Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on December 1, 2019
I got my new Fire TV Cube on November 28, 2019. When I plugged it in and enabled networking it download a couple of updates. The first thing I noticed is the power button stopped working, everything else works, and when I asked Alexia to power off the Cube (in many different ways) nothing happens. So it's clear the updates I got broke the OS.

I cannot recommend the new Cube to anyone at this point in time if you want to sideload your apps. Sideloading is completely broken. After installing downloader and turning it on under install from unknown... and turning on the ADB option, restarting my Cube and checking the settings to make sure they are on apps like Kodi (version 19) start to install but fail. When I try to install the apps using the Apps2Fire app and accepting initially on my Cube to allow my phone to connect I get the message in the attached image. I even extracted the APK files from my phone to my web server and tried installing them from there using the downloader app, same issue, they start to install but fail.

I suspect that Amazon was in such a rush to get their new Cube to market for the Christmas holidays that they forgot the importance of making sure it works fully. I am sure now that people who bought their new Cube's will be returning them for a full refund. Way to go Amazon!

If you plan to use your Cube to only watch Amazon Prime, Netflix, Plex, stuff they offer support for then you might not run into very many problems. But I look it at from all around. Yes Plex fully works, Netflix too. Prime is OK. There are quarks though and until Amazon fixes all the major issues and does a proper QA on the next update we'll likely continue to see issue and new problems popup that are working now.
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1.0 out of 5 stars New Fire TV Cube might not be right for you...too many MAJOR issues.
By Andrew English on December 1, 2019
I got my new Fire TV Cube on November 28, 2019. When I plugged it in and enabled networking it download a couple of updates. The first thing I noticed is the power button stopped working, everything else works, and when I asked Alexia to power off the Cube (in many different ways) nothing happens. So it's clear the updates I got broke the OS.

I cannot recommend the new Cube to anyone at this point in time if you want to sideload your apps. Sideloading is completely broken. After installing downloader and turning it on under install from unknown... and turning on the ADB option, restarting my Cube and checking the settings to make sure they are on apps like Kodi (version 19) start to install but fail. When I try to install the apps using the Apps2Fire app and accepting initially on my Cube to allow my phone to connect I get the message in the attached image. I even extracted the APK files from my phone to my web server and tried installing them from there using the downloader app, same issue, they start to install but fail.

I suspect that Amazon was in such a rush to get their new Cube to market for the Christmas holidays that they forgot the importance of making sure it works fully. I am sure now that people who bought their new Cube's will be returning them for a full refund. Way to go Amazon!

If you plan to use your Cube to only watch Amazon Prime, Netflix, Plex, stuff they offer support for then you might not run into very many problems. But I look it at from all around. Yes Plex fully works, Netflix too. Prime is OK. There are quarks though and until Amazon fixes all the major issues and does a proper QA on the next update we'll likely continue to see issue and new problems popup that are working now.
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