Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick 2019 Roundup

[Updated: July 16, 2019]

Now we all know that streaming sticks are those small sticks that have a slightly larger size than a normal USB drive, they are used to stream media files by plugging them on TV. Cable in time was the main source of connection between many things, but the latest advancements in technology have turned the tables up. Streaming via the streaming stick these days is proven to be the most convenient and innovative source of streaming. Streaming is so good it can even become an addiction I swear, I mean who does not like watching Netflix and chill out. Netflix being the King of streaming services, I’d literally give my sleep up for it and I know it’s what many of you guys would be doing out there, especially late at night. A streaming device may also be your very first priority when it comes to streaming your favorite shows on the go, they are also very small thus making them easy to be carried and highly portable, I mean you can literally carry them anywhere you want and start the unstoppable streaming. Being small in size, they are also not likely to take up most of your space which gives you another reason to keep them in your pockets, on the go. Streaming sticks also come in quite a slim pricing range which starts from about $50 and so on. They are also very easy to set up and understand so anyone can operate them no matter what their understanding level is. If you do not own a TV with streaming services or want to turn an old TV to a new one then a streaming stick for sure will turn the game level up by adding up more and enhancing the overall performances of your Television.

With that being said about the streaming sticks, you might be wondering about getting a streaming stick. Well, this is where the question arises. Which streaming stick is the best and the ideal one among all the others? Well the answer is quite obvious and simple. There are two best options on the market regarding the answer and I have compared them here, in this article for you to tell you which one steals the show among these two. They are the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku Streaming Stick.

Fire TV Stick vs Roku  
FactorsFire TV StickRoku
Basic Tech Specs4.5/54.0/5
Content Availability4.5/54.0/5

Let’s get going to the article and find out which one of the above streaming sticks might be the best one for you…

“Upon comparing both the streaming devices, both did an excellent job and proved to be amazing streaming devices. However, Fire TV Stick won the show.”

Based on the factors mentioned below, we have compared the Fire TV and the Roku Streaming Stick to see which one wins which round. Through these rounds, you will also be able to get a clear idea on which one of these is the best in which terms and which one can be the best for you depending upon the terms mentioned below.

Basic Tech Specs – Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Winner: The winner of this round is the Fire TV Stick because this Amazon Fire TV comes with increased memory and storage as compared to the Roku Streaming Stick.

Well, when you first look at both the devices, you might feel like they are both the same things. However, this is totally not the case on the inside.Basic Tech Specs

It is obvious that both of them can connect to your TV via the HDMI port, they also have the latest WIFI standard which of course is 802.11AC, the video output on both of them is 1080p which is just great and amazing. Both of them too have the micro USB cable as a means of their power output, however, this is where their likelihood ends.

When it comes to the internal storage of the best streaming stick, at that point the Fire TV Stick has got 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of memory, however, on the other hand, Roku Streaming Stick has only 256MB of storage and 512MB of memory. Which makes the Fire TV Stick amazing and great options. If you are streaming a limited number of videos from a couple of sources, then it will not be a problem, but if you are covering unlimited things, then it can be a problem for you.

It may not seem to be such a big issue. Still the Fire TV Stick has more memory which means it can be of a much bigger use when needed so it has won the show and is the best when it comes to all the specifications related to the technology.

The processors on both the streaming sticks cannot be compared because Roku does not list the clock speed and the number of the cores for their Streaming Stick.

Content – Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Winner: if you are opting for only playing videos then both the streaming sticks are amazing, but if you want something that is a little off the hook and advanced then go for the Fire TV because this TV Stick has got those amazing thrills when it comes to Alexa and defined Gaming Skills.

We all know just how the Roku Streaming Stick has built its known and popular reputation when it comes to the top platform for streaming different videos. The Roku Streaming Stick has all the content from every company andContent Fire TV vs Roku Streaming Stick 2019 Roundup this startup has made it sure not to miss a single inch of content from any company, which means all your favorite videos, whether or not on any other platform, will be here in Roku, which is a very big thing. The Roku Streaming Stick has over 5,000 of different channels so you can find anything from a top class and hit popular series to anything that is not available anywhere else on the internet.

