Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus
I also don't use Alexa at all (Mic always kept muted). But this thing is my go to recommendation for a 4k/HDR streamer at the moment. Fantastic UI, especially if you have Prime service. And it supports all of the major streaming services ar both Dolby Vision and Atmos (something the Apple TV had cornered basically until now). All for $120. It is rock solid.
On the UE just noticed when comparing with the 4K stick that the Cube has the start from beginning button, the stick does not. Edit: Stick now has watch from the beginning, not sure but new stick fired up a few yours ago and now its changed.
Haven't tried yet, but if the Cube does DV/Atmos on Netflix its worth noting that it outputs DD+ Atmos, while the Xbox One S/X and ATV4K output PCM Atmos. DD+ Atmos probably a little more compatible overall.
On the downside I have to say if you use the Cube for alarms and stuff its really good at going off in the middle of sporting event and pausing the video.
No stopping this as it wants to activate the alarm on your home theater system. Very poorly thought out feature, but simple just not to use it.
Another huge positive feature I noticed were the search results on the device (have not checked stick), but on my nvidia shield pro when I search (Amazon Prime cutoff Battlestar Galactica) it came back with paying $3 per episode on Prime or buy it on Vudu. On the Cube it came back with a ton of free options with commercials. Guessing the search function on the cube is unique right now (I'll have to try the 4K stick).
I'm in the midst of comparing the video/audio fidelity (cork sniffing), so probably will post my thoughts on that before too long. Something is very, very right in that department is my initial impression. I've got ATV4K, Sony X700, Nvidia Shield Pro, Xbox One X & S, Roku Prem+ (older) also capabe of 4K prime. Anything that makes prime more user friendly and 4K searching friendly is very welcome.