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Apple TV 4K 32GB vs. Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) + 5

Apple TV 4K 32GB

Apple TV 4K 32GB

“Streaming”

£129.00

£132.49 Incl. delivery
Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

£39.99

Free delivery
Amazon Fire TV Cube

Amazon Fire TV Cube

£99.98

£105.45 Incl. delivery
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

£53.40

£55.68 Incl. delivery
Xiaomi Box S 4K HDR

Xiaomi Box S 4K HDR

£51.20

£53.47 Incl. delivery
Bluetooth
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.1
5.0
4.2
Ethernet connection
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
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)
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
No
No
HDR
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
HDR10
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay
Miracast, Google Cast/Chromecast
Miracast, Amazon Music
Amazon Music
Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Front/side connections
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0a
2.0a
Headphone output
No
No
No
No
No
Other connectors
Composite output
USB
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of USB host ports
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
USB (total)
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB powered (only via USB)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
USB recording feature (PVR)
No
No
No
No
USB version
2.0
2.0
2.0
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus
Supported audio files
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
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, AAC
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
Supported video files
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MOV, HEVC/H.265
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265
AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265, VP9
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, WMV9 HD (VC-1), AVI, Matroska (MKV), MOV, TS, FLV, VOB, HEVC/H.265, VP9
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
98 mm
51.8 mm
12.6 mm
86.1 mm
16 mm
95.25 mm
Height
35 mm
13.8 mm
30 mm
76.9 mm
142 mm
16.7 mm
Width
98 mm
51.8 mm
85.9 mm
86.1 mm
38 mm
95.25 mm
Product weight
0.43 kg
0.04 kg
0.03 kg
0.03 kg
0.47 kg
0.05 kg
0.15 kg
Features
Remote control, Display, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
D/A audio
24 bit / 192 kHz
Media processor
Apple A10X Fusion
Marvell 88DE3006
MediaTek MT8127
Amlogic S905
Video formats supported
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, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Separate power connector (mains)
Small power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C7)
Via AC adapter
No
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Operating system
Apple tvOS
Chrome OS
Fire OS
Fire OS
Fire OS
Android
Internal storage space
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal storage space (type)
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Storage space
32 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Support for built-in hard drive
No
No
No
No
No