Amazon Fire TV Cube Review 2019: A Device You Probably Don’t Need

Our Rating Poor
Amazon Fire TV Cube PROS
  • Easy to set up.
  • Voice-enabled without having to push a button first.
  • IR extender for closed-in TV stands included.
  • Ethernet adapter included.
Amazon Fire TV Cube CONS
  • No HDMI cable in the box.
  • Pricey for what you’re getting.
  • Boring design.
  • No scrolling by voice.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.
Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: A Device You Probably Don't Need
Final Verdict

Somewhere in Amazon’s roundtable discussions on new products, someone likely said ”What if we stick an Echo Dot on top of a Fire TV?” It was a good idea, in theory, but the execution was poor. The Fire TV Cube is hampered by Alexa’s on-going issues distinguishing between complex things, and it’s inability to actually operate anything on the screen beyond loading videos or downloading apps. The $119 price tag is not worth it compared to Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, which is still a great deal and has the same voice-enabled features via the remote.

Our Rating Poor