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

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6.2
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.
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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.

6.2
Our Rating Poor