today added features to the . You should now be able to call, send voice messages and Drop In on other Alexa devices straight from your Fire TV Cube. These features are already available on Amazon smart speakers and displays.
The Fire TV Cube is a $120 media player with a built-in Alexa speaker. Use voice commands just like you would with a regular Amazon Echo speaker orusing the wake word “Alexa.” Ask Alexa via the Fire TV Cube to turn on your TV, play your favorite show and more — there’s no need to enlist a remote like you would with a (although you can also use the Fire TV Cube remote, if you want).
To manage these new voice control features, select your Fire TV Cube from your list of devices in the Alexa app. From there, you can enable and disable the Alexa Communications and Drop In functions.
, which lets you create a network of intercoms in your home with various Amazon smart speakers, is disabled in the Alexa app by default.
The ability to make and receive calls, send voice messages and use Drop In to speak via other Alexa devices follows support for the new, which was added to the Fire TV Cube in March. Features like , and were also added to the Fire TV Cube recently.
While Fire TV Cube support for calling, voice messaging and Drop In launched today, Amazon says it will take “several weeks” for it to reach every compatible device.
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