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Amazon - Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Media Player with Alexa and All-New Alexa Voice Remote - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 816 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome after small learning curb

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    Tangledwolf
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    I got this because it was on sale. Didn't think I would really use it. After getting this I was lost on what can it do besides telling me the weather and play music or something on netflix. I can change the color of my hue lights and turn on or off with just my voice. Ask how the traffic is from my house to the mall or wherever. Set timers and alarms. Get the spelling of words or definitions. Everyday I learn something new that Alexa can do. Surprisingly fun and unique experience to have. Yeah some people are paranoid about it possibly always listening but there is a mute button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Streaming

    Posted
    Mishlz1
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    I use the cube to stream via my Roku TV. The WiFi & PS Vue was very choppy & constantly buffering. After much investigation, it turned out to be the tv. But my model does not have an Ethernet port, so I bought the cube when it was on sale. Using a cat7 cable & the cube’s Ethernet port, streaming live tv and movies is not only faster without choppyness and no more buffering, but the picture quality is better as well. I did have to change the name of the cube because my Amazon spot is nearby and already Alexa, the voice control for the cube needed to be renamed. I wish I could name all my Amazon devices whatever I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    In its infancy

    Posted
    OrdinaryGuy
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    It is definitely high on the cool factor, but there are two large obstacles: the skill set is growing, which implies that it is not yet robust. The other difficulty is that you need to be able to speak her language. What this means is that sometimes she understands what you are saying and can do it, but in others she can't. The one that causes me to scratch my head is that she cannot do all the commands on Amazon Prime. I would have thought that this was an obvious thing to have done first. Setup was fairly straight forward, though there is a problem with it not being able to feed my sound through the AVR yet without some additional manipulation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Toy

    Posted
    MichaelPR
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    I have them all, Apple TV, Fire TV, The Shield. I also have Echos everywhere throughout the house. So I bought this to combine an Echo Dot and a Fire TV. It has a smaller footprint than expected. However I don’t think they quite have the multi-room music feature worked out. The music coming though the HDMI cord makes more sense than the RCA Y cord. Anyways well worth the dollars, nice interface. Better than Apple TV and more user friendly than Shield... the Shield has better performance though. Wish it had that multi-room music to bing worked out but one device can’t do it all has been the experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great streaming device

    Posted
    TacoRon
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    I use PS Vue to watch tv on my Sony Android TV. Everything about Vue and Android TV is slow and kinda kludgy. I'm glad I bought this, and at the sale price. It's much faster and smoother than the baked app on Android TV. I'm pleasantly surprised that the Cube remote does everything from turning on and off my tv and soundbar, to volume, and accessing the menu / guide. The voice feature is also nice to do commands, like "turn on/off tv". I know people complain about not having YouTube app, but the Firefox / Youtube work around is actually not too bad. I'm very happy with this purchase and I would recommend it to all Vue subscribers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Integration

    Posted
    Zoxerxes
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    There is a slight difference between the cube versus an Echo + Firestick. The equipment setup process was very simple. I integrated it with my Sony Android TV and Yamaha MusicCast receiver. I can switch the FireTV, Blue-Ray, and Satellite (DirecTV) HDMI inputs easily with "Alexa, switch to [input]." From there, you can group the devices and be able to turn them all on or off ("Alexa, turn on Living Room"). As far as the 4k FireTV itself, I've had no buffering issues so far. It's nice that I could control the entertainment system from the kitchen while I'm cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Little Box

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    srl1717
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    I am an AV Installer, This little Box can control a smart home quite well. The voice recognition for me has been flawless, responsive and useful. Commands like: Alexa turn on curio cabinet are understood the first time said. Useful room grouping allows commands like Alexa turn on the living room, and lights TV, whatever you put in the group will turn on. I am excited to expand and push Alexa's limits, There are also skills that are useful, games, and apps. I use PlayStation Vue with it. Amazon music, I am able to ask for my playlists by name. enough said. Try it. For the price, you're robbing them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Do not use the included Ethernet adaptor.

    Posted
    Scott
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    So this is not the best Fire TV. I would recommend the Fire Stick 4K instead. The included Ethernet adapter is on 100mb which is slower than most wireless connections. If you have a router that was made in the last 5 years throw this adapter in the garbage and connect by WiFi. The built in Alexa is nice if you want to use it to control the TV or other things. I have Echos all over the house so did not really need it. I am taking 1 star for the price as the 4K stick is way cheaper and better and 1 star for the crappy adapter. Should of had a 1gb port on the unit itself for Ethernet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick setup and smart performance

    Posted
    sp00nman
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    The Fire Cube is pretty awesome. It was a breeze to setup and coordinate with my receiver and TV. The install was super simple and seamlessly controlled all my devices. I did have some challenges with conflicting with other Echo devices in my house, however by changing the wake word to "echo" the problem was eliminated. I now use Alexa for smart home devices, and "echo" controls for multimedia devices. This device is great for all streaming content and web access. Would be cool to have a better keyboard interface for web browsing and searching streaming content, but overall a great device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazon - Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Media Player wi

