If you're not already aware, it’s Amazon Prime Day today - the shopping precursor for Black Friday - and it's the perfect time of year to treat yourself to discounted products you’ve had your eyes on for months or simply just stock up on presents for loved ones for Christmas.
We’ve hunted down the best deals on the site to ensure you find exactly what you need, as well as what you didn’t know you needed and we think Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is the perfect contender for the latter.
Usually priced at £109.99, the Fire Cube has been reduced by £40 to just £69.99 for today and tomorrow only.
Amazon Fire TV Cube| Was £109.99, Now £69.99
Say hello to the Fire TV Cube, the small device that will make a big difference to your home entertainment and more.
Stream movies, watch TV, listen to music, even control your smart home devices, all by voice control thanks to clever integrated Alexa technology.
Basically, the Fire TV Cube is a 4K Ultra HD streaming box that ties all of your streaming services - ranging from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV and more - together in one spot.
Neat and compact, it'll give you complete control of your home entertainment, from streaming songs via Spotify and Amazon Music, to watching YouTube videos and catching up on missed TV shows via BBC iPlayer, All 4 and ITV Hub.
With Alexa built in, the Fire TV Cube can be controlled simply by asking it to do something so there’s no more frantic hunting down the back of the couch for the missing remote control.
There's no competing with background noise from other voices in the room or the TV - Alexa will hear you clearly thanks to the eight integrated microphones and integrated beamforming technology. Orders such as ‘Alexa, scroll right’ or ‘Alexa, rewind by 20 seconds’ will become second nature in your home in no time.
Want the news headlines? Ask Alexa. Need to know the weather forecast before you leave the house? Just ask Alexa. What's more, Alexa's voice command technology can be applied to any other compatible smart devices in your home, too.
This means you can simply ask to see who's on your doorstep if you have a Ring doorbell, switch on the lights if you have Philips Hue lighting and even turn the heating up a few degrees if you have a Hive thermostat.
If you want to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day offer (and others), you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Click below to shop the Amazon Prime Day sale and fill in your details to start a 30-day Prime trial.
Want to make a start on your Christmas shopping? Amazon sells a wide range of smart home products from Amazon Echo devices and Blink cameras to Ring doorbells and Amazon smart plugs.
See all of Amazon’s smart home deals here
Hello there, I’m Ginevra Benedetti,
Associate Editor on the Homes Content Team at Future.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been writing about interiors for the past 16 years on the majority of Britain’s monthly interiors titles, such as Ideal Home, Country Homes & Interiors and Style at Home, as well as Livingetc and of course, Homes & Gardens.
This naturally feeds into writing for wonderful websites like HomesandGardens.com and IdealHome.co.uk.
Over the years, I’ve interviewed some of the most talented designers in the business and I’ve pretty much written about every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, appliances and home tech, wallpaper and fabric, kitchens and bathrooms, even extensions and conversions.
I never tire about reading or writing about interiors, from classic timeless designs to innovative smart tech - the subject is always evolving, just as our homes do, year after year.
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