Amazon today announced the lineup updates for Fire TV, including the new generation of Fire TV Cube - the most powerful streaming media player in the Fire TV range - and the Alexa Pro voice remote control, a premium remote that includes the new 'Find My Remote' feature and customizable buttons. Let's go and discover them in detail.
Fire TV Cube: improved power and speed
The third generation Fire TV Cube is Amazon's best streaming media player, with a new one octa-core processor from 2,0 GHz which makes it 20% more powerful than the previous generation. The upgraded processor increases app launch speed, making the Fire TV experience the smoothest and smoothest ever.
The new device can be fully controlled by voice thanks to Alexa and includes support for the 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR and audio Dolby Atmos immersive. In addition, it offers a number of new features, including a HDMI input, support Wi-Fi 6E and Super Resolution Upscaling.
"The new Fire TV Cube is a big step forward for Fire TV - it's the fastest, most powerful, and most versatile streaming media player we've ever made”Said Eric Saarnio, Vice President, Amazon Devices International. "The Fire TV Cube's powerful processing capability and Wi-Fi 6E support provide an incredibly smooth streaming experience, while the HDMI input lets you instantly extend the Fire TV's simplicity and Alexa voice control to your system. home entertainment. With the Alexa Pro Voice Remote, you can easily find the remote when it's out of place and access all your favorite content and apps."
The Fire TV Cube is the first media player to feature an HDMI input, giving customers the versatility to bring their entertainment devices together by directly connecting compatible cable boxes, Blu-ray players and more. With the Fire TV Cube, customers can easily control live TV, supported set-top boxes, and on-demand streaming via the Fire TV's Alexa voice remote. The Fire TV Cube also features an additional USB port that allows you to easily connect compatible webcams for video calling via Alexa Communications - just say “Alexa, call mom” to connect with family or friends from the largest screen at home.
It is also the first streaming media player to support Wi-Fi 6E, which, thanks to a compatible router, gives customers the ability to enjoy a smooth entertainment experience with less interference from other Wi-Fi devices. Fi in the house. It is also equipped with an Ethernet port for those who need a wired network connection.
Another novelty is the Super Resolution Upscaling, which offers better image quality by effortlessly converting HD content to 4K for greater sharpness, contrast and clarity. Thanks to this technology, content - from movies originally made in HD to grainy family photos - will appear sharper on a 4K display.
Alexa Pro voice remote control: 'Find my remote' function, customizable buttons and backlight
For customers who want to use it, the Alexa Pro Voice Remote is meant to help them spend more time streaming rather than searching for the remote. Thanks to the new remote search function, simply say “Alexa, find my remote” or use the dedicated Remote Finder button in the Fire TV app and the speaker built into the Alexa Pro remote will emit a sound to grab your attention.
Due new customizable buttons make it easier and faster to access your favorite content and Alexa commands. You can customize your remote by programming these buttons to create one-click shortcuts to your favorite apps, channels, and everything Alexa can do - for example, you can choose to program a button so Alexa dims the lights , check the weather or start the movie night routine. The Alexa Pro voice remote also includes a motion activated backlight, which automatically illuminates the buttons when lifted in low-light environments.
The Alexa Pro Voice Remote is compatible with most Fire TV media players, with various TVs, soundbars, and A / V receivers.
The Fire TV experience also available on the Echo Show 15
Thanks to the immersive display and support for video streaming 1080p, Echo Show 15 it is perfect to become the smart TV in the kitchen. Most families already use the Echo Show 15 to watch videos, and Fire TV will be available on the Echo Show 15 soon.
With this free update, Echo Show 15 customers will be able to access streaming content offered by Fire TV, including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney +, and other online platforms. With the new Fire TV widget, you will be able to view shortcuts for recently used streaming apps, the latest content watched or your list of programs to watch.
To scroll through the entertainment options on your Fire TV, you can tap the screen, use your custom virtual remote, or pair a Fire TV remote Alexa Voice Remote (3rd generation). The Fire TV experience will be available on the Echo Show 15 in the near future.
Fire TV Cube and Alexa Pro pricing and availability
The new Fire TV Cube is available today for pre-order at the price of 159,99 €. The Alexa Pro Voice Remote is now available for pre-order at the price of 39,99 €.