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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good device but you'll still need your remotes

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    Modani
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    I was excited to get the new fire TV cube as it combined two of my favorite devices - Fire TV stick and Echo dot, but was a bit disappointed with the result. Don't get me wrong, the device is a capable 4K streaming device - it is just that it cannot provide you complete voice control on your TV. The reason is two fold - (1) Some controls are just not supported (e.g., powering on or off your cable set top box - it can only control boxes that are already on), and (2) it is just easier, and faster to get certain things done with the remotes. Now however, the one great thing is commanding Alexa across the room to get something started and to see it few moments letter - makes you feel like you're living in the future. If you don't care about your power bills or environment - switch off "auto power off/power save" on your cable set top box and let it always remain on. Fire TV cube can work well then. The other great thing is that the cube knows when to use its own speakers, and when to turn on the TV and use that. But unlike echo dot - you cannot ask it to pair bluetooth speakers or call your family! Also, when you use echo dot to control your fire TV stick, that works quite well too - so really, you could, in theory - buy the latest echo dot 3rd get ($ 49.99) and Echo fire TV stick with new report ($ 49.99) combined for about $ 20 cheaper than this device and have more capability and flexibility overall. The new remote of the new Fire TV stick 4K is the same as this item, so you can still power on your TV with it. What you cannot do is should across the room to control your TV. So, there you have it - you can combine two AMAZING 5***** products but the result can be average, but then again, amazon has brought about many new features using over the air software upgrades. So you never know, this may become more capable in future. A feature, that amazon should consider via software update is the ability to teach IR commands - like you can do with "Pronto Peel" and "Logitech Harmony" devices. That would make it more compatible with additional devices. Another thing that amazon can do is somehow make the device more zippy, faster, more responsive. It is not as quick on its feet as echo dot, and the performance seems at par with a cheaper fire TV stick 4K.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A solid music device with some control options

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    Pablo
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    My house is filled with numerous Alexa devices ranging from a couple of 2nd generation Echos, an Echo Spot, and two Sonos One speakers. Adding the Fire TV Cube was a natural fit as I could now use Alexa to control my TV, cable box, and even music throughout my home Sonos setup. Did it work like I expected? Well, yes and no. I'll go over the positives and negatives of the Fire TV Cube. First and foremost, if you have a Fire TV device, you'll be familiar with the interface. It's the same old grid you get with every device. Amazon really needs to clean this up and separate everything out to different tabs or have a grid of apps. Navigating videos available for Prime Video streaming is a pain yet the Prime Video app takes you to videos Amazon wants you to buy/rent. Instead, the Prime Video app should have to tabs: one for free Prime streaming and another for renting/purchasing. The idea is to just use Alexa to queue things up but it's not perfect. Just last night I said "Alexa, I want to watch Doctor Who." The entire series is available to stream for free for Prime subscribers yet Alexa's first result was to buy the series on Prime Video, the second result was to install the BBC app and pay for their streaming option. Everything after that was either a documentary about the series or one off specials that I could stream, buy, and/or rent. I have never been a fan of the Fire TV interface and the Fire TV Cube doesn't do anything to better that. I also still have issues with streaming over wi-fi. I had a Fire TV stick years ago hooked up to a different router and ISP. It would constantly buffer and stream in 480p despite being inches away from the router and me having a 50Mbps connection (tested on my phone). Now I have a mesh network with 200Mbps throughout my home and, when using wi-fi, the Fire TV Cube would often just play HD or 1080p HD despite my Apple TV 4K playing 4K HDR Netflix content without issues. I had to wire my Fire TV Cube to one of my routers and it works a lot better but still prefers to play 1080p versions of 4K content. The main positive of the Fire TV Cube is being able to use Alexa to playback music throughout my house, control my smart devices, and control my living room entertainment setup. Alexa does a pretty good job at this, better than I thought. I still need a remote from time-to-time but Alexa does a good job with turning on my TV, controlling my cable box, and music (to an extent). I subscribe to Apple Music and Amazon Music. Right now, the Fire TV Cube only works with Amazon Music (also Pandora, Sirius XM, Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer). Apple Music was just added to Echo devices so it's probably only a matter of time but the Fire TV Cube perfectly controls Amazon Music and understand every command. The control of smart devices is no different than an Echo speaker but it's nice that the Cube will mute my TV speakers (which is actually a Sonos PlayBase) when I'm giving a command or asking a question. Alexa can easily change channels on my cable receiver. I can either belt out the exact channel name "Alexa, turn the cable to channel 847" or I can simply say "Alexa, turn the cable to HBO." That part really surprised me with how well it works. The Fire TV Cube was also easy to setup. It discovered my TV, Apple TV 4K, and cable receiver (and appropriate company) without issues. The only thing it didn't discover automatically was my Nintendo Switch. It even knew my TV was outputting audio via digital coaxial to my Sonos PlayBase. I'm not sure if this was due to the Cube or my TV (a 2018 Samsung QN65QF), or communication between both, but it was nice. Aside from the Fire TV UI, using the Cube was a breeze and anyone who has ever use an Alexa device will be able to use it just fine. All-in-all, I was pleasantly surprised by the controlling capabilities of the Cube. It automatically discovered my TV, Sonos PlayBase, and other media/cable devices hooked up to my TV. It knows my cable provider and which networks are on which channels. It can provide basic controls for my cable box (like play/pause) and gives my TV access to all of my smart devices. I'm not a fan of the Fire TV interface and it still feels like Amazon uses cheap networking hardware in their Fire devices. I would have given this a higher score had Amazon not made me plug the Ethernet adapter into the Cube and if Amazon updated the old Fire interface (which is showing its age). I would still recommend this for people who want to control their TV's with their voice without having to hold a remote up. I liked it enough that I purchased a second one for my bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Streamer Alexa is a bonus

