Amazon already lists a couple of Fire TV models, with the basic £39.99 (US$39.99) Fire TV Stick and the £69.99 ($69.99) Fire TV with support for 4K video. Now a new model is coming soon: the Fire TV Cube is a set-top box that will be both seen and heard.
The company has already acknowledged the existence of such a device on its site, and AFTVNews has shared an image of what the Fire TV Cube is likely to look like.
Though Amazon has not confirmed any specs for the upcoming box, AFTVNews says it is in essence an Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick and IR emitter all in one.
The Fire TV Cube is expected to support 4K HDR video at 60fps, and builds in far-field mics, a speaker and an LED light bar. From the image we can see four top-mounted buttons that appear to offer volume and mute controls, plus an action button to physically call up Alexa.
There will be a bundled Alexa voice remote, as with other Fire TV devices, but you'll also be able to talk to Alexa without it as you would on an Echo Dot.
When is the Fire TV Cube coming out?
According to AFTVNews the new box will be available in late-2018/early 2019. No pricing has been confirmed, but given that it combines the functionality of Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick we would expect it to also combine the price; we're likely looking at around £90-£100 ($90-$100).