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Old 04-11-19, 03:28 PM
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Apple TV or Amazon Fire 4K Stick?

I need to upgrade my first gen Fire TV to use Criterion streaming. Right now Iím stuck between a Fire TV 4K Stick and the latest Apple TV model.

The pros I see for the Fire Stick are the low cost and small profile while the Apple TV gives me a built in Ethernet option (I know I can buy an adapter for the Fire Stick) and the option for AirPlay since I have a lot of Mac devices around the house. On the cons the Apple TV is almost four times as much as the Fire Stick.

Is Apple TV missing any major apps/platforms?
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Old 04-11-19, 04:22 PM
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Re: Apple TV or Amazon Fire 4K Stick?

Is the Apple TV still missing Vudu?

Any reason why you don't want a Roku? I think they're the best streaming devices.
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Old 04-11-19, 04:38 PM
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Re: Apple TV or Amazon Fire 4K Stick?

I think Apple TV now has both vudu and Prime Video. Fire TV is still missing (last time I checked) youtube but you can still use the web interface.

I have no experience with the "new" apple tv, but I would go with whatever hardware you prefer, there's not much difference in content that I can see. Even the Apple TV + subscription stuff is coming to Fire TV and the rest, and I think that includes itunes shows as well (for what doesn't sync with moviesanywhere).
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Old 04-11-19, 04:58 PM
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Re: Apple TV or Amazon Fire 4K Stick?

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Is the Apple TV still missing Vudu?

Any reason why you don't want a Roku? I think they're the best streaming devices.
Good point. Looked into what they have and it looks like the Ultra is a perfect fit.
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Old 04-12-19, 04:45 AM
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Re: Apple TV or Amazon Fire 4K Stick?

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I think Apple TV now has both vudu and Prime Video.
Yes both Vudu and Prime Video have been available for a while.
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