Amazon Firestick vs. Roku Streaming Stick: Which One Is for You?

By | July 5, 2022

Amazon Fire TV sticks and Roku streaming devices are the most popular streaming devices available. There are some other competitors like Apple TV and Chromecast, but Amazon’s and Roku’s cheaper devices lead the race for the top.

However, selecting one from both these devices can become an exhausting and confusing task. Both these devices have similar features and prices. Both of them are decent but continue reading if you want to know which one is the best for you.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon offers more devices than Roku streaming devices. Two of these four devices offer HD streaming quality, and the other offers 4k UHD quality. All these devices support official apps like

  1. Prime Video,
  2. Netflix,
  3. HBO Max,
  4. Paramount+,
  5. Youtube TV,
  6. Pluto TV,
  7. Apple TV,
  8. Peacock,
  9. STARZ,
  10. Amazon Music,
  11. IHeartRadio,
  12. Amazon Music and the list continues.

Here is a breakdown of each Firestick device.

1) Fire TV Stick Lite

You can get this streaming device for $30. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 1080p Full HD,
  • Dolby-encoded Audio Quality,
  • Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, and Netflix,
  • 8 GB storage with 1 GB memory,
  • Dual-Band Wifi,
  • Bluetooth 5.0,
  • CPU 1.7GHz, GPU 650MHz.

You get a Firestick device, HDMI extender, Firestick remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and two batteries. 

2) Fire TV Stick

You can get this streaming device for $40. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 1080p Full HD,
  • Dolby-Atmos Audio Quality,
  • Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and TV voice controls,
  • 8 GB storage with 1 GB memory,
  • Dual-Band Wifi,
  • Bluetooth 5.0,
  • CPU 1.7GHz, GPU 650MHz.

You get a Firestick device, HDMI extender, Firestick remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and two batteries. 

3)  Fire TV Stick 4K

You can get this streaming device for $50. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 4K Ultra HD, and Dolby Vision,
  • Dolby-Atmos Audio Quality,
  • Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and volume and power controls for TVs with IR,
  • 8 GB storage with 1.5 GB memory,
  • Dual-Band Wifi,
  • Bluetooth 5.0+LE,
  • CPU 1.7GHz, GPU 650MHz.

You get a Firestick device, HDMI extender, Firestick remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and two batteries. 

4) Fire TV Stick 4k Max

You can get this streaming device for $55. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby vision, and picture-in-picture mode,
  • Dolby Atmos Audio Quality,
  • Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and volume and power controls for TVs, soundbars, and receivers with IR, 
  • 8 GB storage with 2 GB memory,
  • MT7921LS Wifi,
  • Bluetooth 5.0+ LE,
  • CPU 1.7GHz, GPU 750MHz.
  • You get a Firestick device, HDMI extender, Firestick remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and two batteries. 

Apart from using official apps to stream content, you can also sideload third-party apps to Amazon Firestick devices. You can install add-ons to watch your favorite shows, movies, and live TV.

According to Patrick’s blogs, you can use hundreds of apps, add-ons, and VPNs to watch content for free. You will also know about the installation steps, setup guides, and more on this page.

Roku Streaming Devices

There are only two Roku Streaming Sticks, but you can find several other versions for specific retailers like Best Buy or Walmart. Roku streaming sticks support apps like

  1. Prime Video,
  2. Netflix,
  3. HBO Max,
  4. Paramount+,
  5. Youtube TV,
  6. Pluto TV,
  7. Apple TV,
  8. Peacock,
  9. STARZ,
  10. Amazon Music,
  11. IHeartRadio,
  12. Amazon Music and the list continues.

Here is a breakdown of Roku Streaming Sticks.

1) Roku Streaming Stick 4k

You can get this streaming device for $50. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby vision,
  • Dolby Atmos Audio Quality,
  • Voice Compatible Remote that controls most TVs, dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix,
  • 8 GB storage with 2 GB memory,
  • MIMO, Long-range 802.11ac dual-band Wifi,
  • Quad-Core Processor.

You get a Roku streaming stick, HDMI extender, Roku remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and two AAA batteries.

2) Roku Streaming Stick 4k+

You can get this streaming device for $70. You get features like

  • Video quality up to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby vision,
  • Dolby Atmos Audio Quality,
  • Voice Compatible Remote(Rechargeable) that controls most TVs, dedicated buttons for Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix,
  • 1 GB RAM,
  • MIMO, Long-range 802.11ac dual-band Wifi,
  • Quad-Core Processor.

You get a Roku streaming stick, HDMI extender, Roku remote, USB cable with a power adapter, and remote charger cable.

Conclusion

If you want to save money, buy a Firestick device,

If you want a more user-friendly interface and a remote with all buttons in one place, buy a Roku device.