Fire TV Comparison: Cube, Stick, Stick 4K

If you enjoy watching streaming programs on your TV, having Amazon Fire TV products is a great option. They are available in 3 variations namely Amazon Fire TV Cube, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and Amazon Fire TV Stick. Regardless of your choice, Amazon Fire TV products will allow you to access over a thousand apps, customized recommendations on Amazon videos, Alexa commands as well as a voice-friendly remote control.

To help make an informed choice, here is a comparison between the different Amazon fire TV products:

Size & Design

Amazon fire TV Stick:  this is the tiniest of the three which has the look of a little black rectangle that measures 3.3* 1 inches.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: this has the same design as the Amazon Fire TV Stick but bigger in size at 4 * 1.2 inches.

Amazon Fire TV Cube:  this is the most unique of the three as it has the shape of a square box measuring 3.4 inches. 

Power Supply

To be able to use any of the three Amazon Fire TV products, you need to keep them constantly connected to a power outlet on the wall. Your TV power supply cannot provide enough power to control any of these products including the smallest of them.

Space Availability

To make a choice from these Amazon Fire TV products, you need to consider space available where your TV is located. If you have ample space, you can consider the Amazon Fire TV Cube but if the space is limited, you’ll choose between Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Etharnet Connection

It is only the Amazon Fire TV Cube that supports Ethernet Connection outside the box. For the Amazon Fire TV Stick or the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, you’ll need to purchase an Ethernet adapter.

4K & HDR

 Amazon Fire TV Cube and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K support 4K resolution & HDR protocol whereas Amazon Fire TV does not have this option. If your TV usually maxes out at 1080p, you can use the Amazon Fire TV Stick but if this is not the case, you have to consider the other options.

When it comes to HDR 10 protocol, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Fire TV Cube are your best choice as you’ll get a richer color with either of them. However, if you need one that supports Dolby Vision protocol in addition to HDR 10, you’ll have to settle for Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Amazon Fire TV Cube only supports HDR 10 protocol.

Remote Control

To access an elaborate remote control, you need to pay an additional cost for it. For the Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can only use voice remote control.

For Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Amazon Fire TV Cube, you can use the innovative Amazon’s Alexa remote.  This has additional buttons that will allow switching power off or on, raising or lowering the volume, and mute your TV. The remote has the ability to control your entire TV set in addition to the Amazon Fire TV player.

Alexa Integration

All three Amazon Fire TV products have complete Alexa integration. You can use them to know the weather, control the shopping list, checking sports scores, check traffic conditions, or even creating an impromptu playlist. Since they all have voice remotes, you can use Alexa immediately you set them up.

If you want better control, however, you’ll have to settle for Amazon Fire TV Cube as it has a fully-fledged Alexa speaker. With this, you’ll be able to control your TV without the need to press any buttons on your remote.

Amazon Fire TV cube will also allow you to control your lighting, thermostats or any other loT device outside the box.  To use Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Amazon Fire TV in this manner, you’ll need to have them connected to Amazon Echo speakers.

Cost and Value

Amazon Fire TV Stick is the most affordable of the three at $40, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K costs $50, and Amazon Fire TV Cube cost $120. 

To get the best of Amazon Fire TV products, you can settle for Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K which will give you better control. You can settle for Amazon Fire TV Cube if you are in need of speaker functionality. Considering the 3 Amazon Fire TV products, however, buying the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K will give you the best deal. You’ll not spend much and it has an amazing functionality as well.