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    Techtoyguy
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    This was purchased to replace a different streamer that I had to get repaired under warranty. ( I got a replacement for it ) My criteria for a streamer is 1 picture and sound quality 2 reliability of connection to the various streaming services and the apps offered 3 ease of setup and general usability. For item 1 I give this streamer the Cube a 7 overall (the other streamer was 9 overall ) Part of the problem appears to be the WiFi but is better with direct Ethernet cable to router (the other streamer is better on WiFi, WiFi issue- Picture: is mostly ok to good but for darker scenes seems to blur to a dark undefined area with no or little shadow detail.(black crush?) Direct Ethernet cable this problem is not present or very minimized. Sound: I don’t seem to be able to find any Dolby Atmos movies or content. The other streamer would always present Atmos to my Yamaha receiver. Costs: I picked this up on Labor Day sale so it’s definitely a good deal. I think PRIME is the better deal since we have a Prime account which provide Amazon Music, Prime books/ Kindle and shopping. ( Netflix raised prices again so ended my membership) Item 2: Connectivity. WiFi I give an 8 rating . Generally the connections have been flawless. A specific app I use for News ( News 12 on Optimum on LI NY) though the stream is terrible when it starts but cleans up after about a minute. The other streamer I have is flawless for the News 12 app. Possibly the streamer is doing optimizing as a stream starts ? Then the Cube or app will finally settle for good enough? My average network speed is 60Mbps on my internal 5g WiFi, 80 Mbps on a PC with wired nic I should note these issues are not seen on the other Streamer (fruit name) Note: On direct Ethernet cable the Cube behaves better overall. Item 3: Usability I give this a 7. Set up was easy. Alexa is ok but control of the TV and Reciever and other inputs on the reciever is odd. It took 3 attempts of using the wizard to get Alexa to control everything by voice. The remote is OK, pausing, ff, few and X-ray work nicely. Captions are paint to get to. The overall interface on the Cube though does not segregate the PRIME only programming from everything else making for tedious selection of programming. I don’t understand why PRIME subscribers don’t have a single point of entry to see their Prime programming? The other streamer has the Amazon app and the Prime programming separated so I don’t by accident select something that I have to pay for. Fire TV app on a tablet i give a 4. The screen area that is like a touch pad is WAY too sensitive, If i move a finger just a little bit the list of programming flies by. Alexa is new to us so still getting used to it. Overall this a good streamer and worth getting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Start but Needs Improvement

    Posted
    Martinro73
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    All in all this product has potential but in my opinion, when compared with more mature products on the market like Apple TV, this FireTV Cube still leaves something to be desired. I've used an Echo Dot and large Echo for years and if the FireTV Cube were as responsive as these older devices I would like it much better. My biggest complaint is that the interface is sluggish and sometimes this sluggishness makes it feel unresponsive. Unfortunately, this problem also carries over into the voice-enabled features. For instance, I'll set an alarm and when the alarm goes off the Fire TV cube can't process my command to "stop alarm" fast enough and the alarm keeps going off. It lights up showing that it hears you but the sluggish processing sometimes leaves you repeating yourself multiple times until it responds. I've been an avid Apple TV user for many years. When I saw the opportunity to use the Alexa enabled voice commands of Fire TV Cube to control my television experience I was excited. I like where the technology is headed but in my opinion the processor power leaves something to be greatly desired. Perhaps if they put a beefier processor in the unit it would be able to compete with the performance and responsiveness of the more mature Apple TV interface. Until then, I won't be recommending the Fire TV Cube to my friends as I think they would find the experience frustrating. All things considered, I'm a techie and it is a fun device to play around with. The alexa-enabled features are very enticing but I usually find myself going back to Apple TV because things just work better. I bought 2 of these cubes on sale for around $80 each but wouldn't recommend full price for them at this point. Once Amazon decides to improve their code or add better processing power I'd get behind it in a heartbeat.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s ok - not as smart as other Alexa assistants

