Product Comparison: Amazon Fire TV vs Roku Premiere


General Specifications
Brand
Amazon
Roku
Model
Fire TV
Premiere
Origin
China
About the Product
Amazon Fire TV connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment, letting you stream over 500,000 movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD, 1080p, or 720p. Use the included Alexa Voice Remote to easily find the content you love with universal search across more than 190 channels and apps, or discover something new with personal recommendations right on the home screen.
Roku Premiere delivers brilliant picture quality to your 4K UHD or 1080p HD TV with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. Get the visual rush of 4K Ultra HD streaming when using a compatible 4K TV and content. The Roku 4K Spotlight channel helps to find 4K content. Check with the channel provider for bandwidth requirements.
Key Specs
Max Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
CPU Cores
4
4
CPU Speed
2 GHz

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Size & Weight
Height
0.7 in.
0.85 in.
Width
4.5 in.
4.5 in.
Depth
4.5 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
0.6 oz.
0.5 oz.
Color
Black

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Hardware
Processor & GPU
MediaTek Quad-core: 2x2.0 GHz + 2x1.6 GHz / Power VR GX6250
RAM
2 GB
Storage
8 GB
Interfaces
HDMI output, LAN, USB, microSD card, DC Jack
HDMI output
What customers say about "Hardware"
Amazon Fire TV
  • Glad to have a way to access tons of content via my TV and not a computer. 2 GBs of RAM makes it very snappy.
  • Simply the best. All great content, with Ethernet and USB port, micro SD card slot and 2GB of RAM.
  • Extra ports usb, micro sd, ethernet
  • Love it. I wish it had 3G ram than 2 but it still works great
  • The unit comes with 8GB standard, which isn't much
Software
Operating System
Android-based Fire OS
Roku OS
Compatibility With Other OS
iOS 7.0 and higher, Android 2.3 and higher
iOS 7.0 and higher, Android 2.3 and higher
Included Apps
Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Showtime ESPN, X-Ray
Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu, Roku, Spotify, ABC News, Google Play Store, TED
What customers say about "Software"
Amazon Fire TV
  • Alexa is a great addition. The ability to sideload Android apps like Kodi is the best. Even better if you are an Amazon Prime member. Enjoy
  • The user interface and OS is simple, straight forward and easy to use.
  • It works great with Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix.
  • Lots of apps to watch including Netflix and Slingbox. I used this in Israel to watch my TV back home.
  • The new OS of fire TV is MUCH slower than the original OS. This new edition comes with it and the first edition has now been upgraded to it as well. I'm constantly restarting due to lagging and freezing, which I never ever had to do with the original software.
Features
Form Factor
Desktop
Desktop
Additional Modes
Console
Console
Supported Formats
H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, AAC, MP3, WMA, AC3/EAC3, JPG, Dolby Atmos, PNG, FLAC, DTS, Vorbis, GIF, BMP, PCM/Wave
H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, AAC, MP3, WMA, AC3/EAC3, DTS, GIF, PNG
Wireless Standart
Bluetooth (V.4.0 Low Power, Full Speed), Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
802.11ac MIMO dual-band
Remote
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote, Alexa Voice Remote
Roku standard remote
Extras
Alexa Voice
More channels
What customers say about "Features"
Amazon Fire TV
  • When it comes play back from a local file (DLNA, USB), it has literally no competition. It supports a wide range of A/V codec and containers (MPEG2/4, MKV, H264, DivX, True HD, HDMA, etc.) No other device comes even close
  • Another cool thing is that it can connect to bluetooth items.
  • I'm very impressed with how good the WiFi reception and speed is.
  • Simple remote (and a free app so you can turn your cell or tablet into a remote).
  • The Fire TV does NOT support NTFS disk partitioning! Therefore, you have to reformat any external hard drive as FAT32. After formatting to FAT32, BIG SURPRISE - you can NOT write to the hard drive!
  • The remotes seem overly delicate. My first remote unregistered itself and ceased to function within six hours of first use. My second remote (Amazon replaced for free) did the same thing, though I am fortunate in that it began working again.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

Amazon Fire TV

Roku Premiere

Other Information
MSRP
69.99 $

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