Amazon adds webcam support to the Fire TV Cube
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Amazonâs Fire TV Cube can now be linked with a webcam for video chats on your TV screen. The new feature is available starting today and is limited to the newer second-generation model of the Cube. But it allows owners of that product to start two-way video calls with âany Alexa-enabled device with a screen, including tablets, phones and devices like the Echo Show.â A new software update that enables video calling will begin rolling out today through the coming weeks in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain.
For a webcam to be compatible, according to Amazon, it must âsupport UVC with at least 720p resolution and 30fps,â but youâll get a âbetter experienceâ from âwebcams with 1080p resolution and 60 to 90-degree…