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Streaming Video Gadgets

Don't forget to check out the companion guideĀ Buying a gadget for streaming video

Apple TV Roku Streaming Stick Roku 1 Roku 2 Roku 3 Google Chromecast Google TV Amazon FireTV
Price $100 $50 $50 $80 $100 $35 Varies by product $100
Resolution(max) 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Video connections HDMI HDMI HDMI, Composite HDMI, Composite HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI
Audio connections Optical HDMI HDMI, Composite HDMI, Composite HDMI HDMI w/ Surround Sound HDMI, Optical HDMI, Optical
Other connections micro-USB No No No microSD, USB No 2 USB Port No
Wired networking Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Wireless networking Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n Dual-band Wi-Fi
Remote Control Yes Remote + Roku app Remote + Roku app Remote with headphone jack + Roku app Remote with headphone jack + Roku app Smartphone, tablet or computer Yes Yes with built-in microphone for voice commands
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Local Storage None None None None microSD, USB port None 2 USB Ports 8GB internal, 1 USB
Paid movies & TV iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, ESPN Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go sports, more Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go sports, more Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go sports, more Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go sports, more Netflix, Google Play, other Android and Web apps (Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video and sports via browser) Netflix Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, WatchESPN, more
Free movies & TV Youtube, Vimeo YouTube, Crackle, Fox News, Huffington Post, more YouTube, Crackle, Fox News, Huffington Post, more YouTube, Crackle, Fox News, Huffington Post, more YouTube, Crackle, Fox News, Huffington Post, more YouTube, Vimeo, other Android and Web apps Youtube, Crackle YouTube, Crackle, Vimeo, Huffington Post, more
Music iTunes Pandora, SHOUTcast, Rdio, Soma FM, more Pandora, SHOUTcast, Rdio, Soma FM, more Pandora, SHOUTcast, Rdio, Soma FM, more Pandora, SHOUTcast, Rdio, Soma FM, more Google Music, other Android and Web apps Pandora, Rhapsody, Google Music Pandora, Amazon Music, more
Other services Streams audio and video from Apple gadgets via AirPlay 1000+ channels including games 1000+ channels including games 1000+ channels including games 1000+ channels including games Stream online video from smartphones, tablets and Chrome browser on Mac or PC Chrome browser, Google Play, Voice Search, Social Media Voice commands, Game apps, IMDB integration, karaoke, FreeTime parental controls
Purchase Stream, Rent Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own Stream, Rent, Own
Apple TV Roku Streaming Stick Roku 1 Roku 2 Roku 3 Google Chromecast Google TV Amazon FireTV
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