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Now might be an excellent time to shop if you’re looking for a do-it-all media player. Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire TV Cube to $100 (down $20) as part of a larger scale, making it a tempting option if you’d instead not spring for a separate Alexa device. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but it’s still a steep discount for the multi-talented box.
Buy Fire TV Cube on Amazon – $100
The Fire TV Cube has been around for a while, but still holds up as a well-rounded product. It boasts 4K HDR output, a wide range of streaming apps and brisk performance. Alexa, of course, is the real selling point — you can control media playback or your smart home without needing a separate remote or speaker. That might save you money if you’d rather not buy an Echo just to dim the lights for movie night.
There are some quirks. The Cube may prefer some apps for tasks over others, and voice search isn’t always guaranteed to work for your service of choice. If you can live with those limitations, though, Amazon’s gadget might fit the bill for a long time to come.