Exclusive: Amazon is working on a 3rd-Gen Fire TV Cube code named Gazelle

Amazon’s current flagship Fire TV model, the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, was released in late 2019. While it’s still the best-performing Fire TV model and is holding its own among other premium streaming devices, at nearly 3 years old, it’s due for an update. It’ll probably come as no surprise, but I’ve found solid evidence that Amazon is currently working on a 3rd-generation Fire TV Cube under the code name Gazelle. Read more ›

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How to truly turn off a Fire TV Cube without unplugging it

Amazon Fire TV devices never really turn off. Even when they go to sleep after not being used for a while, or when they are manually put to sleep, they actually just black out the display but remain powered on. This is so that they can instantly be ready to use and so they can perform software updates while idle. For Fire TV remotes with a power button, pressing it just turns the TV off and does nothing to the Fire TV itself. Anyone that wants to actually power down their Fire TV must pull the power cable. However, the one exception to all of this is the Fire TV Cube, which is the only Fire TV model that can truly be turned off without needing to unplug anything. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube now comes with the newer 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote — UPDATE: Now available in the US, Canada, & Japan as well

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. Read more ›

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When to expect the next Fire TV Cube or other flagship model — Fire TV Cube 3? Fire TV 4?

Now that the successor to the Fire TV Stick 4K, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, has been announced, people are already starting to ask about the Fire TV Cube. Since the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube is now the oldest model in Amazon’s Fire TV lineup, not counting the original Fire TV Stick 4K which will continue to be sold as a cheaper alternative to the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, I’m already seeing comments and receiving messages from people asking if we’ll see a new Fire TV Cube announced and when that will happen. So, let’s talk about that. Read more ›

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Zoom app launches on 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube for 2-way Video Calling through USB webcam

Zoom has just launched its first Fire TV App for video calls through your TV. The app is currently only compatible with the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. That’s because Amazon added USB webcam support last year to the current Fire TV Cube but has not yet extended that support to any other Fire TV models. The zoom app for Fire TV allows you to start meetings, join meetings, see screen sharing, and other Zoom capabilities that you’d expect. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube launches in India for the first time with new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has just released the Fire TV Cube in India. This is the first time Amazon’s flagship Fire TV model has been available in India, where, before today, the Fire TV Stick 4K was the best Fire TV model one could buy. In another first, the Fire TV Cube for India is being bundled with the new Alexa Voice Remote which, unlike past remotes, includes app buttons. This is the first time the Fire TV Cube in any region has been bundled with the new remote. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube can now do Two-Way Video Calling via USB Webcam

Amazon has added the ability to place and receive two-way video calls on the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. The capability was briefly mentioned earlier this year at Amazon’s new devices event and now it has arrived. By connecting a USB webcam to the Fire TV Cube, you can have an Alexa video call with any other Fire TV Cube 2 or an Alexa-enabled device with a screen, like the Echo Show 5, Echo Show 8, and Echo Show 10. Video calls with a Fire TV Cube can also be placed to and received from anyone with a phone or tablet through the Alexa App. Read more ›

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How to add External USB OTG Storage and Move Apps on the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 3, and Fire TV Cube

In Amazon’s current lineup of Fire TV models, the 2020 Fire TV Stick Lite, 2020 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick, and the Fire TV Cube (both 1st and 2nd-gen) support expanding their internal storage through the use of an external USB drive. Doing so allows you to move supported apps onto the external storage device to free up space on the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube’s internal storage space. The Fire TV Stick 4K, while it does support external USB devices to some extent, does not currently support moving apps to external storage. Here are what accessories you need for external storage, instucritions for how to configure your Fire TV device correctly, and how to move apps off of the internal storage. Read more ›

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Comparing Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube Device Specs

Now that there are two new Amazon Fire TV models in the form of the 3rd-generation Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite, here is a comparison of all of the device characteristics and specifications for the entire Fire TV lineup, including the Fire TV Stick 4K and the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. Read more ›

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This awesome Fire TV Cube feature goes unused by most people because it’s off by default

The Amazon Fire TV Cube has a lot of great features, but there is one awesome capability that hardly anyone uses because it is turned off by default. By flipping this one slightly buried setting, Fire TV Cube owners will have a much better experience because it means they’ll never need to point their remote at their TV again to turn it on/off or change the volume. Read more ›

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