Find your best streaming player for you.

Price
$35
$99.99
$99.99
CNET Rating
7.3
8.4
8.2
8.6
7.8

Most popular entertainment

Number of entertainment channels
26
2,000+
42
2,000+
500
Number of games
N/A
40+
N/A
80+
300+1
Netflix
Hulu Plus
Amazon Instant Video including Prime
Vudu
HBO GO
YouTube
Crackle
PBS
Time Warner Cable for existing cable subscribers
Dishworld
News channels
1
80+
7
80+
8
Music channels
5
100+
4
100+
12
Sports channels
5
70+
9
70+
9
Children's channels
1
60+
4
60+
6

(1) Some games may require purchase of separate game controller

Features

Ability to search for entertainment across multiple channels
2
Search results that highlight the lowest prices for movies and tv shows across channels
Voice search
2
Cast personal media from smartphone or tablet to your TV
3
Cast to TV direct from the Netflix and YouTube apps
Play content stored on your PC or local media server (DLNA)

via select Apple devices only

Motion-controlled gaming capable
Screen mirroring

via Chrome browser extension

via Select Apple devices only

via Kindle Fire HDX only

(3) Compatible only with supported Apple iOS devices

(2) Works only with Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus

Hardware Specs

Control

App only

Remote or app

Remote or app

Remote or app

Remote or app

Memory

512MB

512MB

512MB

512MB

2GB

Wireless

Single-band

Dual-band

Dual-band

Dual-band

Dual-band

Plays up to 1080p HD video
Ethernet port
USB 2.0 port
microSD Card Slot
Optical audio out
Remote with no line of sight required
Remote with headphone jack
Instant replay button on remote

* Statistics referenced were derived from google.com/chromecast, apple.com/appletv, and amazon.com/firetv on August 21, 2014.
** HDMI® Version