    Posted
    CAP001
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    I purchased this on sale, it only cost a bit more than a 4K Roku stick. At first I regretted purchasing it, and wanted to exchange it for a Roku; but, ended up keeping it in hopes that Amazon will release updates to make it better. I had hoped that the Cube would serve as a media player; but, also be able to replace the Echo Dot that’s in the bedroom; but, it sort of can’t replace an Echo. I usually ask my Echo to play music for sleep at night, and it plays music through its built in speaker; where the Cube has a built in speaker; but, it can’t stream music without turning on the TV, which creates annoying light that I don’t want while trying to fall asleep. It’s also not smart enough to be able to turn the TV off in x-minutes or x-hours. I wish the Cube didn’t want to use the TV for almost everything, and that it were able to use its built in speaker for more things. I did end up keeping it, and it’s pretty useful for some things, like I can ask it to play a certain show, and it will turn on the TV and play the show, and then when done I can ask it to turn off the TV. With that said, it does some annoying things, like I might ask it to pause the show while I step away for a bit, and it does; but, if asked to continue playing, it’ll either switch to read a Kindle ebook, or stream music; so it’s touchy on how it wants certain commands. The remote that it came with is great, and works nicely - unlike the older remotes that shipped with the Firestick’s, this one actually has built in volume and power buttons. Voice commands work nicely with Amazon apps; but, in apps like PS Vue, not so well - like I can;t ask it to stream X-show on PS Vue; I can just ask it to open PS Vue. The nice thing is that Amazon allows for different names on their devices, so I kept the Echo in the room and call her “Alexa”, which the Cube is “Echo”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive, but Not Quite Perfect

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    Kcdragon
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    I own several Amazon devices with Alexa integration and had heard great things about the Fire Cube. It has built in support for tv's and sound systems, it lets you control nearly everything related to entertainment, and it has great speed and visual quality. It does most of those things very well, but not seamlessly as I'd hoped. It can turn on and off my tv (Samsung), it can control my DirecTv receiver (but so can any of their devices), and it can interface with my Samsung sound bar. However, it is not always intuitive and does have limitation with each of those devices. It is an improvement over the Echo control of those devices and I have no doubt it will improve as they develop more skills and interface specific tasks. There are 2 major issues that drive me crazy about it. 1: You connect it to the tv via HDMI so it has to sit within a cable's length of the tv. The issue with that is a typical system has a sound bar or speakers somewhere near that same area and that means the Cube cannot pick up your voice reliably when the volume is up. It says put it a minimum distance from the nearest speaker/sound bar, but physical limitations prevent that in my instance. 2: When you use voice control in the FireTV portion itself, it is by no means flawless. I tried to get ESPN to search for softball and it pulls up tennis highlights. I tried to get it to play The Umbrella Academy on Netflix and it pulled up a link to the comic book on Amazon. Some of the commands are a matter of learning how to say them and some are just not integrated. Good, but not perfect. I think it'll improve over the years though so the biggest issue will be the location aspect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still needing work

    Posted
    LsBoise
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    I bought this under the promotion for $79. I was expecting this to help me to use less all of the remotes I have. And I was also expecting to be a more rounding and better then previous models. Not so much. The good: - quality of the product is good. Picture quality too. - works very good within Amazon prime ecosystem - Better remote control with volume included. - Kind of neat that you can control several things with voice command. What still need work in my opinion:: - Wired connection is 10/100Mbps. If your internet is anything higher than 100Mbps it will not make any difference. Most likely 100Mbps is enough for now, but should be future proof. Roku has the same specs/issue by the way. Apple TV 4K has better ethernet wired connection with faster internet speed. - Sometime gets slow, not sure why. Take a while to respond to commands. So slow that I switch to Apple TV. - In a few occasions it starts to talk alone or perform actions that were not requested. - Performance wise not better than other Fire TV's I have (old models). Not bad but I was expecting much better. All in all, not bad but still not the best streaming device. I still find the Apple TV to be a better round solution and even better quality. I still recommend it, specially if you are a prime member and can get it under promotion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gift for Parents

