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Amazon Reveals Faster TV Cube and First OLED Fire TV

Fire TV Cube (2017)
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Amazon's got a new Fire TV Cube, which it launched today at IFA 2019 in Berlin. Its primary perks over the 2018 model are a faster processor, HDR 10+ support and increased support for Dolby Vision HDR content.

The 2019 Fire TV Cube, according to Amazon, should be twice as fast as its predecessor, thanks to a hexa (6)-core processor that should give an edge over the 2018 model's quad-core chip. You'll also get far-field voice controls, so the Fire TV Cube has a better chance of hearing you in larger spaces.

The HDR 10+ support in the Cube brings it to parity with the 4K Fire TV stick. The Fire TV Cube is meant to be a Fire TV device for those who have yet to cut the cord, providing easy integration with cable boxes. 

The new Cube will be available for pre-sale soon, delivering Oct. 10 in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany. It's priced at the same $120 (£110) mark as its predecessor. The Dolby Vision HDR improvement provides support for content up to 60 frames per second.

Amazon also announced a Fire TV Edition soundbar: the Anker Nebula. It outputs a Fire TV interface and content up to 4K resolution. The $230 (£180) speaker is coming on Nov. 21 to the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Germany.

But wait, there's more. Amazon also revealed the Fire TV Edition Toshiba 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR, a set available at Best Buy for $599, and shipping to the U.S. in October. 

Amazon also revealed Europe-exclusive TVs, including its first OLED Fire TV, the Grundig OLED – Fire TV Edition Hands-Free with Alexa, which will be sold in Germany, in 55-inch and 65-inch models, starting at €1,299.99. The set ships on November 21. That set is supported by the Grundig Vision 7 Fire TV Edition (available in 43-inch to 65-inch models), and starting at €349.99 (shipping on Oct. 17). There's also the Grundig Vision 6 – Fire TV Edition (coming in sizes from 32 inches to 43 inches), which starts at €239.99 and ships on November 1.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is an editor writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and Apple. Prior to joining Tom's Guide — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and looking for the headphone adapter that he unplugged from his iPhone.