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Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen vs 1st Gen

What is the difference between Fire TV Cube 1st and 2nd generation? You can’t tell just by looking at it as they look identical. The major differences are the processor, more 4k HDR format support, including Dolby Vision and onboard TV commands. Other than that, all other features and specs are the same.

See chart below. Differences are highlighted.

Fire TV Cube 1st GenFire TV Cube 2nd Gen
ProcessorAmlogic s905zAmlogic S922z
CPUQuad-core 1.5GHzHexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz
GPUMali-T820-MP2ARM Mali G52-MP6, 800MHz
Video Resolution720p/1080p/2160p720p/1080p/2160p
Frames Per Second (FPS)60 FPS60 FPS
Storage16 GB Internal16 GB Internal
Memory (RAM)2 GB2 GB
PortsHDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared supportHDMI 2.0a, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared support
Amazon Alexa Voice ControlCloudOn-board for most TV Commands
Optional Voice RemoteYesYes
Audio SupportDolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround SoundDolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround Sound
Microphones88
Wi-Fi Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2×2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2×2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Speakers11
EthernetPort IncludedPort included
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 + LEBluetooth 4.2 + LE
High Dynamic Range (HDR) SupportHDR10Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Dolby Atmos SupportDolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround SoundDolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround Sound
Dimensions3.4” x 3.4” x 3.0”3.4” x 3.4” x 3.0”
Operating SystemFire OS 6 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6 (Android 7.1)
Weight16.4 oz.16.4 oz.