The Amazon Fire TV Stick boasts four times the storage and twice the memory of competitor Chromecast, according to Amazon. And the Fire TV Stick is on fire at Amazon, the number one seller in its Electronics category with more than 60,000 customer reviews. 60,000!
The Fire Stick’s synergy with Amazon Prime Instant Video is a big selling point. The voice remote gets good reviews: as it says “simply say what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds.” Games, too, of course. Chromecast is regularly priced at just $35, but Amazon has dropped its $39 price by 13% to just $34, eliminating the price advantage of Chromecast. Makes reviews like “best streamer for your dollar” even more relevant.
[But wait! The Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player just dropped its price to $29 — on Amazon!]