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Amazon Fire TV Cube (1st gen, 2018)

Amazon Fire TV Cube (1st gen, 2018)
alaScore 95

11 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Cube (1st gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the remote control. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Cube (1st gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic

 

With the ability to infuse your own TV, sound bar, AV receiver and cable with voice commands, Amazon's Fire TV Cube can take you one step closer to living room bliss.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube lets you control power, input switching and volume on your TV, sound bar or AV receiver hands-free from across the room, using only voice commands. You can also use your voice to change channels on a cable box. The microphones...

If you want to use a source device beyond Fire TV -- like your cable DVR, game console, smart TV, Roku or Apple TV -- you'll have to keep its remote on-hand. The included Fire TV remote can't control other devices and even lacks volume and mute keys....

The Amazon Fire TV Cube's well-designed voice controls make it a superb alternative to a standard universal remote, especially for simpler systems.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jacob Green (audioholics.com)

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube Lets Alexa Control Your Home Entertainment System

 

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an all-in-one media streamer and voice-activated smart speaker. Can we finally ditch our remote controls and let Alexa handle all of our entertainment needs? Read on.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa, hide the remote

 

Alexa is coming for your living room and, just like the Borg cube that the Amazon Fire TV Cube might remind you of, resistance is futile. Amazon's virtual assistant may not be an entirely new addition to the TV experience, thanks to integrations into...

Alexa makes a capable media navigator ; Setup is straightforward ; Still get many of Alexa's other Skills ; Competitively priced

Not a fully-fledged Echo ; IR can still be awkward ; Built-in speaker is weedy ; Full Alexa support is app-dependent

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

 

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.

Launching videos with Alexa is glorious—when it works ; Voice control for TV volume, sound systems, and cable boxes is a nice touch ; Visual Alexa responses turn the TV into a powerful Echo-like device

Alexa is embarrassingly bad at genre search and inconsistent at playback controls ; No volume control on the remote ; Ads and promotional materials clutter the on-screen interface

When Alexa understands and executes on a voice command, it’s among the most satisfying interactions you’ll have with your television. And Amazon’s assistant is at its best when you’re requesting specific shows and TV channels.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV Cube hands-on: Alexa turns on your TV

 

The newest Alexa gadget can turn on and control your TV, cable box, sound bar and more using just your voice.

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (zdnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Yelling at the TV finally has a purpose Review | ZDNet

 

Amazon's latest streaming box is a balanced mixture of its most popular hardware products.

Voice commands go beyond the basics ; Adaptive interface depending on the interaction method

Voice commands don't always register ; You can't completely ditch your remotes

Jul, 2018

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Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa Shines as Voice Remote

 

Amazon's previous streaming devices have scratched at greatness, but the Fire TV Cube's union of Alexa and Fire TV makes for a harmonious marriage. Not only is it excellent at pumping out brilliant picture quality, but its ability to switch between...

Alexa's new home entertainment hardware controls ; Excellent 4K HDR picture quality ; Intuitive interface ; Tons of content

Can't manually customize home screen

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an excellent marriage of an Echo speaker and a Fire TV device that's able to control your living room.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

My Month with the Amazon Fire TV Cube: Pros and Cons

 

Living with the Fire TV Cube reinforced how great a remote Alexa can be — and how inexcusable the lack of YouTube is.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Vadim Yuryev (appleinsider.com)

Review: Amazon's Fire TV Cube isn't that much better than older models

 

Amazon has started shipping the Fire TV Cube, a media player aiming at the Apple TV 4K. But, can it bring as much to the table as Apple's device does, for just a little bit less money?

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube Unveiled: Streaming Box Meets Echo

 

Amazon's latest streaming device gives Alexa enough microphones to hear you over the TV, and controls everything, including cable boxes.

Jun, 2018
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