Cord cutters already love Amazon’s Fire TV Stick which enables easy streaming of their favorite movies, songs, and shows, including live TV with a DIRECTV NOW subscription. But if you love trying out the latest home entertainment tech, here are 3 reasons you should replace your Fire TV Stick with the Fire TV Cube.
1) It’s even more Alexa compatible.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is already Alexa compatible—enabling users to queue up an episode of their favorite show, launch Netflix, or stream songs using the included 1st generation Alexa remote, but the Fire TV Cube expands on this Alexa compatibility; in addition to being a streaming device, it’s also an Alexa speaker. That means smart home fanatics can use the Fire TV Cube to control all their Alexa compatible devices, including thermostats, lights, and home security cameras.
2) You can watch in 4K Ultra HD.
The Fire TV Stick comes in two models (one is 4K), but if you have the standard definition Fire Stick, the Cube is an upgrade. The Fire TV Cube allows you to experience your favorite shows and movies in high quality with immersive Dolby Atmos sound.
3) It’s a steal for first time Alexa speaker owners.
If you’re looking to add an Alexa speaker to your home to the first time, the Echo Plus will cost you $150, but the Fire TV Cube runs just $119 and has all the functionality of an Alexa speaker plus the streaming functionality of the $50 Fire TV Stick 4K. That’s a serious deal for those building up their smart home gadgets for the first time.