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Apple TV 4K 32GB vs. Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) + 7

Apple TV 4K 32GB

Apple TV 4K 32GB

4.2
“Streaming”

£175.00

£178.80 Incl. delivery
Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

3.7

£29.95

£30.00 Incl. delivery
Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

£47.00

£48.00 Incl. delivery
Amazon Fire TV Cube

Amazon Fire TV Cube

3.8

£99.98

£99.99 Incl. delivery
nVidia Shield TV 8GB (2019)

nVidia Shield TV 8GB (2019)

4.7

£148.62

Free delivery
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

2.8

£59.30

£61.58 Incl. delivery
Xiaomi Box S 4K HDR

Xiaomi Box S 4K HDR

3.9

£58.70

£60.97 Incl. delivery
Google Chromecast Ultra

Google Chromecast Ultra

4

£59.99

£63.93 Incl. delivery
Bluetooth
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.1
5.0
5.0
4.2
Ethernet connection
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
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), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
HDR
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay
Miracast, Google Cast/Chromecast
Miracast, Amazon Music
Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast, Amazon Music
Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast
Google Cast/Chromecast, Tidal
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Front/side connections
HDMI
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0a
2.0b
2.0a
2.0b
Headphone output
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other connectors
Composite output
USB
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of USB host ports
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB (total)
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB powered (only via USB)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
USB recording feature (PVR)
No
No
No
No
No
USB version
2.0
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, 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, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, AAC
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, 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
DivX, Xvid, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, AVC/H.264, WMV9 HD (VC-1), AVI, Matroska (MKV), MOV, HEVC/H.265, VP9
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
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
98 mm
51.8 mm
12.6 mm
86.1 mm
165 mm
16 mm
95.25 mm
58.2 mm
Height
35 mm
13.8 mm
30 mm
76.9 mm
40 mm
142 mm
16.7 mm
13.7 mm
Width
98 mm
51.8 mm
85.9 mm
86.1 mm
40 mm
38 mm
95.25 mm
58.2 mm
Product weight
0.43 kg
0.04 kg
0.03 kg
0.03 kg
0.47 kg
0.14 kg
0.05 kg
0.15 kg
0.05 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
DLNA, Remote control, Memory card reader
Remote control
Remote control
Display, Mobile app for controlling features
D/A audio
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
Media processor
Apple A10X Fusion
Marvell 88DE3006
MediaTek MT8127
Nvidia Tegra X1+
Amlogic S905
Marvell 88DE3006
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)
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
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Operating system
Apple tvOS
Chrome OS
Fire OS
Fire OS
Android
Fire OS
Android TV
Chrome OS
Internal storage space
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal storage space (size)
32 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 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