Amazon Fire TV Cube

The Amazon Fire Tv Cube was appearing everywhere over the holiday season and at a reduced price. With commercials and ads everywhere, I wanted to give it a try. I was intrigued by the voice control over your home entertainment center.

In the Box

Fire TV Cube, Manual, Power cables

Initial Impression

Setup wasn’t painful, but it wasn’t a breeze either. I had a few issues with the sound and had to run through the setup two more times before all my devices starting working.

After 1 week of use

Here comes the disappointment. I really wanted to like this device. I really wanted to like the voice control of my TV and speaker system. There were so many bugs though. The lag from voice command to the time devices started turning on was a bit slower than expected. The worse part was the constant frustration of having the incorrect device turning off or on at the wrong time. More times than not, something didn’t work correctly with the voice commands, and I ended up using the old remote controls. This was very frustrating.

Negatives

Lag time during device startup and the TV and/receiver not turning on/off correctly was just too much hassle after a week of trying.

Conclusion

I’m sure Amazon will work out the kinks over time and maybe other folks will have better luck, but for me it wasn’t worth the headache anymore. I returned the Amazon Fire TV Cube after a week. While its great in theory the Fire TV Cube has a long way to go to catch up to the Harmony Hub.

2 out of 5 stars

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