The new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote announced yesterday, with its added power, volume, and mute buttons, is something that Fire TV customers have been asking for ever since the original Fire TV debuted in 2014. While those who purchase the Amazon Fire TV Cube now will get the new remote included at no extra charge, existing Fire TV Cube customers aren’t entirely out of luck because Amazon is offering all existing Fire TV Cube owners a 50% discount on the new Alexa Voice Remote, bring the price down to just $14.99. Read more ›
Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Stick 4K that comes with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote which includes power, volume, and mute buttons. It’s unfortunate for Amazon Fire TV Cube owners that the new remote wasn’t ready in time for the release of the Fire TV Cube, but, starting today, anyone ordering the Fire TV Cube will receive the new Alexa Voice Remote included for the same price of $119.99. Read more ›
One of the standout features of the Amazon Fire TV Cube is its ability to act as a universal remote by letting you control your home theater equipment using your voice. Much of that relies on the Fire TV Cube’s ability to change your TV’s input. The new 220.127.116.11 software update that is currently rolling out to Fire TV Cubes has expanded the device’s input changing capabilities to include TVs that cannot directly switch to a specific input, such as those that use an on-screen menu for input switching. Read more ›
The new 18.104.22.168 software update rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube has added a pair of new advanced audio options that allow customers to configure volume levels to their taste. A “Volume Leveler” option will keep volume levels consistent across content and apps, while a “Dialogue Enhancer” option will boost vocals to make it easier to understand dialogue. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is currently receiving a new software update. The updated carries version number 22.214.171.124 and a build value of NS6224/1260. According to the update message (seen above) that appears after the update installs, this update adds the ability to disable automatic volume leveling, as well as a new way for the Fire TV Cube’s universal remote capabilities to scroll through inputs on televisions that don’t support direct input switching. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is starting to receive a new software update. The update, which carries version number 126.96.36.199 and build number NS6223/1852, appears to be a minor update. I have been unable to find any obvious changes, so this may just contain additional bug fixes. This update does not add the frame rate matching feature that was added to the Fire TV 3 in its most recent update. If you notice any changes or fixes with this update, be sure to mention them in the comments.
Another new software update is currently rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube. This new update comes less than a week after the previous update arrived. While that update brought a few new equipment control options, this latest update is likely just fixing an issue that was either left out of the last update or introduced by the last update. The new update a carries the same 188.8.131.52 version number as the last update, but increases the build number by one digit to NS6222/1537. Scanning through the various UI elements, I was unable to find any differences between the two version, but be sure to comment below if you find that something has been changed or fixed.
A new software update is rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube. The update carries the new version number 184.108.40.206 and build number NS6222/1536. This software update includes bug fixes, but also includes additional advanced equipment control options that let you decide what is done when you ask Alexa to turn on the TV. Read more ›
A new software update has started rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube. The software version number of the update is still 220.127.116.11, but the build value has been changed to NS6221/1326. Amazon’s update page says this update contains “general improvements and bug fixes.” That is to be expected since the first batch of updates after a new device is released are usually fixing issues that were missed during Amazon’s internal testing. This is the third Fire TV Cube software update that has been released since it launched. Read more ›
While working on an upcoming article about the Amazon Fire TV Cube, I realized that it does not support any languages other than English. Since it’s currently only available in the US, you probably expect that its advanced Alexa features only understand English, but the entire interface is also locked to English as well. All prior Fire TVs have a language option in their settings menu that let you select from numerous languages, but the Fire TV Cube is missing the language option altogether. If you were thinking of importing the Fire TV Cube to a different country or just prefer using your Fire TV devices with the interface set to a language other than English, know that English is the only language option available on the Fire TV Cube.