Amazon Fire Cube, Fire Stick 4K Max, and more are 50% off for a limited time

It seems like the best time to get started streaming content online is here, if you weren’t already. That’s because Amazon is currently running a massive sale across all of its streaming devices. (up to 50% off almost everything)which includes the 2nd Generation Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Standard Fire TV Stick (links to buy towards the end of the article). Also, if you are from the UK, head over to this article.

Among these, the Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen, released in 2021, is the most powerful. It packs a hexa-core processor that can also run through any content, up to 4K, that you throw at it. The only notable downside of the 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, compared to the new 3rd Gen device, is the lack of a USB-A port. You will need to use an OTG converter with its micro-USB if you want to expand the storage.

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The full specs of the 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube are given below:

  • Fire OS version: Fire OS 7

  • Processor (SoC): Amlogic S922X Hexa-core (Quad-core up to 2.2 GHz + Dual-core up to 1.9 GHz)

  • GPUs: ARM Mali G52-MP2 (3EE), 800MHz

  • RAM memory): 2 GB DDR4-2400 Mbit/s

  • Storagee16 GB internal

  • Alexa Voice Remote (3rd generation)

  • Audio Codecs:

    • Dolby Atmos. Up to 48 kHz, 8 channels, 16 bits.

    • AC3 (Dolby Digital). Up to 48 kHz, 6 channels, 16 bit

    • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus). Up to 48 kHz, 8 channels, 16 bit

    • AAC profile (AAC LC). Support for up to 8 channels from 8 kHz to 48 kHz.

    • MPEG-4 HE AAC Profile (AAC+). Support for up to 8 channels from 8 kHz to 48 kHz.

    • MPEG-4 HE AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) profile. Support for up to 8 channels from 8 kHz to 48 kHz.

    • AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay AAC). Support for up to 8 channels from 8 kHz to 48 kHz.

    • FLAC. Up to 48 kHz, 2 channels, 16 bit and 24 bit (no dithering for 24 bit)

    • MIDDAY. MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF and Mobile XMF. RTTTL/RTX, OTA and iMelody ringtone formats.

    • MP3. Up to 48 kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16 bits and 24 bits) and software (16 bits).

    • Vorbis. Ogg (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv). PCM/Wave. Up to 96 kHz, 6 channels, 16 bit and 24 bit.

    • AMR-NB. Supported.

    • Opus. Up to 8 channels, 48 ​​kHz.

  • Video Codecs:

    • H.265 (HEVC). Hardware acceleration up to 2160p (4K) @ 60fps Main Profile Level 5.1

    • H.264. Hardware acceleration up to 2160p @ 30fps or 1080p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4

    • H263. Hardware acceleration up to [email protected], 6Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70

    • VP8. Support up to 1080p 30fps. Basic profile, insecure

    • VP9. Hardware acceleration up to 2160p @ 60fps (with limitations)

    • MPEG-2. Up to 1080p @ 60fps

    • MPEG-4. Up to 1080p @ 60fps 10-bit

  • OpenGL OS 3.2

  • GDN (Digital Rights Management):

    • Widevine L1 v11

    • PlayReady 3.3

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range):

    • HDR10

    • HLG

    • HDR10+

    • Dolby Vision

  • Bluetooth version 5.0

  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2×2 MIMO (dual band 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz)

  • ethernet: via an Ethernet adapter connected by USB

  • Miracast (mirror display with Fire tablet): supported

  • Far-field Alexa control (Hands-free voice control): natively supported

  • Near Field Alexa Control (Microphone Button on Remote): Supported

Other Amazon Fire streaming devices, namely the Fire Stick 4K Max, Fire Stick 4K, and Fire Stick 4K, are incrementally slower than the Fire Cube. However, with the exception of the Fire Stick (non-4K model), all are capable of streaming 4K content as well.

Our recommendation, out of the three sticks, is to get the 4K Max model as it also supports the AV1 codec, which even the 2nd Gen Fire Cube doesn’t. Apart from that, the Fire Stick 4K Max also supports HDCP 2.2 and Fairplay DRMs. But if you’re looking for something with a more general punch outside of streaming video, then the Cube is for you.

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