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Apple TV 4K Vs Amazon Fire TV Cube Best Streaming Device 2018

If you’re trying to outfit your home with a new streaming device, you might want to consider what Apple has to offer with the Apple TV 4K and what Amazon has to offer with their all-new Fire TV Cube. These are two of the top streaming devices that you can pick up today, and so, it’s a matter of choosing what ecosystem you are most into. Do you already have an Apple device? Then that might mesh a whole lot better with the Apple TV 4K than with the Amazon Fire TV Cube. But, if you have an Android device or other Fire devices, you might find that the Fire TV Cube is a better fit for you.

Product Brand Name Price
AmazonFire TV Cube | Hands-Free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HDBuy on Amazon|$96.59(Price as of 12/14/2018 17:50 ET)

If you follow along below, we’ll compare the two devices against each other, and show you which one is better than the other.

Apple TV 4K

First up, we have the Apple TV 4K. The Apple TV is a great device, allowing you to download apps that can stream all of your favorite content — Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and countless other streaming services out there. The Apple TV also let’s you rent and watch your favorite movies and TV series from the iTunes Store as well. Overall, the Apple TV 4K is just a fantastic device for outfitting your TV with “smart” capabilities.

In addition, the Apple TV will even watch some of your favorite TV channels — HDTV, HBO, you name it. And with the 4K modifier at the end of the Apple TV’s title means this model is capable of streaming 4K content. There’s not a whole lot of 4K content out there right now, but if you also have a 4K-capable TV hooked up to the Apple TV 4K, you’ll get to stream and watch some of the most detailed and beautiful content out there!

The Apple TV 4K has some other neat things, such as the ability to search content with your voice through the Siri-embedded remote, view your favorite photos and videos, and even be able to get great sound out of the Apple TV with the integrated chip for the Dolby Digial Plus 7.1 Surround Sound tech.

This device will set you back about $180, but the technology packed into it will make the experience more than worth the cost of admission.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube

And we also have the Amazon Fire TV Cube. Amazon, for the longest time, hasn’t had an all-out streaming box — mostly just streaming sticks that you can plug into your TV. But now, we have the Fire TV Cube. Amazon has designed the Fire TV Cube to be essentially a hands-free experience — with a perfect setup, you should be able to ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play a specific movie. You can do all of this from the other side of the room without ever having to touch a remote (or even find the already lost remote to even play a movie!).

The Fire TV Cube has eight microphones, and with beamforming technology paired with far-field voice recognition, Alexa will be able to hear you from almost any direction. In addition to controlling your Smart TV and sound bar, it can control a host of other devices as well, such as your cable TV box and receiver!

Much like the Apple TV 4K, you’ll be able to experience true to life detail, as it’s more than capable of streaming 4K content. You’ll, of course, need to have a 4K-capable TV, but the Amazon Fire TV Cube is definitely more than capable of it. You’ll also have the audio quality of Dolby Atmos, and even be able to stream video in HDR at 60 frames per second. This costs less than the Apple TV as well, at just $120.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

So, which of the two devices should you pick up for yourself? If you’re already in the Apple ecosystem. we’d recommend taking a look at the Apple TV 4K. It really is a great device, full of tons of content — even some of the most latest releases that have yet to hit store shelves. Not only that, but the streaming devices works phenomenally well with iPhone’s, iPad’s, and the like. For those that want to try some new and somewhat revolutionary technology, you should consider picking up a Fire TV Cube. Its hands-free technology is something we haven’t seen in such a practical device before, and can actually work really well. You can say goodbye to those late-night remote searches!

Product Brand Name Price
AmazonFire TV Cube | Hands-Free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HDBuy on Amazon|$96.59(Price as of 12/14/2018 17:50 ET)

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