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Roku vs Firestick vs Chromecast: Which one’s the best pick?

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Long gone are the days where there were cable connections used to watch the television. Right now, what we have is the era of streaming devices and Smart TVs. Streaming devices connect your television to the Internet and allow you to stream TV channels or Amazon Prime or Netflix, or any other OTT channels, for a matter of fact.

There are many streaming devices available now in the market, and three of them are Roku, Firestick, and Chromecast. Let’s dive into the article to find out which is the best one for you.


Roku is a streaming device that connects to your smart television using an internet connection and offers you access to a variety of streaming content. It has the best user interface. You can watch tv, Youtube, Netflix, and many other OTT channels. Roku devices work on their operating system. You can download the streaming applications like Spotify and add channels on Roku.

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Amazon Firestick

Amazon Firestick is one of the streaming devices available in the market. After plugging the firestick into your television’s HDMI port, you can access your TV shows, movies, songs, games, etc. Firestick is transportable, and thus, you can take it anywhere with you and plug it into any compatible device to access the content. It is easiest to set up among the three.

Depending on your needs, you can get Firestick Lite, Firestick, Firestick 4k, or Firestick 4k max. The difference majorly between these is of the picture quality.

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Chromecast is a streaming device from Google. Once plugged into the HDMI port of the television, you can stream the audio, video from your phone to your television. As the name ‘Chromecast’ suggest, Chromecast uses WiFi to cast your smartphone to your television. The premium Chromecast offers a better television version as it comes with remote control.

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Channels providedNetflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, YouTube, ESPN, Vevo, Pandora, Spotify, HBO Go, Disney +, CrackleNetflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, YouTube, ESPN, Vevo, Pandora, Amazon Music, Disney +, CrackleNetflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, ESPN, Vevo, Pandora, HBO Go, Disney +, Crackle
Maximum Resolution4K4K4K
Supported HDR formatsHDR 10 and HLGHDR, Dolby VisionHDR, Dolby Vision
Voice searchlacks fully functional voice remotes.AlexaGoogle Assistant.
Apple TVYesYesNo
Google PlayYesLimitedYes

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Chetali Shah

Chetali Shah

An avid reader and an engineering student. Love to code and read books. Always curious to learn new things :)