fire tv 2nd gen specs

In 2019, Amazon announced a significant upgrade to Fire TV Cube 2nd generation over its first generation. Later, in 2021, Amazon started shipping a newer version of the Alexa voice remote with the Cube but did not make any upgrades to the Cube hardware that year.

In September of 2022, Amazon announced its new 3rd Gen Cube. Previously, the 2nd Gen Cube was the latest model of the Cube. The 2nd Gen Cube is still available at Amazon, and now the 3rd-Gen Cube is available too.

fire tv cube 2nd gen specifications

In this spec sheet, I provide complete specifications for the 2nd Generation Fire TV Cube including hardware specs, technology, features, compatibility, dimensions, supported audio and video formats, and more. I am working on a Spec Sheet for the 3rd Gen Cube and will make that available soon.

fire tv cube specifications

My Fire TV Cube


Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen Specifications Tables

Following are the FireTV Cube 2nd Generation specifications for the 2019 release cube.

Fire TV Cube Hardware Specifications

fire tv cube 2nd gen
Processor
Amlogic S922z
CPU
Hexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz
GPU
ARM Mali G52-MP2 (3EE), 800MHz
Storage
16 GB Internal
Memory [RAM]
2 GB
Ethernet
HDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared support
Alexa Voice Remote
2nd Gen 2019 release, 3rd gen 2021 model
Microphones (for Listening)
8
Speakers
1 Built-in 1.6'' (40 mm) speaker
fire tv cube 2nd gen
Processor
Amlogic S922z
CPU
Hexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz
GPU
ARM Mali G52-MP2 (3EE), 800MHz
Storage
16 GB Internal
Memory [RAM]
2 GB
Ethernet
HDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared support
Alexa Voice Remote
2nd Gen 2019 release, 3rd gen 2021 model
Microphones (for Listening)
8
Speakers
1 Built-in 1.6'' (40 mm) speaker

Last update on 11/22/2022 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Streaming Formats and Connectivity

fire tv cube 2nd gen
Voice Control Capability
Controls a wide range of IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars, cable and satellite boxes, and A/V receivers
Video Resolution
720p / 1080p / 2160p up to 60 fps
Video Frames Per Second (FPS)
60 FPS
Audio Support
Dolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround Sound
Wi-Fi Connectivity
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE. Pair with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers, and more.
Supported Video Formats
Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Supported Audio Formats
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC),
Supported Image Formats
JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
fire tv cube 2nd gen
Voice Control Capability
Controls a wide range of IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars, cable and satellite boxes, and A/V receivers
Video Resolution
720p / 1080p / 2160p up to 60 fps
Video Frames Per Second (FPS)
60 FPS
Audio Support
Dolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround Sound
Wi-Fi Connectivity
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE. Pair with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers, and more.
Supported Video Formats
Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Supported Audio Formats
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC),
Supported Image Formats
JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP

Last update on 11/22/2022 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


What is the Fire TV Cube?
fire tv cube specificationsThe FireTV Cube is essentially a “crossover” device.  It takes the best of Amazon 4K FireTV and Amazon Echo to let you control your TV and streaming media experience using your voice with Alexa. Physically, it is a small 38 mm x 142 mm x 16 mm, 43.4 g (without batteries) set-top box that melds 4K HDR video streaming, Dolby Atmos audio and a built-in speaker. The four buttons on top are similar to other Echo devices: Volume Up / Down, Mute/Privacy, and Reset.

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System Requirements

You will need to make sure your home theater equipment adheres to the following requirements at a minimum:

  • High-definition television (4K TV with high-speed HDMI connector required for 4K viewing)
  • High-speed HDMI input
  • High-speed internet connection via Wi-fi or inbox Ethernet accessory
  • Power outlet

Important: You will need to purchase a high-speed HDMI cable to use with this device (sold separately). The HDMI cables specifications must be able to handle 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 at a minimum.


Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen Video Review

Video Credit: Craig’s Tech Talk


Product Dimensions and Weight

fire tv cube 2nd gen
Height
3.4” (86.1 mm)
Width
3.4” (86.1 mm)
Depth
3.0” (76.9 mm)
Weight
16.4 oz (465 g)
fire tv cube 2nd gen
Height
3.4” (86.1 mm)
Width
3.4” (86.1 mm)
Depth
3.0” (76.9 mm)
Weight
16.4 oz (465 g)

Last update on 11/22/2022 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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What’s the Box?

Here’s what’s included in the Fire TV Cube 2nd Generation Box

  • Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen)
  • Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen) and 2 AAA batteries
  • Power AC adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Marketing Guide
  • Infrared (IR) extender cable
  • Amazon Ethernet Adapter (10/100)

Remote Control

The Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen was updated to include the newer Alexa voice remote model in 2021. This (3rd Gen) remote now ships with the 2nd Generation Cube.

It comes with 2 AAA batteries.

The remote is compatible with the following Fire TV devices, which means you can use the remote for multiple devices if you have them.

  • Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen)
  • Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Fire TV Stick 4K Max
  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick Lite
  • Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design)

Batteries

The Alexa Voice Remote requires 2 AAA Batteries for the Voice Remote.

They are included with the Fire TV Cube.


Warranty and Support

1-Year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-Year and 3-Year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.


Some Alexa Limitations

According to Amazon, Alexa Calling & Messaging and Bluetooth connections to mobile phones are not currently supported on Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen. While not supported yet, Amazon says that Fire TV Cube will support sleep timers later this year. You can use Alexa hands-free regardless of whether the TV is turned off or on.


Model Number

Amazon ASIN: B08XMDNVX6


About This Fire TV Cube Specs Sheet

As part of my due diligence in preparing reviews for this blog, I noticed that full, detailed specs for many products in a tabular format were not available online.

While the vendor and even major review sites like CNET provide limited detail, no site provides a comprehensive level of specifications datasheet detail on a single page. My aim is to remedy this with this new format.

Please leave us a comment below and let me know what you think. If you have thoughts for improving on this format, we would love to hear those as well. Thanks!


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