Ah, another day and another advancement when it comes to using out favorite tech-time gal Alexa. With the recent release of the Echo Look, Amazon gave us a way to organize our most fashion-forward ensembles and take the perfect selfie. Now the Amazon Fire TV Cube is here to help us with our media viewing and a whole lot more. Oh, and in a totally hands-free way.

Buh-bye clunky remote control. If you’re tired of scrolling through menus just to find your favorite shows and movies…now you don’t have to. The Fire TV Cube is a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player that comes with Alexa onboard (of course it does). According to Amazon, it uses “multi-directional infrared technology, cloud-based protocols and HDMI CEC” to control compatible TV’s, cable boxes, satellite boxes and sound bars.

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So what does all that techy stuff really mean? Basically, the Amazon Fire TV Cube gives you voice control over your media players. You tell Alexa what you want to watch, and she makes it happen. Along with giving you superpower voice control over your media-based electronics, the Fire TV Cube also provides users with access to everything that Fire TV has to offer—including more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes. That includes everything on Prime Video as well as content from apps such as Hulu, Netflix, FOX NOW, ESPN, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS, NBC and more.

This awesome little cube—regularly priced at $119.99—is currently available for pre-order with an expected ship date of Jun. 21. But if you’re a Prime member you can pre-order the Cube for $89.99 on Jun. 7 and 8. Or, if you want to bundle the Cube with Amazon Cloud Cam, you can get both for $199.98 total.

Oh, and that’s not all. If you buy and register your device by Jul. 1, you’ll get a $10 Prime Video credit. Wait, there’s more! Starting Jun. 21 you can get unlimited access to tens of millions of songs through Amazon Music (for $3.99 a month) on Fire TV devices. This little cube seems to have a ton of possibilities packed into it.

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—Erica Loop

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