Now coming to the Fire TV Streaming Stick which on the other hand has a very limited number of video streaming services as compared to the Roku Streaming Stick. Even though most of the content that I looked for was available on the Stick, there are some limitations when you go in detail and specific. You can also play different games on it and use apps like Facebook, which for my surprise ran really smooth on the TV, though I did not think it would be so smooth over the TV itself.

However, in both the cases, you will have access to your favorite places like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Video, HBO Go and Vimeo plus Spotify, so it all really comes down to the non-media apps.

Gaming however on both these sticks made quite a bigger difference. How? Well, it’s simple, gaming on the Fire TV was far more versatile than the Roku Streaming Stick, you may be able to use the Fire TV for casual gamers or children and have fun.

Since Alexa on the Fire TV is built right into the remote, you can also use it for a thousand different types of tasks, all you gotta do is call out to Alexa and get your required task done.

The Interface – Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Winner: well, the interface on Roku was a lot more convenient, more approachable and more fun to use which is why the Roku Streaming Stick won this round.

I’m not saying that the interface on the Fire TV stick was bad, it, however, was a little chunky and a little hard to navigate as compared to the one on the Roku Streaming Stick which was distinctively more fun, easier in navigation and in handling.

So many people have been using Roku and have never compared about its interface even once, even the elderly old aged people. Roku is a lot more fun when it comes to the interface of course. You might like the interface of Fire TV of you are on a bit of an advanced level of Technology, you may also find it very organized and sleek looking but it is a little unfriendly, The Roku Streaming Stick on the contrary seems to be much more inviting, easy going and just as powerful as the Fire TV. Upon this feature I have declared the Roku Streaming stick the winner of the interface round.

The Remote – Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Winner: This round’s winner is not one but both the streaming sticks which makes it a tie since both of them deliver a powerful and astonishing experience.

We all know just how a bad remote can run the whole performance of a TV Streaming Stick. If it’s bad, you will literally have a hard time controlling the whole system which will frustrate you, make you angry and what not. YouThe remote may not even want to stream a show, a movie or a song ultimately and that’s equally scary. But that’s not the case with both these streaming services which is why they are on this list of the best streaming sticks of 2019.

With the power button which is located on the top, the Roku TV stick is much rounded and classy looking. It has all its navigation controls in the center of the remote. The volume button is located on the side of the remote and the channel specific buttons are on the end or the bottom of the remote. There also lies a microphone inside the remote so whenever you call upon Alexa to get a task done for you, it’s right within your reach and can hear you more clearly. You can easily find the content you like without easily having to look everywhere. Speak and find it before your eyes.

You will also find the overall style of the remote very friendly for everyone to use, especially kids and old aged people, as well as the people who are not so much into technology.

When it comes to the Amazon’s Fire TVs remote, it is also similar in style to the Roku Streaming Stick, beautiful, sleek, easy to use and handy. It is made with modern technology and equally has a microphone inside it. Navigation on this remote is equally simple, it has an OK button in the center which confirms all your tasks and the side buttons help you navigate as usual on the other ends.

Though this remote seems to be less inviting than that of the Roku Streaming Stick. It may totally not be the case because of the secret weapon that this Fire TV streaming Stick by Amazon hides. It is the Amazon’s Alexa. It can not only be summoned by you but can also be active when you are searching for different shows and trying to find something. It can also control your Alexa Enabled Accessories if you are a technology person. It is great to have it control all your home accessories.

The verdictFinal Verdict Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick 2019 Roundup

Well, in the end, the diversity of the Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and its beautifully sleek look and design, as well as its convenience and the smart home features have outweighed the ones on the Roku Streaming Stick. Though some features may seem quite uninviting to the people who are not so much into the world of technology, the Alexa feature on the Fire TV really makes a difference.

If you are someone who is not much concerned about the Alexa Feature, then you can also choose the Roku Streaming Stick. I, however, will choose the Amazon’s Fire TV Stick since it is packed with a world full of innovation and versatility.

It, however, is all dependent on choices, so there is never really a true loser.

Well, this was all about our article on the Two Best TV Streaming Services that are the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku Streaming Stick. We hope that you found the comparison worthy of use to you. Let us know if you would like us to answer any questions you might have. Until next time, off we go.


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