Amazon launches Fire TV Cube in India: 4K HDR, Alexa hands-free

Amazon Fire TV Cube in the box

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  • Amazon launched the Fire TV Cube in India.
  • The new streaming box is available for Rs 12,999.

Amazon has been offering several Fire TV devices in India for some time, but one gadget that was lacking in the market was the Fire TV Cube. Fortunately, Amazon India has now launched the device.

The Fire TV Cube is touted as the most powerful device in Amazon’s streaming portfolio, with a hexa-core processor (S922X, Mali-G52 MP2 GPU), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. When it comes to actual video capabilities, you can expect 4K / 60fps playback and 4K HDR capabilities via HDR 10, HDR 10+, and Dolby Vision.

Of course, a streaming device is nothing if you don’t have anything to stream. Fortunately, Amazon says you can stream Disney Plus Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, Netflix, YouTube, and (obviously) Prime Video. Other notable features include eight microphones for far-field voice assistance, HDMI CEC support, Bluetooth 5.0, Dolby Atmos 7.1, and Ethernet support via the included adapter.

Amazon’s new streaming box costs Rs 12,999 (~ $ 172) and will be available from today through Amazon India and select Croma and Reliance outlets.

It should be noted that an HDMI cable is not included in the box, but you are allowed to add an AmazonBasics HDMI cable to your purchase at no additional cost. This is an introductory promotion, but it’s unclear when it expires.