Newest Fire TV Cube 3rd-Gen is finally on sale for the first time ever in the US

It took longer than most people expected, but the all-new 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube has finally gone on sale for the first time in the US. For a limited time, you can buy the latest Fire TV Cube on sale for $124.99, which is 11% off the regular price of $139.99. The new Fire TV Cube has been on sale in Europe and Australia a few times since it was released in October, but this is the first time it has been discounted in the US, apart from a very limited discount for select qualifying customers a few months ago. While 11% off isn’t much of a sale, it’s certainly better than paying full price. The rest of the Fire TV lineup is also on sale, but those discounts are also a bit mediocre. If you need a Fire TV Stick soon you’ll save a bit with this sale, but if you’re looking for a great deal on a Fire TV Stick, you’re better off waiting for a better discount. As for the new Fire TV Cube, there’s no telling if this first sale will kick off the trend of the Cube always going on sale along with the rest of the lineup or if this is a one-off discount that won’t return for a while. Either way, you’re probably better off picking one up now if you’ve been holding out for a discount because, based on the fact that Amazon didn’t drop the price at all during Black Friday and the holidays, it doesn’t seem like Amazon is eager to drop the price of the new Fire TV Cube.

  1. clocks says:

    Did you ever do the upscaling tests, or is it not noticeable enough to be worth the effort?

    • Sorry, but I still haven’t done it. I’ve been dealing with some family health issues that have been keeping me away from all of my test equipment, which is why articles have been a bit light lately. I still plan to do the full upscale comparison, regardless of how noticeable the feature is, but I just don’t know when I’ll get the chance.

  2. Tech guy says:

    Can this FireStick finally stream Thursday Night Football??

    Amazon blames your router and/or ISP (Google it), but in my experience I can stream TNF concurrently using my FireStick & the new Chromecast TV. The Chromecast looks great, while the FireStick shudders and looks worse than Analog SD. Other content does not compare as badly, but still not as good as Chromecast.

    The only downside I have with the new Chromecast is fewer supported apps, and equipment controls are somewhat limited.

    • Tyson says:

      Firesticks are finicky. It can be something as simple as your HDMI port Is burned up. Or, unplug modem for 10 minutes to flush it out. As far as Thursday night football. I can help you with out Prime Video.

      • Tech guy says:

        Thanks for your reply.
        I don’t see how a defective HDMI port would negatively impact TNF so much more than other content. Other content doesn’t look bad, but is not as good as Chromecast TV, which appears to handle HDR better.
        I am curious what you say can be done to improve TNF on the FireStick. Although I have the Chromecast alternative, I am always interested in technical hacks to make things better.

    • Tyson says:

      By the way, I highly recommend FORMULER PRO MAX 11 Android devices if you can hardline them or at least within a few feet of modem. If you need a wireless device. Buzz Tv Vid Stick is far and away the best. Has 2GB and 16GB of storage. Twice that of Firesticks and Tivo. Which I absolutely recommend. Especially because they are $30. And are Android. Updates are incredibly important.

      • Carlton Doty says:

        I’m reading your comment about the Buzz TV vid stick. Is it really that much better than the firestick. Can I put apps on it to use my iptv?

  3. Denny Shewmake says:

    My second gen firetv cube is several years old. Does it make sense to upgrade and if so does Amazon have a trade in program? I have used the kindle trade in a couple of times.

    • EJ says:

      Try this link for the answer to your trade-in question:

      I’m sticking with the 2nd gen cube, I also have a Roku Ultra and Chromecast attached. I use whichever works best with the app I’m using.

      • Mark says:

        I also am sticking with the 2nd gen Cube that I am using on my TCL ‘Google’ TV in my office.

        • clocks says:

          I usually buy the latest devices, but I may hold off on the new cube also. It is expensive. And while I was excited about the upscaling feature, from the stuff I have seen they say it is pretty much completely unnoticeable.

    • Dink Singer says:

      I upgraded (paying the $99 pre-release price) and it was worth it but I also upgraded by replacing my AC-1750 router with a Wi-Fi 6 router at the same time. It has made a huge difference. With the Gen 2/AC-1750 my connection speed to my TV was around 200 Mpbs and the median physical speed around 350 Mpbs. With Gen 3/Wi-Fi 6 they are around 500 Mbps and 1.1 Gbps. With a Wi-Fi 6e router there would be an even bigger improvement.

  4. Bertonumber1 says:

    I am still using a magisk rooted unlocked Firetv 2 sloane.
    I have stripped out most of amazons junk to use a custom launcher and get rid of ads.
    I was going to upgrade to a cube but to lose the control I have over the sloane and return to amazon ads and no launcher is a no brainer.

    I have noticed the amazon devices seem to lack speed and ability to keep up with modern display, resolution and overall network performance. Drifting further off topic I also have a ugoos am6 plus which I use for Iptv.. The box is amazing and has Android TV but this had to be hacked and flashed onto the box.

    Still it seems the Nvidia shield is the daddy among boxes.

  5. Dink Singer says:

    No it is not “finally on sale for the first time ever”. Its on sale for the second time and the first sale was a much better deal.

    The Fire TV Cube Gen 3 was on sale before the release date with a $40 “Fire TV Promo”. I ordered mine(to replace my Gen-2 Cube)on October 11, was charged $99(plus sales tax)on October 23 and it was delivered on October 25.

    • clocks says:

      That was only select customers, and I for one was not offered that deal. This is the first sale in the US for everyone.

      • Dink Singer says:

        Thanks, I hadn’t realized that. Most likely I received the offer because I also ordered the 2nd gen Cube before its release date. All together the 3rd gen Cube is my 6th Fire TV device.

  6. 666 says:

    Elias, can you confirm if NTFS drive recognition stopped working? I’ve read several reports.

  7. Mort says:

    What happened to OTA recording Amazon?

    • Brad L says:

      ? My Recast keeps chugging along. ATSC 3 will eventually kill it, but till then it should be good. Hopefully Amazon will have a new product when needed and it will get a little more development attention than what we have now.

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