Google Chromecast (2nd Generation) vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation) + 9

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation)

4

£37.29

£39.57 Incl. delivery
Apple TV 4K 32GB

Apple TV 4K 32GB

4.1
“Streaming”

£129.00

£131.47 Incl. delivery
Google Chromecast Ultra

Google Chromecast Ultra

4

£69.00

Free delivery
Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

3.7

£29.95

£29.99 Incl. delivery
nVidia Shield TV Pro 16GB (2019)

nVidia Shield TV Pro 16GB (2019)

4.5

£198.98

Free delivery
Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

£49.00

£49.99 Incl. delivery
Marantz NA6006

Marantz NA6006

£429.00

Free delivery
Naim Uniti Atom

Naim Uniti Atom

£2,399.00

Free delivery
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

2.8

£67.70

Free delivery
Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation)

Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation)

3.9

£148.80

Free delivery
Bluetooth
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.1
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
Ethernet connection
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
HDR
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Type of HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Streaming standards
Miracast, Google Cast/Chromecast
Miracast, Amazon Music
AirPlay
Google Cast/Chromecast
Miracast, Google Cast/Chromecast
Google Cast/Chromecast, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Google Cast/Chromecast, Tidal
Amazon Music
AirPlay
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Front/side connections
HDMI
HDMI, USB
USB, 3.5 mm analogue in
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0
2.0a
2.0b
2.0b
1.4
Headphone output
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Other connectors
Composite output
Composite output
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Digital optical input (S/PDIF), Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
USB
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of USB host ports
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
0 ​
USB (total)
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
USB powered (only via USB)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
USB recording feature (PVR)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB version
2.0
2.0
2.0
3 (Gen 1)
2.0
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
Supported audio files
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
Supported video files
MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MOV, HEVC/H.265
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
DivX, Xvid, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, AVC/H.264, WMV9 HD (VC-1), AVI, Matroska (MKV), MOV, TS, HEVC/H.265, VP9
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265, VP9
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MOV, HEVC/H.265
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
51.9 mm
12.6 mm
98 mm
58.2 mm
51.8 mm
25.9 mm
335 mm
265 mm
16 mm
98 mm
Height
13.49 mm
30 mm
35 mm
13.7 mm
13.8 mm
159 mm
105 mm
95 mm
142 mm
35 mm
Width
51.9 mm
85.9 mm
98 mm
58.2 mm
51.8 mm
98 mm
440 mm
245 mm
38 mm
98 mm
Product weight
0.04 kg
0.03 kg
0.43 kg
0.05 kg
0.04 kg
0.25 kg
0.03 kg
6.5 kg
7 kg
0.05 kg
0.43 kg
Built-in internet services
Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Viaplay, HBO GO, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic
Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime Video
YouTube, Netflix, Viaplay, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime Video, C More
Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Viaplay, HBO GO, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic
Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Viaplay, HBO GO, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic, C More
YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Viaplay, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime Video
YouTube, Netflix
Spotify
Spotify
Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
YouTube, Netflix, Viaplay, SVT Play, TV4 Play, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime Video, C More
Features
DLNA, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control, Display, Mobile app for controlling features
Mobile app for controlling features
Mobile app for controlling features
DLNA, Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control
DLNA, Support for internet radio, Remote control, Display
Support for internet radio, Remote control, Display, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Remote control
Support for internet radio, Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Area of use
Video, Audio
Video
Video, Audio
Video, Audio
Video, Audio
Video, Audio
Video
Audio
Video, Audio
Video, Audio
Video, Audio
D/A audio
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
32 bit / 192 kHz
Media processor
Marvell 88DE3006
MediaTek MT8127
Apple A10X Fusion
Marvell 88DE3006
Marvell 88DE3006
Nvidia Tegra X1+
Apple A8
Video formats supported
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
Separate power connector (mains)
Via AC adapter
No
Small power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C7)
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Large power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C13/C17)
Via AC adapter
Small power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C7)
Operating system (latest version)
Chrome OS
FireOS 5
Apple tvOS
Chrome OS
Chrome OS
Android 9.0 (Pie)
Not included
FireOS 5
Apple tvOS
Internal storage space
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal storage space (size)
8 GB
32 GB
16 GB
8 GB
32 GB
Internal storage space (type)
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Support for built-in hard drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No