Roku vs Fire Stick

Now that we have decided to make a comparison (Roku vs Fire Stick), it would be very unfair if we compared the Roku ultra with the Amazon Fire stick. To make the field even, we have decided to look only into the features of the Roku streaming stick and the Amazon Fire stick. They are both dongles which are light weight and easily portable.

The First thing to take into consideration are the technical specifications of both these devices. To begin with, let’s have a look into the technical specifications of the Roku streaming stick.

  • Output: HDMI
  • Processor: 600 MHz Broadcom BCM2835
  • Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions: 78 x 28 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 18g
  • Power: micro USB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 256MB
  • Connectivity: 802.11 dual-band (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support

Here are the technical specifications of the Fire stick,

  • Output: HDMI
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Broadcom Capri 28155, dual-core 2xARM A9
  • Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions: 84.9 x 25 x 11.5 mm
  • Weight: 25.1g
  • Power: USB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB flash
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with “captive portal Wi-Fi” access

Looking at these numbers comparing Roku vs Fire stick, there are several inferences that we can make.

In spite of being strong technically, the fire stick has low popularity rates. When we dig deeper and find the reason, we find that you need to buy yourself a very expensive Amazon Prime membership. And even after buying this membership, you find that you have to pay separately for each show or movie on an on-demand basis.

However, that’s definitely not the case with Roku with more than 4000 channels to choose from, you get to watch a wider array of genres like music, fitness, cooking, spiritual, travel, movies, shows, international, sports, news, social media connections and so much more. This is definitely not possible with a fire stick. So in the final Roku vs Fire stick comparison, our verdict would be in favor of the Roku streaming stick. If you need any help regarding Roku.com/link or channel activation call our toll-free number at +1 855 739 5780 or visit us at my-roku-com.com

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