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    Lucas
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    Got this for my parents (in their 60's) as a Christmas gift so they could start watching Netflix and Amazon Prime since they don't have a smart TV. The setup isn't terrible if your used to learning tech like smart phones and computers. However, if you haven't familiarized yourself with the now standard ways of setting up technology, it may be somewhat confusing. Once on, the simplicity of the remote is great if your used to that. But if you're used to always having numbers and multiple functions on your remote, there's definitely a learning curve to using the remote to control the Cube (going back, pausing and playing shows, searching, etc.). The user interface is pretty slick, however I'm not a huge fan of how it defaults to trying to get you to use Amazon Prime as your first source to find entertainment. I'd like to see it default to a general search or recommendations across all services you're signed in to, like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Amazon, etc. I tried using the voice function and getting my parents to use it, but I don't think that is really as much of a selling point to them as I'd hope it would be. Overall, it's a great device that turns any TV in to a smart TV, plus an Alexa device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Returned

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    ArtimusPrime
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    Great at voice commands and you have the ability to play and control music via your soundbar or home entertainment/theater system is seamless. However I could not access the TV Cubes Dolby Atmos feature. Despite it stating Dolby Atmos clearly on the Box. Which is the only reason I bought the Cube. I Made a call to Amazon Tech Support and they couldn’t activate the Cubes Dolby Atmos feature either.., Long story short I returned it. But only because I have a Fire TV Stick. If you want Dolby Atmos then I wouldn’t recommend buying the TV Cube. However if you don’t want or need Dolby Atmos then I would highly recommend The Amazon Fire TV Cube. After all who doesn’t want to control things with your voice. I was able to turn the TV off and On, control the volume and change the channel all with my voice. I was even able to Control Netflix, Amazon Video, Music Apps and my Xbox all with my voice. How cool is that...!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for handsfree

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    Melo
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    you can control everything hands free which is great but u have to repeat things sometimes which is the same with the echo dot or echo, so not so bad but using the remote with voice things are heard much clearer. Keep it away from speakers, tv speakers or sound bars. There is one thing that keeps happening on my tv sometimes which is when I ask it to change input to tv, game, or any orther input it goes to my tv usb input setup which is weird but could be a isolated brand. My tv is a toshiba. All for the price I paid $60 I can deal with the small issues. 4K streaming is awesome so to have that and combined with the other smart applications in the house lights, thermostat, plugs, garage, etc... it’s worth getting especially if u get it at a cheaper price than $120

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best internet TV facilitator yet

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    ChadNAlaska
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    Having owned or currently own roku, playstation, and apple TV devices, as well as a regular amazon firestick, I will say this is my favorite. You can watch all your favorite web based video providers that the firestick and roku etc bring to you, but now with Alexa controls. It is not perfect, but it is SO handy when my toddler is running around with the remotes to be able to tell Alexa what I need done! We use Amazon music a lot at my house, and this device makes the experience that much better. It's awesome to be in the kitchen and just ask Alexa to turn music up or down, or skip a song. The Alexa inabled remote with a firestick is great, but you still have to have the remote and press a button to use it. And even then it only controls the firestick, while the cube will operate the streaming service as well, but your TV and soundbar too, with just the use of your voice. Well worth the price difference from the firestick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fire TV Cube 4K

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    LGWasher
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    This unit seems to work better than my prior Fire TV Box. The remote has a few more features on it than the previous model that makes it's function a little easier. Two drawbacks that I have found. It will take over your surround system functions and often will turn the audio off, which will lead to having to turn off the receiver and turning it back on again.... unless you turn this control feature off when you first set the box up. It does not let you know it is going to do this... it just does it. Second, the Alexa query is too sensitive and will respond to advertisements on the TV that say her name. If a commercial on the TV asks her a question, or to do a task, she will do it. I have not found any 4K content as of yet, so I cannot tell you about this feature of the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Streaming Device!!

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    Teacher006
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    I would give the Amazon Fire Tv cube a 5 star raiting but it does not have a USB input slot. I have hundreds of movies that I put on a USB memory stick but I have to use my DVD player because Amazon did away with the slot on the last Fire TV box and continued with the Cube. I own the original stick, the 4K stick, the Fire Tv Box 2, the Fire Tv box 3 and now the Cube. The Cube is Amazing though. What I love most is I am Lazy and with my voice I can turn on and off my Tv, my Stereo and my DVD player using the Cube. No remotes needed. This makes my life so much easier. You can also install Kodi and all you other apps very easily. You have Netflix, Hulu and Vudu available. Forget Roku and get a real streamer the Fire TV Cube. Oh and I paid for my Cube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for karaoke, but needs improvements.

