I did not want to write a review because there are heaps already - the Fire TV stick has been available for a long time, everyone has had their say. I just want to point out, after owning a ChromeCast as well, that there are some pros it has over the ChromeCast.
PROS 1. No extra device required. - The Chromecast requires another device, whether a Google Home, tablet or a phone, to 'cast' onto the ChromeCast. Without this 3rd device, you are dead in the water. - The Fire TV Stick can be controlled with its own remote, or your TV remote. I love that I can turn the TV on, and with the same remote, choose netflix or prime video, and navigate through what shows I want. - Similar to Google Home + ChromeCAst, you can use a chosen Echo device to control the FireTV through voice.
2. Native Prime Video - Of course Amazon will give you Prime Video on Fire TV! - You will have to use workarounds to stream primevideo to your ChromeCast, like playing through browser or mirroring your device screen
CONs: 1. No AU Freeview Content. - Biggest bummer for AU market is no way to get Freeview content on Prime Video (If you know a way, show me how!!)
I'm just an average user, and was only looking for a solution to smarten up my 'dumb' 1080p TV.
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