Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in France

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For the time the Cube supports cable boxes from Comcast, Dish, and DirectTV and The Fire TV Cube supports 4K playback, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos.

The device is already available for pre-order on, and comes with a lot of interesting features.

That IR compatibility means that users could say "Alexa, turn to channel 54" - and the set-top box with carry out the command by communication with a user's cable box.

In addition to doing everything an Echo can do, like searching the web, setting a timer, checking the weather, or even controlling other smart home devices - the Echo Look is equipped with a camera that you can use to take a photo or video of yourself to share with others.

Alexa's responses on the Fire TV Cube will be optimized for the big screen and accompanied by rich visual information. You can enjoy Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, Showtime, Starz, and more like you normally would in high resolution. "Alexa launch Netflix." "Alexa play Ed Sheeran".

"We believe voice makes it easier for customers to control their entertainment systems and watch the TV and movies they care about", said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV. This enables you to use the Alexa voice assistant without having to switch on your TV.

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The Amazon FIre TV Cube looks like an interesting device. "And, it's just the beginning".

While the Cube aptly blends Fire TV and Amazon Echo functionalities, there's an extra reason why you might want to get your hands on it. There are eight separate microphones and beam-forming technology that can pinpoint voices in a room.

The research conducted by InfoScout and Alpine.AI showed that while not all Echo owners regularly used the device to make online purchases, of those that did, they spent, on average 29% more than other regular Amazon customers.

The Cube connects to the TV via HDMI and supports both multi-directional IR and CEC, so you can control multiple HDMI-connected devices with the included remote.

As for pricing and availability, Amazon says the Fire TV Cube is available now for pre-order at $'ll launch on June 21st.