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Amazon finally unveiled Fire TV, its much-anticipated set-top box, at an event in New York City on Wednesday. Priced at $99 and powered by Android, the device will take on rivals like the Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and the Roku 3 — but how does it stack up against these already popular devices?

We’ve put together a handy comparison chart to help you decide which is best for you based on hardware, services, and price.


The Google Chromecast has been a major success in the United States, and it appears to be replicating that in Europe. According to major British retail chain Dixons, the media streaming dongle has been one of its most successful launches to date, with one unit sold every 4.5 seconds on launch day.


Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai has confirmed plans to bring Chromecast to “many more countries” over the coming weeks. The popular $35 dongle has officially been available only in the U.S. since it was launched last July, but Google has always said that the device would eventually be available internationally.


Netflix is currently rolling out a staged update for its official application on the Google Play Store, which does not bring much by way of new functionality, but does bring its users the ability to sign into different user profiles — a feature that has been largely requested for a while now.


Google has begun to make Chromcast-compatible apps easier to find on Google Play by giving them their very own section. It’s a little bare at the moment, but it does include titles like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Pandora, and of course, YouTube.

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