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Which is Better: Chromecast with Google TV vs Fire TV Stick

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Google just launched the new Chromecast with Google TV streamer. But, users are confused about which one to buy and use when Amazon also launched the Fire TV Stick 3rd generation recently. Both are excellent streaming devices that promised updated quality features. So, which one is better, Chromecast with Google TV or the Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020? Let’s find out!

Comparison Between Chromecast with Google TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020

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Chromecast with Google TV (Credit: Google)

Function

Both devices offer the same function of streaming movies and TV Channels. They offer added features to your devices so you can have more entertainment.

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Google TV on the new Chromecast (Credit: Google)

Appearance

While both devices are plug-ins to your smart TVs, each has a different appearance. The Amazon Fire TV Stick has a rectangular shape while the Chromecast with Google TV has a pebble-shaped design.

SEE ALSO: What’s the Difference: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite vs Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen

Features

Both the Chromecast and the Fire TV Stick has a built-in microphone and has a voice command support. Chromecast has a shortcut button to launch the Assistant while the Fire TV Stick has voice controls for Alexa.

Picture Quality

The Chromecast with Google TV is supporting 4K streaming at 60fps and Dolby Vision HDR. On the other hand, the Amazon Fire TV Stick supports 1080p streaming at 60fps. If you want the 4K support, you need to upgrade your Fire TV Stick.

User-interface

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Chromecast with Google TV Home Screen (Credit: Windows Dispatch/Google)

For the Chromecast with Google TV, the custom remote control has access to its new TV service. It features a single screen where you can search the contents of every service you have in one place. If you are subscribed to three services, you will see the contents on one screen without switching to each service.

The Fire TV Stick has the Amazon Prime service in the front. While it also shows the other TV shows outside of Amazon Prime, these need added subscriptions, or you have to pay extra for it.

Game Streaming

As of now, both tools do not stream games or allow any cloud gaming streaming service.

Price

The Fire TV Stick is at $39.99 or £39.99 while the Chromecast with Google TV is at $ 89.99 or £59.99.

If you are decided to get any of the two streaming players, here’s where you can get them at awesome prices.

Where to Get Them

Chromecast with Google TV

Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Generation

In your own opinion, which one is better for you? Which one are you getting if you are in the market for a new streamer? Let us know in the comments below.

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