Android TV Chromecast with Google TV vs. Fire TV stick 3rd Generation review is for anyone who is a fan of media streaming technologies. We shall be comparing and contrasting these two media gadgets in two different phases. This shall be in terms of their individual specifications. Take a look below.
Android TV chrome cast with Google TV
Android Chromecast with Google TV with a Google media streamer which comes with a remote and a brand new interface based on Android TV. The new features to the Chromecast with Google TV make it much more than just a streaming stick with a remote. It comes with an advanced and sensible interface and a bunch of new Android TV upgrades.
Chromecast with Google TV is just a dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV. However, this one is accompanied by a small remote control. It’s of an oval shape, portable enough to fit in your palm. One end of Chromecast with Google TV has an HDMI output, while the other end has a USB-C port.
Android TV Chromecast with Google TV comes with the usual interface, at the top are tabs for Search, Movies, Shows, Apps, and Library; beneath are thumbnails of content. Nothing has changed here.
This is a generic feature for Google Assistant that enables you to view specific types of content.
This is the main home page and it is mainly for listing the top content available for you to pick.
This shall enable you to surf through a number of movies available for you to watch.
Also, this one just lists the number of shows you can view/watch
Android TV Chromecast with Google TV comes with ready to use YouTube, YouTube TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN, Sling, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Starz, Peacock, Peloton, Tubi, and PBS which shall keep you occupied without getting bored. Talking about its display, Chromecast with Google TV can stream content at resolutions of 4K/60 fps, and supports HDR, including HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision.
Pros of Android TV chromecast
- It comes with 4K HDR streaming
- Also has Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
- It is fast, responsive performance
- It is great for curating content
- Also comes with an excellent remote
Cons of Android TV chromecast
- It doesn’t come with fast forward/rewind buttons
- Not all streaming apps currently support Google TV integration
- It lacks enough storage
Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
On the other side of the dice, we have the Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen). To take you back a little, Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is the successor to Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and comes with a very visible enhancement in its features such as the new processor which is 1.7 GHz giving it a better streaming speed. Below is a full list of specifications compared to the ones I have shared earlier.
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|Friendly name||Fire TV Stick 4K Max – 1st Gen (2021)|
|Retail name||Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls)|
|Android version||Android Level 28 (Android 9)|
|Fire OS version||Fire OS 7|
|Processor (SoC)||Mediatek MT8696 + MT7921LS|
|CPU||Quad-Core 1.8 GHz|
|GPU||IMG GE9215 750MHz|
|Memory (RAM)||2GB DDR4|
|Resolution and refresh rates||Up to 4K @ 60fps|
|Video codecs|| |
|Input/output color formats|| |
Digital Rights Management
|Max OpenGL version|
Open Graphics Library – 2D and 3D graphics rendering
|Support OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.2|
|Wifi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (wifi 6); 2×2 MIMO (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)|
|Ethernet||10/100 Mbps (with external dongle)|
|Far-field Alexa control|
Hands-free voice control
|Supported only through linked Echo device|
|Near-field Alexa control|
Mic button on remote
Chromecast with Google TV vs Fire TV stick 3rd Gen vs Roku Streaming Stick+
|Chromecast with Google TV||Roku Streaming Stick+||Amazon Fire Stick 4K|
|Max streaming resolution||4K/60 fps||4K/60 fps||4K/60 fps|
|Supported HDR formats||HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision||HDR10||HDR, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision|
|Supported audio||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos||DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Audio, Dolby ATMOS||Dolby Atmos|