Amazon Fire TV Cube 1st vs. 2nd-Gen Comparison

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Overview

The new Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd-generation) has improved HDR by adding support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, as well as HLG. And, the 2019 model has improved processing speed and GPU performance with upgrades to a hexa-core processor and ARM Mali G52-MP6 800MHz GPU. In addition, Amazon claims Alexa voice control has been improved and is much faster with the new Fire TV Cube.

Release Date

Amazon announced their second-generation Fire TV Cube will release on Oct. 10, 2019. (That’s about a year after the first generation Fire TV Cube was released.) The new 2019 model will sell for exactly the same as the 2018 model ($119 on Amazon). And, the 1st-generation has been discounted to $99 on Amazon while supplies last.


Fire TV Cube 1st-Gen vs. 2nd-Gen

Feature Fire TV Cube (1st Gen) Fire TV Cube (2nd-Gen)
Video 720p/1080p/2160p (up to 60fps) 720p/1080p/2160p (up to 60fps)
HDR HDR10 Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Audio Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 5.1 Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 5.1
Processor Quad-core 1.5GHz Hexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz
GPU Mali450 MP3 ARM Mali G52-MP6, 800MHz
Memory 2GB 2GB
Storage 16GB 16GB
Ports HDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared support HDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared support
Remote Control Yes (Bluetooth) Yes (Bluetooth)
Voice Support Yes. Far-field voice control of Fire TV & devices Yes. Far-field voice control of Fire TV & devices
Alexa Voice Remote Yes Yes
Speakers Yes (1) Yes (1)
Microphones Yes (8) Yes (8)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + LE Bluetooth 4.2 + LE
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Operating System Android Android
Warranty 1-year Limited 1-year Limited
Size 3.4” x 3.4” x 3.0” 3.4” x 3.4” x 3.0”
Weight 16.4 oz  16.4 oz
Price $119 (Discounted to $99) $119

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