Published on September 29th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

Amazon Upgrades Fire TV with Third Generation Fire TV Cube and New Alexa Voice Remote Pro

Amazon today announced upgrades to its Fire TV family, including the new Fire TV Cube—Fire TV’s most powerful streaming media player yet—and Alexa Voice Remote Pro, a premium remote with an all-new Remote Finder and customisable buttons.

“The all-new Fire TV Cube is a big step forward for Fire TV in Australia—it’s the fastest, most powerful, and most versatile streaming media player we’ve ever made,” said Patrick Walker, country manager for Amazon Devices, ANZ. “The Fire TV Cube’s powerful processing and Wi-Fi 6E support deliver an incredibly smooth streaming experience, and HDMI input means you can instantly extend the simplicity of Fire TV and hands-free Alexa control to your compatible home entertainment system. With Alexa Voice Remote Pro, we’re making it easy to find a misplaced remote and get to the apps and content you love.”

Fire TV Cube—Enhanced Power and Speed

The new Fire TV Cube is Amazon’s best Fire TV streaming media player yet, with a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor that makes it two-times as powerful as the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The supercharged processor increases app launch speeds, making this Fire TV’s smoothest and most fluid streaming media player experience to date. Fire TV Cube can be controlled entirely hands-free with Alexa and includes support for cinematic 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and immersive Dolby Atmos audio. Plus, it offers a range of new features, including an HDMI input port, Wi-Fi 6E support, and Super Resolution Upscaling.

Fire TV Cube includes an HDMI input port, giving customers the flexibility to bring their entertainment devices together, Blu-ray players, and more. With Fire TV Cube, customers can easily control on-demand streaming via Fire TV’s Alexa Voice Remote or hands-free with Alexa.

Fire TV Cube also comes with Wi-Fi 6E support, giving customers with a compatible router the ability to enjoy a smooth entertainment experience with less interference from other Wi-Fi devices in the home. It also features a new Ethernet port if you need a wired network connection.

New to Fire TV Cube is Super Resolution Upscaling, which provides enhanced picture quality by seamlessly converting HD content into 4K for greater detail, contrast, and clarity. With Super Resolution Upscaling, content—from movies originally made in HD to grainy family photos—will look sharper on a 4K display.

Alexa Voice Remote Pro—Remote Finder Feature, Customisable Buttons, and Backlighting

Alexa Voice Remote Pro is a new premium remote built to help customers spend more time streaming and less time searching for the remote. It introduces a Remote Finder feature to help customers find misplaced remotes more easily. Simply say, “Alexa, find my remote” to an Echo or Alexa built-in device, the Alexa App or use the dedicated Remote Finder button in Fire TV app, and Alexa Voice Remote Pro’s built-in speaker will emit an audible ring to attract your attention.

Two new customisable buttons make getting to your favourite content and Alexa commands quicker and easier. You can personalise your remote by programming these buttons to create one-touch shortcuts to favourite apps, channels, and anything Alexa can do. For example, you could choose to program a button to have Alexa dim the lights, check the weather, or an Alexa Routine for movie night. Alexa Voice Remote Pro also includes motion-activated backlit buttons which automatically illuminate when the remote is picked up in low-light settings.
Alexa Voice Remote Pro is compatible with most Fire TV streaming media players.

Accessible Feature

Fire TV Cube supports Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA), allowing customers to directly connect compatible Bluetooth hearing aids.

Pricing and Availability

The all-new Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order today on amazon.com.au/firetvcube and will be available from leading retailers including JB Hi-Fi for $219. Alexa Voice Remote Pro is available for pre-order today on amazon.com.au/firetvremotepro for $59.

About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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