1. TizenGears's Avatar
    Amazon just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick to compete with Google Chrome cast, so far I will stick with my Chrome Cast happy with it!
    What do you think of the Amazon Fire TV Stick?

    I have no problem with Chrome Cast so far so why switch?

    Amazon Fire TV Stick by Amazon
    10-27-2014 06:59 PM
  2. jmarkey77's Avatar
    My chromecasts have always worked flawlessly. I'd like to hear from people who own both and their thoughts on pros/cons of each.
    10-27-2014 08:45 PM
  3. vfp5's Avatar
    I grabbed one at $19. Nothing wrong with my chromecast... Just don't like using my phone as a remote. I tend to fall asleep to Netflix.. Would rather be fumbling around for a remote than my phone in the wee hours! Lol
    11-03-2014 07:58 AM
  4. dan smartt's Avatar
    Both are good, if your a prime member though it is nice to have easy access to prime video & prime audio on your TV without using your phone

    Also being WiFi ac compliant is a plus

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    11-24-2014 12:47 AM
  5. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I have both. I got the stick for $19. I do like having a remote, but honestly, the Chromecast worked better straight out of the box. I like having Netflix and Hulu as part of the app, and I use Amazon's cloud to back up photos, so that's nice, too.

    However, when I tried to watch my first Prime movie, it paused every couple of minutes. I started the same movie from the computer and casted it via the Chromecast with no pausing. Called Amazon, and after a router reboot, it appeared to be working without pause. I guess time will tell.

    I'll use both my Chromecast and the Fire stick.
    11-24-2014 11:48 AM
  6. Emperor's Avatar
    I have both. I got the stick for $19. I do like having a remote, but honestly, the Chromecast worked better straight out of the box. I like having Netflix and Hulu as part of the app, and I use Amazon's cloud to back up photos, so that's nice, too.

    However, when I tried to watch my first Prime movie, it paused every couple of minutes. I started the same movie from the computer and casted it via the Chromecast with no pausing. Called Amazon, and after a router reboot, it appeared to be working without pause. I guess time will tell.

    I'll use both my Chromecast and the Fire stick.
    Does the Amazon Stick let you stream in 1080P?

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    11-29-2014 07:42 AM
  7. Bigballer's Avatar
    well chromecast's selection just keeps getting better and better

    only thing firestick has on chromecast is well.... amazon streaming
    11-29-2014 01:31 PM
  8. galatians51's Avatar
    well chromecast's selection just keeps getting better and better

    only thing firestick has on chromecast is well.... amazon streaming
    Amazon streaming makes it worth it to keep both, more selection is always good. I find myself checking to see if a movie is free on Netflix or Amazon Prime, if not I can compare prices from Amazon or Play...

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    11-29-2014 10:05 PM
  9. Bigballer's Avatar
    Amazon streaming makes it worth it to keep both, more selection is always good. I find myself checking to see if a movie is free on Netflix or Amazon Prime, if not I can compare prices from Amazon or Play...

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    sadly, I'm deciding between a XBone or a ps4 and neither of them support amazing streaming.

    it's almost as if amazon doesn't want people to even use it.
    11-30-2014 11:51 AM
  10. dan smartt's Avatar
    After a week with the fire stick, for me at least, my chromecast is not getting used - fire stick new apps everyday its a great product like a Chromecast on steroids - no phone needed! has all the functions of the Chromecast plus many more with a phone or without

    Going to be gifting my chromecast

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-01-2014 07:51 PM
  11. Shilohcane's Avatar
    well chromecast's selection just keeps getting better and better

    only thing firestick has on chromecast is well.... amazon streaming
    I only have a Chromecast and would have got Amazon Prime with the three orders I made this week but since Amazon won't support Chromecast I'm not got to buy Amazon Prime in protest. Fact is I have been getting a lot more stuff from Ebay since Amazon refuses to support Chromecast. Amazon's loss.
    12-04-2014 11:15 AM
  12. Bigballer's Avatar
    I only have a Chromecast and would have got Amazon Prime with the three orders I made this week but since Amazon won't support Chromecast I'm not got to buy Amazon Prime in protest. Fact is I have been getting a lot more stuff from Ebay since Amazon refuses to support Chromecast. Amazon's loss.
    TBH, i have never bought an "amazon branded" product. Their entire ecosystem is too "crippled" Reminiscent of Apple.

    Plus some of their branded stuff is more expensive than the nonbranded stuff: usb cables and hdmi cables
    12-04-2014 05:18 PM
  13. dkjames71's Avatar
    I like the fire stick due the fact you can download apps to it. No phone needed. In my opinion amazon fire stick is better.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-07-2014 12:17 PM

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