Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV have been around for quite a while and even if they look mostly the same and are used to stream content on TVs, they are very different. Today we’re going to compare these two devices and let you decide which one suits your needs better.
First of all, you should know that Chromecast is quite easy to setup and even if it doesn’t come with a remote control, you can use your computer or smartphone to run it. However, the device doesn’t support many applications. However, if you connect your Chromecast to your smartphone or PC, you will be able to stream almost everything on your TV. First of all, you will be able to stream local content from your PC or smartphone to your TV and more.
There are rumors which say that Chromecast will release a PC application that will allow you to mirror the entire desktop of our computer to Chromecast. However, because the latency is high, we will not be able make our HDTV a “wireless” monitor because the lag will be quite high when it will try to stream content in real time. However, future Chromecast versions will most likely be more powerful and the lag will be either reduced or removed.
When it comes to the Amazon Fire Stick, we can clearly say that this device comes with a “customized” version of Android, along with its own App Store and channel support. In addition, the device comes with a remote control, which will allow you to search for content, start applications and stream videos. In addition, the device will integrate with Amazon Prime Service, which means that all the services of Amazon TV are also available on it.
If you are looking to stream content along with some “light” gaming, then the Amazon Fire TV will suits your needs. However, if you want to have more streaming possibilities, Chromecast will suits your needs better, but keep in mind that you will need a smartphone or a PC, as you will stream content from them to Chromecast.
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