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    jlins1
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    Amazon Fire TV (Cube or Steak) is great to search for shows, TV channels, switch between input source on your entertainment system, etc. All by voice. However, if you have already another Alexa nearby each other, they will "fight" the get the request first and sometimes the main Alexa will not turn the TV on. Also, it gets stuck when Netflix user account needs to be selected. It doesn't work well playing YouTube videos, there is no way to pick a selection of videos listed, as of today. Overall, I bought it and I will keep it because I know that Amazon is working on software improvements. It is great for karaoke. Some music requests play right on your big TV and it plays along with their lyrics, singer info, etc. Awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy to fully convert to Alexa

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    SpiderLAc
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    I've been using a Home Theater PC since 2000 and was happy to have the options it provided. It was not until this device that I was willing to convert. I had been using a Fire TV Stick on an extra TV for awhile but the options I needed just were not there When the price came down on the cube I took a chance. Had I known what it was capable of I would have happily paid full price. The IR Blaster makes the biggest difference. I run my media through a 4K receiver before it heads to my television, so I needed something that could interface well with everything. Being able to use a simple wake command and have it turn on the television and receiver and set the receiver to the correct input is truly amazing. My only complaint regards the navigation itself, which is not specific to the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice option to a remote control

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    Drechp1
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    Have used the fire tv stick and Roku in the past, the fire v cube is so much better. Now I can control both the fire tv and our satalite tv (direct tv) just using voice commands. While I can use the fire tv cube voice command to change channels I have not figured out how to access other options such as channel guide or list functions. Not sure if there is a command to do those things. From the home screen it is nice to be able to ask Alexa to play a movie from your available options such as Amazon prime, Netflx, Hulu etc. The Fire TV cube is very easy to set up and connect to your WiFi, Tv, sound bar, satalite or cable box etc. with easy to follow instructions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility issues or user error?

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    Tobyonekenobie
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    I bought the Fire Cube because I heard it allowed you to talk to the TV and since I left Comcast I have missed that function with Fios. Talking only seems to work to turn the tv on and when on amazon prime. If I switch to Netflix or regular fios tv functionality ceases. Also my Sony sound bar won’t work with the cube. I paired the tv and the sound bar with the cube but there seems to be some conflict as the sound bar, out of the blue turn, will itself off after a couple of minutes of viewing. Sometimes the sound bar wont come on at all. Manual intervention and 10 minutes of dickering sometimes gets it to work, before it turns itself off. Works fine with just the tv...maybe operator error or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

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    Kspradley
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    Really love the 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV but lately ours has been acting up with a lot of the apps. Had a feeling it was getting phased out since they dont really sell it anymore. So upgraded to the Fire TV Cube and not really overly impressed. It works great and loads apps well, but not really much of an upgrade for the price. If you have a 4K TV, then yes, its a good upgrade. But honestly, for me, the voice command stuff is pointless. There is a lag with it as well, so you usually are not sure if Alexa heard you or you still need to say something. If you are like me and have the 1st Gen Fire TV, just stick with it till it officially goes out. Otherwise, not worth the upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic upgrade

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    mcroz44
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    This is such a fantastic upgrade over the regular fire sticks that it just blows them away. I bought this at regular price and then it went on sale and I was refunded the difference right away. I only have one complaint with this box is that when an ad for any Alexa product and the people in the ad say Alexa off it was shutting off both the box and TV. What a pain but the simple remedy is to go into settings and choose a different word to say so Alexa will not shut you down. That is the only draw back of this wonderfully fantastic unit. I do recommend buying the extended warrranty as the Fire Sticks do not last very long but I have faith in the cube

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool and useful but extremely flawed.

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    VenomC
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    It works well just enough for me to keep it for now. Being able to turn on my TV and surround sound with my voice is by far the biggest factor in that decision. From a day to day use perspective it’s incredibly inconsistent. “Alexa go to Netflix” will work one day, but not the next. Instead, Alexa acts as though it’s not an app and instead of opening it, offers to open it in a different app like PS Vue? TV station names are the same. Some days I can get it on the first try. Others I can repeat it 50 times in all sorts of variations and voices and literally nothing will work. The good news is the current state is still 10x better than it was upon release.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend