Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K vs Fire TV Cube: Which Device is Right for You?





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There’s no one streaming service that works for every cord cutter, and the same is true for streaming devices.

In this post, we’re comparing the Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire Cube to help you decide which of Amazon’s streaming services will work best for you.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Currently $49.99 on Amazon Prime

Like the Roku Streaming Stick+ in our last device comparison post, the Fire TV Stick 4K is portable and made to travel. Unplug it from your home TV and pack it up to use at your hotel or Air BnB while traveling.

While the streaming stick is small in size, it’s got all of the power and features to enjoy your content streaming experience at home or on the go. The Fire TV Streaming Stick 4K is optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming. With the addition of the Alexa remote, you can use voice commands to control your TV and streaming services with the press of a button.

Here are some of the feature you’ll find with the Fire TV Stick 4K:

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD with support for HDR, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+
  • TV and device control with the Alexa remote
  • Compatible with Bluetooth headphones
  • 8GB of storage
  • Can connect to ethernet with an Amazon Ethernet Adapter

Great for: those who want to travel with their device, secondary TVs

Fire TV Cube

Currently $119.99 on Amazon Prime

For those who are looking for a device that will be the powerhouse of their cord cutting setup, the Fire TV Cube is a great option.

Alexa is integrated into the Fire TV Cube, so you can use your streaming device to do everything from dimming the lights to queing up your Netflix list for a movie night at home. Far-field voice recognition and eight microphones mean that you can use voice commands from anywhere in the room, in any direction.

The Fire TV Cube also has built-in speakers that let you check the weather, tune into the news, and control other smart devices throughout your home, even when your TV is off.

This is what you’ll get with the Fire TV Cube:

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD with support for HDR, HDR 10
  • TV and device control with the Alexa remote
  • Compatible with Bluetooth headphones
  • 16GB of storage
  • Ethernet support

Great for: anchoring a home entertainment system, those with smart devices throughout the home, primary TVs

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