Jeff Bezos-led company Amazon has launched its Fire TV Cube. Amazon Fire TV Cube is the company’s new streaming TV device. It permits users to show out when they want to flip channels, search for shows, and even to turn on the television.
Amazon Fire TV Cube
Amazon Fire TV Cube will still require certain apps and services to be facilitated physically through the remote. For example, to rewind or stop something.
According to the company, it is still working on integrating such services to voice commands.
The company’s other voice-controlled FIre TV gadgets need a push of the remote’s mic button or another Echo device with Alexa voice assistant.
Amazon Fire TV Cube permits people to switch between streaming services and regular cable channels with voice commands like “Alexa, turn on Ten Sports.” It can also do the usual Alexa work like playing games or weather forecast even when the television has been turned off.
It is being sold towards the end of June 2018 for $120. In Indian currency, it is around Rs. 8,000.
The Seattle-based company is allegedly planning on making an Amazon home robot. The project has been codenamed “Vesta” and is being managed by Gregg Zehr. Zehr manages the company’s Lab126 hardware research and development division in California. It is responsible for many Amazon devices.
The project was thought off, a few years back. It is being reported that Amazon is working on the project, and have hired concerned people with listings.
Amazon hasn’t officially announced anything regarding the Amazon home robot.
Bloomberg has reported that people familiar with the project say that the Amazon home robot could be a mobile Alexa, attending customers in areas of their home where Echo is not there. Allegedly prototypes of the Amazon home robot have advanced cameras and computer vision software. It can go through homes like a car. Moreover, the company has allegedly hired specialized engineers from the robotics sector.
This project is going to be different than the robots designed by a company subsidiary, Amazon Robotics.