Amazon is launching today its 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube, which is the company’s most powerful Fire TV device to date. Compared to the cheaper Fire TV sticks the company sells, the Fire TV Cube can also be controlled hands-free thanks to built-in mics.
The 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube comes with an octa-core 2.0 GHz that’s 20% faster than the previous generation. The CPU is coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is twice the amount of storage included on the cheaper Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
This latest Fire TV Cube still supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos audio, but there’s also a new Super Resolution Upscaling feature that will make HD content look sharper on 4K TVs. What makes the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube stands out next to other streaming media players is the future-proof Wi-Fi 6E support and an HDMI in port to connect compatible cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and other devices. If you do have a cable box, you’ll also be able to Alexa voice commands to launch channels instead of manually changing inputs.
If the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube comes with the same remote as the latest Fire TV stick models, a new Alexa Voice Remote Pro is available for purchase separately. It comes with motion-activated backlit buttons, two programmable buttons, and a new Remote Finder feature to help you find your remote with Alexa.
The 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube is priced at $139.99 in the US, which is $10 more than the base 3rd-gen Apple TV 4K that’s launching next week. However, If Apple removed the Ethernet port from its base Apple TV 4K, Amazon finally added one on its 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube.