Apple TV HD vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

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March 2, 2020

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K vs Apple TV HD: Side-by-Side Comparison

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Apple TV HD vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Side-by-Side Comparison
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Apple TV HD
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
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4.6
Overall Score
Overall Score
4.7
Overall Score
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Pricing
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4.0 stars – 1 review
Ease-of-set-up
5.0 stars – 2 reviews
4.5 stars – 2 reviews
4k Content Availability
5.0 stars – 2 reviews
4.0 stars – 2 reviews
Online Content Availability
3.5 stars – 2 reviews
5.0 stars – 2 reviews
Memory Capacity
3.5 stars – 2 reviews
4.7 stars – 3 reviews
Content Availability
5.0 stars – 2 reviews
4.0 stars – 2 reviews
Home Screen Customization
5.0 stars – 2 reviews
2.0 stars – 1 review
Virtual Assistant Support
3.0 stars – 2 reviews
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Apple TV HD vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Comparison Details

Best Ease-of-set-up – Winner: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
4.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple TV HD's website, Apple TV HD performs very well in terms of ease-of-set-up relative to other media streaming device stores.

One reviewer on pcmag.com said Apple TV HD performs well on ease-of-set-up relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

To set up Apple TV as the hub is easy. If you use the same iCloud account for your Apple TV and the iOS device you use with HomeKit, then Apple TV will become a HomeKit hub automatically. If this doesn’t happen, go to Apple TV and navigate to to Settings > Accounts > iCloud, look for HomeKit and make sure it is connected.

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Last reviewed October 17, 2019. Read all 2 ease-of-installation reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's website, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K performs very well in terms of ease-of-set-up relative to other media streaming device stores.

The review site techradar.com gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for ease-of-set-up in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K was absolutely seamless, thanks to the simple user interface and responsive remote control. During setup, the Fire TV Stick needs to be plugged into the mains as well as the HDMI port on your TV - all the cables and adaptors you’ll need come in the box. Once you’ve plugged the Fire TV Stick into your TV, you're then prompted to set up the remote – you’ll be walked through the entire process by your TV so you don’t need to worry about leafing through manuals.

The review site expertreviews.co.uk gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for ease-of-set-up in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K borrows most of its design cues from its predecessor. It’s a rather plain, boxy black stick. As before, you can plug it directly into your TV’s HDMI port, but if doing so obstructs other HDMI ports or leaves the stick protruding too far from the back of your TV (it's 110mm long), you can also use the included HDMI extender to let it hang freely. The remote also looks more or less identical to that included with the second-generation streaming stick, except that there are new volume, mute and power buttons for controlling your TV. Setting up these functions only takes a matter of seconds the first time you use the Fire TV Stick 4K and it’s a real boon being able to control everything from the one remote.

Learn more at the company's website.

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Last reviewed October 18, 2019. Read all 3 ease-of-installation reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best 4k Content Availability – Winner: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
5.0 stars

Yes, Apple TV HD does offer 4K content. You can find additional information about Apple TV HD's 4k content availability on their customer service page here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Apple TV HD has posted additional information on their 4k content availability.

Last reviewed December 5, 2019. Read all 2 4K content reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's website, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K performs very well in terms of display quality relative to other media streaming device stores.

The review site techradar.com gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for display quality in a review posted on its website. From this review:

The inclusion of 4K support makes the new Fire TV Stick a brilliant option for all your streaming needs – although a lack of equity across different platforms means that Amazon hasn’t quite achieved perfection yet.

The review site expertreviews.co.uk gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for display quality in a review posted on its website. From this review:

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is the company’s latest TV streamer and it improves on its non-4K predecessor in a number of ways. As well as supporting Ultra HD (UHD) streams, it’s 80% more powerful and supports HDR, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, along with Dolby Atmos surround sound.

The review site techadvisor.co.uk gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for display quality in a review posted on its website. From this review:

Put simply, the Fire TV Stick 4K is a bargain. For very little money you can stream 4K HDR content to your TV no matter which standard it supports. Alexa and the new remote are the icing on the cake.

Learn more at the company's website.

You can also check out the top 10 streaming device stores for display quality, or the overall best-performing media streaming device stores on our main review grid.

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Last reviewed October 13, 2019. Read all 2 4K content reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best Online Content Availability – Winner: Apple TV HD
4.0 stars

Based on our research, it appears that Apple TV HD may not offer online content services at the current time. You may be able to find additional information about Apple TV HD's online content availability on their customer service page or FAQ here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Apple TV HD has posted any updated information about their online content availability.

Last reviewed October 8, 2019. Read all 2 online content services reviews.

4.0 stars

Based on our research, it appears that Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may not offer online content services at the current time. You may be able to find additional information about Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's online content availability on their customer service page or FAQ here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has posted any updated information about their online content availability.

