Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku – Which Streaming Device is the Best

For many years consumers have paid hundreds of dollars per month for entertainment and they were at the mercy of the cable companies. But nowadays more and more consumers are “cutting the cords” than ever due to the avalanche of streaming sticks and boxes filling electronic shelves. Each one of the devices has different features and options but you should consider which one you should buy considering the features and the price.

A streaming device and a stable internet connection is everything you need to have all the TV in your home for a fraction of the price. But knowing which streaming device is the right one for your home and your need can be kinda difficult sometimes. Below is a comparison between the two most popular and the best streaming device, Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku. This comparison is based totally on my opinion and it doesn’t mean what is the best for me can be for you too.

 

Roku Streaming Stick+ & Roku Express Streaming Media Player

Debuting in 2008, Roku is a well known and respected name in streaming devices. The goal of Roku is to bring internet content to the traditional TV viewing experience. It is perfect for the person who travels regularly as the small stick can be plugged into any compatible TV set for access to online content. Because of that reason, this stick can be great gifting options for your travelling boss or coworker. Below are discussed the main features of Roku Streaming Stick+ :

Supported Content

Google Play, Hulu, CinemaNow, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, and more.

Mobile Device Compatibility

Apple iOS or Android.

TV Compatibility

High- definition TVs with properties of an HDMI interface.

Pros

Content is sent from your phone to your TV by using a mobile app. Contents also include photos, videos and music. Customers should possess compatible TVs with the help of which they can easily access HDR, 4K and HD content for vivid picture quality.

Cons

Few isolated reports of customers also have been found who are needing to exchange sticks because that was found defective out of the box.

 

Coming to Roku Express Streaming Media Player, it is much more pocket-friendly and its value is its biggest asset with a shelf price of only $24.99. This media player may be just what you need if you are looking for a great stocking stuffer or a gift for a team of coworkers. An included remote is an added advantage which makes it easy to get to the content which you need after a quick setup process.

Supported Content

Hulu, Netflix and PBS Kids.

Mobile Device Compatibility

Apple iOS or Android.

TV Compatibility

The connection occurs to most HDTVs through a home’s Wi-Fi network.

Pros

It is a popular option for those who are hoping to save money. Media can be sent from your smartphone to your TV with the Roku app.

Cons

It only supports resolution up to 1080p HD limits quality of the picture.

Price

$24.99

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote & Fire TV with 4K Resolution and Alexa Voice Remote

Persons owning Alexa may prefer the Amazon Fire TV Stick which usually comes with a voice remote. It is powered by the same technology as the Alexa assistant. Only simple voice commands can cause easy movement between watching TV and playing games and this device boasts access to thousands of apps and channels. It is a perfect gift for those who prefer using voice controls to switch from one channel to another or to search for content. There are tons of apps for Fire Stick and it is very easy to jailbreak Fire Stick and it is not illegal. Here is a short discussion of the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote:

Supported Content

Amazon Video, YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, HBO NOW, and more.

Mobile Device Compatibility

iOS devices, Android or Fire app which can turn a Fire into an Alexa remote.

TV Compatibility

Any HDMI interface associated TV.

Pros

A wide range of content can be assessed with the help of Alexa voice control.

Cons

Display up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Price

$39.99

Coming to the Fire TV with 4K Resolution and Alexa Voice Remote, its high-quality video is a priority and its 4K resolution supports HD resolution. It also supports content designed for 4K Ultra TVs. You can also enjoy built-in Dolby Atmos audio. For an Amazon Prime fan who prioritizes HD video, this is the perfect solution.

Its supported content, mobile device compatibility, TV compatibility are all same as that of the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. The only difference is in Pros and Cons:

Pros

Alexa voice control and a wide range of channels combined with high- quality of audio and video.

Cons

Issues with the software have been reported by some consumers on this early release. Those issues can be easily fixed with the help of an update.

Price

$69.99

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