Some people are already complaining about what has been dubbed as “Zoom fatigue,” but it seems there’s really without stopping in view for video meetings. Some companies push that old-new communication medium even further, integrating video conferencing software anywhere they see fit. the newest to try to do is Amazon, which is announcing support for Zoom on its Fire TV Cube to bring those meetings to a good larger screen if your laptop isn’t large enough for that.
Amazon brought two-way video calls to its Fire TV platform last year when it became clear that video meetings and calls will be the first way people connect for work and social gatherings within the months to return. That support, however, was limited to a fireplace TV Cube calling the other Alexa device that features a camera, like an Echo Show, for instance. So this time, Amazon is opening its doors to the platform that has become the household name in video meetings.
A software update to the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube brings Zoom to the hearth TV platform. Of course, you’ll need quite just the device and a connected TV to honestly use Zoom since the box doesn’t have its camera. Amazon doesn’t mention anything about TVs with built-in webcams and advocates the utilization of external webcams instead.
Amazon does have an inventory of recommended webcams you’ll from Amazon (of course), but any webcam that supports USB Video Class (UVC) will do. You would possibly need a Micro USB to USB adapter, counting on what the webcam uses. Amazon recommends a minimum of a 720p webcam, but 1080p would be ideal. A 4K webcam isn’t recommended, probably because the resolution isn’t supported anyway.
Once everything is connected, and the Zoom app is installed, an easy “Alexa, join my meeting” command will get things started. Optionally, you’ll link your calendar to Alexa so that an equivalent command will list the meetings you would possibly wear your calendar for that day.