Last reviewed July 3, 2019. Read all 2 online content services reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best Memory Capacity – Winner: Apple TV HD
5.0 stars

Yes, Apple TV HD does offer internal storage capacity. You can find additional information about Apple TV HD's memory capacity on their customer service page here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Apple TV HD has posted additional information on their memory capacity.

Last reviewed July 4, 2019. Read all 2 internal storage capacity reviews.

4.0 stars

Based on our research, it appears that Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may not offer internal storage capacity at the current time. You may be able to find additional information about Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's memory capacity on their customer service page or FAQ here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has posted any updated information about their memory capacity.

Last reviewed July 3, 2019. Read all 2 internal storage capacity reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best Content Availability – Winner: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple TV HD's website, Apple TV HD performs very well in terms of content availability relative to other media streaming device stores.

The review site amazon.com gives Apple TV HD excellent ratings for content availability in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

I had the Apple 2 TV, moved to Fire TV for two years, now I’m back to Apple with the 4K. Very happy with Apple. The Fire TV’s screen layout and controller drove me nuts. I love the layout of the Apple unit. Have not switched back to Fire even though I can.

The review site amazon.com gives Apple TV HD excellent ratings for content availability in a review posted on its website. From this review:

I've tested the Fire Box, Roku Box (the new one), and the Apple TV and the Apple TV box works far better than the rest. No buffering; no waiting. It interacts with Amazon Prime and Netflix without a problem.

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Last reviewed January 22, 2020. Read all 4 content reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's website, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K performs very well in terms of content availability relative to other media streaming device stores.

The review site techradar.com gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for content availability in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Like the previous version of the Fire TV Stick, the latest model still feature voice assistance courtesy of Amazon Alexa, and you’ll still be able to find a wealth of content through a variety of different apps, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Who needs a smart TV, eh?

Learn more at the company's website.

You can also check out the top 10 media streaming device stores for content availability, or the overall best-performing media streaming device stores on our main review grid.

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Last reviewed December 3, 2019. Read all 3 content reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best Home Screen Customization – Winner: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
4.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple TV HD's website, Apple TV HD performs very well in terms of home screen customization relative to other media streaming device stores.

Based on information published by Apple TV HD, they have excellent support for home screen customization on a page posted on their website. Specifically, their website provides the following information:

You can change the order of apps on the Home screen and place your favorite apps in the top row. When you highlight an app in the top row, you get shortcuts that can take you to content without opening the app first.

One reviewer on wccftech.com said Apple TV HD performs well on home screen customization relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

This includes things like rearranging app icons, adding folders, or even change the theme from light to dark or vice versa. What you can't do is change the wallpaper, which is sad given how great that would have been.

One reviewer on 9to5mac.com said Apple TV HD performs well on home screen customization relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K bring a collection of multimedia experiences to your television, from video apps to photos to games, but there are a few settings you might want to change in order to get the most out of your new set-top box.

Learn more at the company's website.

You can also check out the top 10 media streaming device stores for home screen customization, or the overall best-performing streaming device brands on our main review grid.

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Last reviewed January 26, 2020. Read all 3 home screen customization reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's website, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K performs very well in terms of home screen customization relative to other media streaming device brands.

The review site techhive.com gives Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K excellent ratings for home screen customization in a review posted on its website. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

Amazon takes pretty much the opposite approach from Roku, eschewing a simple app launcher and instead splaying out row after row of content recommendations. While there is a customizable row of apps near the top of the menu, only five apps fit on screen at once, so getting to all your apps requires either a lot of scrolling or a long-press on the home button, which brings up another menu that lets you see all your apps together.

Learn more at the company's website.

You can also check out the top 10 streaming media player brands for home screen customization, or the overall best-performing media streaming device brands on our main review grid.

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Last reviewed March 2, 2020. Read all 3 home screen customization reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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$14.84  
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Best Virtual Assistant Support – Winner: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
2.0 stars

Unfortunately, Apple TV HD does not offer voice assistant support. You can also visit Apple TV HD's virtual assistant support customer FAQ page to see if they've provided any additional information on this topic. We also recommend checking their homepage to see if they've posted any more updated information on their virtual assistant support.

Last reviewed July 4, 2019. Read 1 voice assistant support review.

3.0 stars

Based on our research, it appears that Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may not offer voice assistant support at the current time. You may be able to find additional information about Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K's virtual assistant support on their customer service page or FAQ here. You can also visit their homepage to see if Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has posted any updated information about their virtual assistant support.

Last reviewed July 3, 2019. Read all 2 voice assistant support reviews.

Apple TV HD
$166.13  
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
$14.84  
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