TV Tech: Apple TV vs Fire TV

S. Rameshbabu and P. Kale

When you’re bored, you quickly pick up the TV remote and start watching tv in a world where TV is one of the primary sources of entertainment. So there is a competition between TV media players to see who is better and more reliable. The two brands that are most popular today are Apple TV and Fire TV. After years of innovation and modeling, The Apple TV 5 was released on September 10, 2017. The first generation, however, was released back in 2008-2009. The Fire TV was first released on April 2, 2014; then, the upgraded version was published in the later years. The developer of Fire tv is Amazon. After the second generation was released in 2015, the Fire tv stick was introduced where you don’t have to buy a big setup box for the Fire tv; you need a big flash drive to set up the Fire tv. When there is so much advantage for Fire tv, there are also disadvantages. To enjoy the fire tv to the extreme, you need to have amazon membership, so you get access to everything. 

Apple TV

Price- $169 depending on the type (HD or 4K)

Size of box– 3.9inx3.9in with a remote that has 6 buttons with different functions


  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • IR transmitter
  • Accelerometer and three-axis gyro
  • Lightning connector for charging
  • Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)
  • Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter (sold separately)


A8 chip with 64-bit architecture


HDMI, Ethernet, USB-C and more

Fire TV Stick

Price-  $50 for 4k, $40 for regular

Form Factor- Stick ( big flash drive)


  • Bluetooth 5.0 supported profiles
  • 1.5 GB DDR4
  • PlayReady 3.0
  • Widevine L1/L3
  • HDCP 2.2
  • Alexa control
  • Quad-Core 1.7 GHz




Ethernet, HDMI, USB port and more

We think you should buy Fire TV because of the price that it is sold is good. For the price, the quality the fire stick provides for the consumer is the next level. It also has Alexa control, which offers more comfort for people. Not just that, some of the features of Fire TV is good. So do not hesitate to buy Fire TV. Even though the Apple TV is from Apple, it does not necessarily mean it is always going to be the most superior option. The Fire TV seems to have almost the same features and we are only spending an extra $100 just so we can use a simple feature that the Fire TV does not have.