Amazon has discounted its Fire TV Cube right now in its back-to-school sale, bringing the price down to just $89. That's good for $30 off of the regular price here, and it also marks its first discount since it was announced a few months ago.
The Fire TV Cube is a rather interesting set-top box here. It is essentially a mix of a Fire TV and an Amazon Echo. It has Fire TV capabilities, but it also has Alexa included – and she is always listening. This plugs into your TV using HDMI, like most set-top boxes. But the Fire TV Cube is able to control your TV as well. So you can tell Alexa to turn on or off your TV with your voice. You can switch inputs, and of course search for something to watch using Alexa. With Fire TV included here, you are getting a ton of great apps available for consuming content. That makes this a great set-top box for those looking to cut the cord. Some of the apps included here are Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, HBO GO/NOW, SHOWTIME ANYWHERE and much more. This means that you have hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows at your fingertips. The Fire TV Cube isn't going to be on sale for long, so you'll want to pick one up before it's gone.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.