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    TimInTulsa
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    Purchased this for a friend with MS, who has trouble moving around in their home. The Fire TV Cube was a bit tricky to set up, only because the TV being used was a bit older, and the cable box was ancient, too. After a bit of wrangling, everything worked well, thanks to the on-screen instructions. Amazon has done a good job of integrating all possible configurations into the Fire Cube TV to help in set up, but if the equipment you're adding to the Fire Cube TV is more than 5 years old, you may have difficulty in set-up. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the product and it works as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fire Cube is the best

    Posted
    Nate
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    We have always had the Roku and Apple TV to control our TV watching. We had been having some memory issues with the Roku on my TV, so it was time for something new. My daughter bought me an Echo Alexa for Christmas. I love this thing. Better than Siri. I decided on the cube. Not only does it control our channels but also controls our Direct TV, my receiver, and the TV. By voice I can say Alexa, Prime Video, the show or movie I want or say Direct TV and I’m back to satellite. Everything I could ask the Echo I ask the cube and more. I could not be happier

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands Free Alexa on your TV is awesome!

    Posted
    RRMusic
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    Bought this only because of the sale price. Had no idea how much I would enjoy this cube. My reason for buying Amazon Fire TV devices over the years is because it pairs well to my SlingBox 500. We have a second home in Mexico but want US Television. Very nice to be able to sling our US TV to our home in Mexico via the SlingBox and Amazon Fire TV. This cube makes things much better. Little need for a remote as you can speak commands direct, without even holding down a button. Also really like going to music with Alexa and having the song lyrics displayed on the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    indygirl
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    I was looking for something that I could use in our lake house. We're only there every other weekend, and didn't want to pay for internet and cable. I have Dish at home and this has the Dish Anywhere app. I'm able to use the hotspot on my phone and along with the other apps, watch live tv (like football!!)! It was super easy to set up. Love that it has Alexa. I've got a couple of the dots at home and love them. I got the cube instead of the firestick because of the faster speed, since I was going to run it off my hotspot. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Alexa Device!

    Posted
    AlexaAficionado
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    I got this device to home my home automation setup. I have Echo devices in each room and this device connects to my living room tv. When I listen to music, it comes thru the surround sound speakers. I can search movies on fire tv app easily, but sometimes it's a little challenging to press play. What's cool is, I can ask alexa to show me the Ring front door camera, or any of the arlo camera's on the tv. When I ask for the weather, it shows up on the screen. So it works like a echo show. Overall happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Slow and laggy

    Posted
    Golden37
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    Fire tv cube is by far the worst streaming device, it is slow and lags alot. The ethernet adapter is a complete joke , by far the dumbest thing amazon did. The fire tv 2nd gen box blows the cube out of the water. However my fire tv 2nd gen box constantly had issues with Netflix errors, I picked up a Roku Ultra and couldn’t be happier, No issues with Netflix whatsoever. Sorry amazon you lost the streaming war on this one , fire tv cube is absolute garbage. Returned the cube, got a roku ultra , enough said.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacking features

    Posted
    Midmichman
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    Two glaring misses with this device: 1) No Youtube app (oh my it's owned by competitor Google). 2) Will not control satellite receiver. And for some reason the built-in speaker isn't working (might be something I setup wrong but I don't believe that is the case). It is loaded with features but I believe the learning curve is high to get all of it to work properly. That said, it is full-featured and state of the art media playback device that wants to control your entire home and life. How much of that you allow it to do is up to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Posted
    Maxx
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    Very nice piece of technology to have in your home. I set it up to control all my electronic devices. Sometimes when I can’t find my remotes to either turn on/off or change the volume on my TV and Bose SoundTouch bar I’ll use the voice commands on the in-built Alexa. The picture quality coming out of this cube is just stunning and does not lag like my 1st generation Fire Stick I owned before purchasing this Fire TV Cube. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, too smart for its own good

    Posted
    elsworth
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    I love the FireTV system. It’s a great piece of hardware for those of us who don’t have smart TVs or countless other reasons. Our first gen box died, so we upgraded. We turned the Alexa function off after it paused itself to listen when people on tv said things that don’t even rhyme with Alexa. Pretty frustrating when turning off the function didn’t stop the tv from pausing and listening for a few seconds. Still love the system, I’d love to be able to really turn Alexa off though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it finally something that allows you to mange

    Posted
    Nirav
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    Absolutely love it. Finally something that allows you to watch Netflix, Hulu, HBO now, prime, Crunchyroll and cable in one place. I hope it improves and can search all of the apps instead of separately but I was really impressed. I have bought a lg WebOs 55in tv and I was annoyed that it didn’t have hbo now as an app, sucks having to cast it and don’t really need my chrome cast now but I think amazon is on the right track with the fire tv cube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Nicole
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    This is very useful if you don't already have an alexa in the house. Unfortunately I didn't realize that there was an alexa built in on this and could have saved some money. My fault lol.. Overall good product, downside is that it's not any faster than the normal 4k which is what this one states. Only reason I'm giving this 3 stars is because of speed issues. I have 300mbps and it still freezes and this cube has froze more times than the regular 4k ever did so... other than that it does everything I ask..

    I would recommend this to a friend