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Amazon FireTV’s Competition: Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV

April 2, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today’s Amazon event saw Amazon bashing quite a few of their competitors. That would be Google’s Chromecast, the Roku and Apple TV. All of which have their strengths and weaknesses, as I’m sure you are all aware of. But we’ve been getting a lot of questions as to which device is the best for your living room. And while Amazon has a table all made up comparing the four devices, we figured we’d use their table.

The Chromecast is a favorite around here because of the price tag and everything it can do. For only $35 it’s hard to go wrong with the Chromecast. Roku also has their own HDMI dongle on sale for just $50, which is meant to compete with the Chromecast from Google. The Amazon FireTV is almost like an All-in-One, since it does do gaming as well. Amazon just bought their own game studio not too long ago which they are using to build some games on FireTV. But they have also partnered with some other game studios for some games on the FireTV like 2K Sports. So let’s grab some popcorn and watch something on the Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or FireTV.

So the million dollar question, FireTV, Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV? Well since we are an Android blog, we won’t be recommending the Apple TV since it’s kinda useless with Android devices. But as far as FireTV, Chromecast and Roku go, you really can’t go wrong with any of them, although the FireTV has some pretty interesting features like Freetime, which is going to be huge with parents of little ones. But whichever you choose, be sure to let us know in the comments down below why you choose that one. As for me, I’ll be sticking with my Chromecast, at least for now.

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