fire tv 2nd gen specs

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Fire TV Cube Specs [2nd Gen Cube]: Amazon recently announced a significant upgrade to its Fire TV Cube (available now). In this spec sheet, I provide complete details for the new 2nd Gen Cube including hardware specs, technology, features, compatibility, dimensions, supported audio and video formats, and more.

fire tv cube 2nd gen specs

If you are interested in specifications for the 1st-Gen Cube, check this page.

👉You can also read our review comparing the two: Fire TV Cube 2 vs Fire TV Cube 1: What’s Changed?


Fire TV Cube Specs: 2nd Gen Cube Hardware

Here are the major hardware specifications of the 2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Cube:

Fire TV SpecsDescription
Popular Streaming ServicesNetflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Tubi, IMDb TV, and many others.
Max Resolution2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
CPUHexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz
GPUARM Mali G52-MP6, 800MHz
Storage16 GB internal
Memory [RAM]2 GB
Content FormatsVideo: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
PortsMicro USB Port, Wired Infrared Port, HDMI Port, Power Port
Amazon AlexaYes, Full hands-free Alexa for most commands
Alexa to Control Smart homeYes, works like other Echo devices even when the TV is off
Optional Voice RemoteYes, Supports Bluetooth and infrared, requires 2 AAA batteries (included)
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.
EthernetYes, port included
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 + LE. Pair with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers, and more.
Operating SystemFire OS 6 (Android 7.1)
Mic On/Off for PrivacyYes

You can see additional specifications on the Amazon product page.


What is the FireTV Cube?
fire tv cube 2nd gen specsThe FireTV Cube 2nd Gen combines the best of Amazon 4K FireTV, and an Alexa remote to control your TV and streaming media experience with Alexa. The new Cube adds some sweet hardware upgrades over the 1st-Gen Cube. These include a faster Amlogic S922z Quad-Core processor at up to 2.2GHz and an improved graphics processing unit, the ARM Mali G52-MP6, 800MHz.

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Quick Compatibility Guide

For a detailed compatibility list, see Amazon’s Device Compatibility for Fire TV Cube page.

System Requirements

Here are the minimum system requirements for the 2nd Gen Cube from Amazon:

High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi or inbox Ethernet accessory, a power outlet, (compatible TV/sound/cable equipment for control by infrared or voice).

High-speed HDMI cable and 4K TV with high-speed HDMI connector required for 4K viewing and more reliable device control.

TV Compatibility

Same for TV Compatibility requirements – taken verbatim from Amazon:

TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Compatible with 1) 4K ultra-high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 or 2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz.

See the link above for more detailed compatibility information.

Voice Control

Fire TV will let you control the most popular

  • TVs
  • Sound bars
  • Cable boxes
  • Satellite TV boxes
  • A/V receivers

Product Dimensions

The dimensions of the 2nd Gen Cube are identical to the 1st 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)

Here are the dimensions for the Fire TV Cube remote:

Height 142 mm 
Width 38 mm
Depth 16 mm
Weight 16.4 oz (465 g)

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Video Review: An Early Look

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)

Batteries

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.

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Some Alexa Limitations

According to Amazon, Alexa Calling & Messaging and Bluetooth connections to mobile phones are not currently supported on Fire TV Cube. 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: B07KGVB6D6


About This Fire TV Cube Specs Sheet

As part of the due diligence in preparing our reviews for our 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. Our aim is to remedy this with this new format.

Please leave us a comment below and let us 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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