Firesticks have a browser... lol.I have several Roku TVs and a Roku stick they are the best smart TV interface I have ever had. Of course they are the only smart TV I have ever had. They do every thing I need and 10 times more except provide an actual web browser.
No that was the launch price of the 2019 version. Perhaps the earlier ones were more expensive? I picked some of my Shields up over the holidays while they were on sale at $20 off which is the best I've seen it get.
There are new AndroidTV boxes coming out with hardware support for AV1 that people should consider as well, like this one:
MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Edition Android TV Box comes with the latest Amlogic S905X4 which support free AV1 video codecto transmit high-quality video efficiently using less data. It runs ture ATV 10 OS different other Android box that runs AOSP. It has Wifi 6 , Bluetooth 5.0, and Gigabit Lan.www.mecoolonline.com
I wasn't endorsing any product. I was pointing out that AV1 support is starting to show up, and used that one as an example.
Q: Can it play 4K Netflix?A:By now, MECOOL TV boxes don’t support 4K from Netflix, but support on other apps, for example, YouTube 4K. The mobile version of Netflix can be installed via U disk, but the resolution is only SD
Also says nothing about what audipo formats it supports.
I saw one on Amazon for over $300 but it came with a game controllerNo that was the launch price of the 2019 version. Perhaps the earlier ones were more expensive? I picked some of my Shields up over the holidays while they were on sale at $20 off which is the best I've seen it get.
That's exactly the reason I have the Fire TV Cube. It has replaced my Popcorn Hour (also known as Cloud Media) Media Player to play media from my NAS storage. It is actually better at playing 4K media without stutter than the 4K VTEN Media Player from Popcorn Hour. I have the Fire TV Stick too, but the Cube is more powerful and better at playing LAN media. To play the media I use VLC player app on the Fire TV Cube, which can easily access and play the media over LAN.Split decsion here. I much prefer the Ruko interface. But it can't play media on my local LAN because it's almost all mpeg2/DTS. My FireTV Sticks can.
This is the 2017 version:I saw one on Amazon for over $300 but it came with a game controller
OK, awesome info, so the $199.00 version is the one I'd want
I bought my first Roku LT in 2013. I think I bought my first Firestick in 2018. I find I use the Firestick more these days. Some apps are only on the Firestick including Dish Anywhere. I still have Dish and Dish Anywhere has dozens of free apps connected with Dish. Both have good points. That is why I each one.Gotta go with Roku. The firestick along with all the any of the "fire" products have much too much advertising and other distractions on the screen. That said, I keep a firestick, power supply and remote in my bug out bag. There are times where it comes in handy while stuck in a hotel somewhere. Did I mention that my firestick was FREE?