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What do you need to know about Fire Stick and Roku? Which one to Choose?

Are you confused between Roku and Firestick? Do you want to buy the best streaming player but don’t know whether to choose Roku or Firestick? Then do not worry as we have a complete guide to help you make the best choice for yourself.

 Without any doubt, the Firestick and the Roku are the two most popular streaming devices available out there. However, for a person who does not have much information and knowledge, it can be quite difficult to choose between the two.

Although the Firestick and the Roku are quite similar, however, there are quite notable differences that you need to know. In this blog, we have covered everything you need to know about the Firestick and the Roku so you can choose the best option for yourself.

What is the Difference between the Firestick and the Roku?

Voice Control Feature

 The first and the most prominent difference between these two famous streaming devices is the remote control. Each device comes with its respective remote controls.

 While the Firestick comes with the Alexa voice control feature. The Roku device, on the other hand, does not come with any voice search option. So, the voice control Alexa feature allows you to control the Fire Tv or the Fire Stick directly from the mobile without having to use the remote. Besides you can also use the remote and use the voice control button available on the remote.

 It is an important point to note as you do not have to worry about losing or breaking the remote as you already have a backup.

The Remote Control App

 In the case of Firestick, you can use the remote app on your mobile phone and type and search for things. The app also offers a voice control feature to make everything easy for you. All you need to do is speak and the Firestick will search it all for you.

While on the other hand the Roku also allows you to use the voice control feature but it is only available on the app.  On the other hand, the Firestick also has the voice control feature built in the remote.

Fire Stick and the Roku for installing Apps

 Firestick offers some of the most amazing services and so does Roku.  However, Firestick allows you to install third-party apps like Kodi, The Show Box and others making it a better streaming device.  If you want to install Kodi on your Firestick then you can seek help from the technical support team and get step by step assistance.

However, Roku does have amazing content that includes more than 2000 applications making it a stunning choice. Moreover, some apps that are paid on Firestick are available for free on the Roku making it a great option.

Which is more affordable?

Talking about the price the Fire TV is surely a cheaper option as it is available for 34.99 dollars while the Roku is available for $39 which is pricier than the Fire Tv but less pricey than the Firestick.


 So, whether you choose Roku or the Firestick it is for sure that you are going to have an amazing streaming experience.  While the Amazon Firestick has more features and compatibility the Roku stick does offer more content to watch.

 But if we have to pick one the Amazon Firestick is a winner here because it offers third-part app installation like Kodi along with various add ons which makes it more diverse in terms of choice. However, it still depends on op what you prefer as biot are amazing streaming devices in their way.