Amazon Echo Look now available to everyone in the U.S.

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Amazon's Echo speaker and Fire TV streaming player have both been hits, so now the company's mashing them together with the Fire TV Cube.

From a specifications perspective, it appears to tick all the right boxes, with 4K Ultra HD and HDR video output, multi-directional infrared capabilities and 8 microphones, HDMI/CEC support, Dolby Atmos audio, and more.

The Fire TV Cube goes up for pre-order today and begins shipping out June 21.

The device - which will cost $120, but will be made available for $90 to Prime subscribers who pre-order it - is scheduled to be released June 21. With that said, the set-top box can be asked to switch to a specific channel, whereby, the Fire TV Cube will initiate commands in communication with the cable box.

The Fire TV Cube will be an interesting test for full-blown streaming boxes, which have fallen out of favor as most consumers opt for cheaper streaming dongles that can fit behind a television.

Amazon's smart speaker is available in two versions - the full sized $180 (£145) Echo shown here, and a smaller, $50 (£40) version called the Echo Dot.

Amazon Fire TV Cube features a simple, guided setup for Alexa voice control of your devices, giving you easy access to the vast catalog of content now available on Fire TV; including tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, as well as over 500,000 movies and TV episodes and thousands of 4K Ultra HD and HDR titles.

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Amazon has unveiled the latest addition to its Fire TV lineup. Instead of the Apple TV 4K, the Fire TV Cube is similar to Apple's HomePod when it comes to voice recognition across the room.

Rumours about the Amazon Fire TV Cube surfaced in Autumn a year ago but remained relatively under the radar until Amazon itself confirmed the device's existence in April.

Adding the more-complex Alexa features has changed the look of the Fire TV. Otherwise, you may have to wait and hope that it is an Amazon Prime Day deal too.

Nvidia's Shield also offers hands-free streaming using Google's digital assistant.

A new Fire TV device has been detailed.

'And, it's just the beginning.

Users will need to have some gear in order to take advantage of a few different commands. Then imagine that control plugged into your TV so you can control everything plugged in there with your voice as well.

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