Ever since the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote was introduced, which gains a guide button and 4 app shortcut buttons compared to the older remote, it began being bundled with more and more Fire TV models. The 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick was the first bundle to receive it and the new remote was bundled with the Fire TV Stick 4K when that model was finally released in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico. Similarly, when the Fire TV Cube was released a month later in India for the first time, it too included the new remote. More recently, Amazon swapped the new remote into Fire TV Stick 4K bundles in many countries and, of course, the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max includes it. Now, the last Fire TV model with the old remote is losing it as well, as the Fire TV Cube has now been bundled with the new remote in most countries.
Amazon has introduced new Fire TV Cube bundles this week in many regions that include the newer 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote, instead of the older 2nd-gen remote. These new bundles include the exact same Fire TV Cube that was first released in 2019, but come with the new remote. The new Fire TV Cube bundles are already available to order in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. As already mentioned, the Fire TV Cube in India already had the new remote bundled. Pricing of the new bundles with the newer remote is exactly the same as the Fire TV Cube prices with the older remote.
Amazon is not yet selling the Fire TV Cube in the US, Canada, or Japan with the newer remote. It’s likely just a matter of time before the new remote is bundled in those countries as well because Twitter user @_snoopytech_, who has a knack for finding images of unreleased devices, has posted images of the Fire TV Cube with the US varient of the new remote, so that bundle will probably be released in the US soon. The US varient of the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote is the only one with Disney+ and Hulu as the bottom two app shortcut buttons.
Amazon will likely continue to sell both the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick 4K with the older remote for a little while as it depletes its supply of the older bundles. The 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick was available for purchase on Amazon with the older remote for about a month after the new bundle was introduced. More recently, the bundle with the older remote was made available on Amazon-owned Woot.com for a discount, so we may see the same thing happen to the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick 4K bundles that include the older remote.