughtful about when she speaks back to you instead of just doing what you've asked her to do". The device uses eight far-field microphones to recognize your voice from across the room and will feed you responses like a normal Echo would. Voice search is also supported, not to mention all the typical Alexa tricks, like weather forecasts, news and smart home device controls. Otherwise, the Fire TV Cube will retail for $119.99. Amazon Echo look was made available only under Invite system.
For those interested in putting another Alexa-powered device inside your home, the Fire Cube TV is already available for pre-order for $120. Amazon Prime members that pre-order the device on June 7 or June 8 will pay $89, giving them a $30 discount.