More than a year after the Fire TV Cube went on sale in the US it is finally available in the UK, but this upgraded model promises double the performance with a new 2.2GHz hexa-core processor, which it pairs with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

A set-top box that will be both seen and heard, the Cube joins the existing Fire TV line-up that includes the basic £39.99 (US$39.99) Fire TV Stick and the £49.99 ($49.99) Fire TV Stick 4K

It is in essence an Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick and multi-directional IR emitter all in one. With eight mics inside it allows you to use your voice for hands-free TV control, as well as completing the sort of tasks for which you might ask Alexa's assistance, for instance checking the weather, getting the latest news bulletins and interacting with smart home devices.

The Fire TV Cube builds in far-field voice recognition, advanced beamforming tech, a speaker and an LED light bar. Four top-mounted buttons offer volume and mute controls, plus an action button to physically call up Alexa.

There is a bundled second-generation Alexa voice remote, but using Local Voice Control you'll also be able to talk to Alexa without it as you would on an Echo Dot, and interact with it using a free mobile app.

Specifications Amazon Fire TV Cube
Processor ARM hexa-core (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2GHz, 2x Cortex-A53 @ 1.9GHz)
Graphics 800MHz Mali G52-MP6 GPU
Memory 2GB RAM
Storage 16GB
Video 2160p/1080p/720p up to 60fps; HDR10
Audio 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, Dolby Atmos
Ports HDMI, Micro-USB
Connectivity dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, IR
Dimensions 86.1x86.1x76.9mm
Weight 465g
Warranty One year

When is Fire TV Cube coming to the UK?

Announced at IFA 2019, the second-generation Fire TV Cube is now available to buy in the UK, having gone on sale on 10 October 2019.

How much does Fire TV Cube cost in the UK?

In the UK the second-generation Fire TV Cube costs £109.99, and comes with a 90-day free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. Elsewhere it's available at US$119.99/119.99€.