Zoom lands on Fire TV Cube

With the redesign of Fire TV at the end of December, Amazon had announced the webcam support on its streaming box. After calls Alexa, it is therefore the turn of Zoom video calls to be available on Fire TV Cube!

Zoom available on Fire TV Cube

It's certain blog thatAmazon revealed the information, stating that “llast year, we launched the two-way video calls Alexa from your Fire TV Cube to any device Alexa compatible with the camera. Our customers have enjoyed being able to make video calls and connect with loved ones on the big screen from the comfort of their sofa. We are delighted to announce that starting today, you can make video calls to your friends, family and co-workers with theZoom app on Fire TV. "

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Once the application is configured, you can very simply join or create Zoom meetings with the help of'Alexa. No longer will you have to fumble around trying to cast the stream or share your phone screen, just say, “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting".

By launching the application, you can log into your Zoom account and very easily find your agenda with your meetings, but also your contacts and much more ...

How do I use Zoom on Fire TV Cube?

It's easy to participate in Zoom calls on Fire TV Cube:

  1. Launch your Amazon Fire TV Cube,
  2. Connect your webcam and adapter: a notification informing you that your webcam is usable will appear on your TV,
  3. Download the application Zoom for Fire TV from the application store or send it directly to the device of your choice via Amazon. Fr
  4. Just ask " Alexa, join my Zoom meeting" page (in French).

Fire TV Cube compatible webcams

To access Zoom video calls on Fire TV, you must of course use a separately sold webcam that supports UVC with a resolution ofat least 720p and 30 fps, but also a Micro USB to USB adapter.

For a better experience, Amazon recommend webcams with a 1080p resolution and a field of view of 60 to 90 degrees at a distance from 1.80 to 3 meters of the TV. Please note, 4K webcams can pose speed problems and are not the most suitable for the time being.

Here are some models recommended by Amazon :

You will also need a Micro USB to USB adapter to connect your webcam to your Fire TV Cube.

Please note that the Ethernet adapter supplied with your Fire TV Cube will unfortunately not work for this configuration.
Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.