Product Comparison: Roku Streaming Stick (3500R) vs Amazon Fire TV Stick


General Specifications
Brand
Roku
Amazon
Model
Streaming Stick (3500R)
Fire TV Stick
About the Product
The biggest streaming channel lineup. Access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes on demand. The widest selection of free, subscription, and rental channels. Though, some channels require payment method to access and channel availability is subject to change. Not all content is available in all countries.
Enjoy smart access to videos, games and apps with this Amazon Fire TV stick. Its Alexa voice remote lets you deliver hands-free commands when you want to watch television or engage with other applications. With a quad-core processor, 1GB internal memory and 8GB of storage, this portable Amazon Fire TV stick works fast for buffer-free streaming.
Origin
China
Key Specs
Max Resolution
1080 p
1080 p
CPU Cores
2
2
CPU Speed
1 GHz

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • As an owner of multiple devices of this type, I am extremely impressed with the Amazon Fire Tv Stick In a comparison to similar devices in core(s) and RAM, the Amazon Fire Tv Stick performs extremely well.
  • This is great, for $40.00 you are getting a dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. Those are great specs for a device in this price range.
  • Fast responsive device, I have yet to have a freeze up. Easy to set up, takes literally minutes
  • The Amazon TV stick tends to buffer a lot while streaming through Kodi. that can probably be due to its Dual core ARM Cortex A9 CPU that runs up to 1GHz and it's 1GB of RAM.
  • With its dual-core processor and 8GB of storage, I have yet to experience any lag or connectivity issues. One minor con is that I had to connect an Amazon account with a linked credit/debit card before I could download any FREE apps but other than that, this product is amazing.
Size & Weight
Color
Purple
Black
Height
0.5 in.
0.5 in.
Width
3.1 in.
1 in.
Depth
1.1 in.
3.3 in.
Weight
0.04 oz.
0.05 oz.

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Hardware
Interfaces
HDMI output
HDMI output, Micro USB for power only
Processor & GPU
Broadcom Capri 28155, 2xARM A9 / VideoCore 4
RAM
1 GB
Storage
8 GB
What customers say about "Hardware"
 
Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • More ram/memory than the competition(keeps things running smooth)
  • It does come with Cloud Storage for photo's and you can view them on your tv screen.
  • It has a very limited amount of good games. Do to the ram size. And the apps like YouTube are the same as the one on Xbox and it doesn't support 60fps video. Very little storage.
  • Ram seems limited for when running heavy apps Iike video games or apps with lots of video previews.
  • If I have one complaint its the lack of RAM, and non expandable storage.
  • It seem's to me either it doesn't have enough ram or the processor isn't fast enough for the HDTV shows.
Software
Operating System
Roku OS
Android-based Fire 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
Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu, Spotify, Twitch, HBO GO
Amazon Prime, HBO GO, X-Ray, Showtime ESPN
What customers say about "Software"
 
Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Speaking of Android, the OS on Fire TV devices is, of course, a heavily modified version of Android, but it is still Android at its core. This a major benefit over Roku and Chromecast
  • All of my subscription services such as Netflix Hulu HBO Go, showtime anytime etc are all comparable and are at my fingertips
  • I loved the convenience of having all the apps in one place so i can conveniently switch from amazon prime videos, to hulu, to HBO go, to showtime, etc.
  • Fire OS is very unstable, really needs monthly updates to improve reliability.
Features
Form Factor
Smart-stick
Smart-stick
Supported Formats
H.264/AVC, MP3, WMA, JPG, MP4, MKV
H.264/AVC, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, AC3/EAC3, JPG, PNG, Vorbis, PCM/Wave
Wireless Standart
WI-FI 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Wi-Fi (Dual-Band 802.11a MIMO), Bluetooth 3.0 (HID, SPP)
Remote
Standard Remote
Standard Remote
Extras
More channels
Additional Modes
Gaming
What customers say about "Features"
 
Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • I love the formats and how easy it is to watch so many different streaming services and apps.
  • The remote is slim, easy to operate, and provides good button feedback.
  • The Player is unable to play common formats like AVI or MKV
  • No voice search without the additional remote(or phone app), but i really never used it
  • The remote given to you is so small easy to lose and not very durable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

Amazon Fire TV Stick


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