ATV vs Kindle Fire TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by profmatt, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Although I'm wildly brand loyal to Apple, earlier this year I sold my Apple TV and bought a Kindle Fire TV. I think it's excellent and far better than the (now) old Apple TV.

    Having read the reports on yesterday's announcements, I'm struggling to find a reason to go back to Apple for TV.

    Am I missing something or is the new Apple TV really not that interesting or impressive. What does it do that the Kindle Fire TV doesn't?
     
  2. GWLBE macrumors newbie

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    Fire TV = XBMC, New ATV = Itunes bloat required, no thanks.
     
  3. chris566 macrumors regular

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    The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick both blow ATV 2/3 out of the water. But I'm eager to see how the new ATV compares. A few months back I sold my three ATV 3's and bought 3 Fire Sticks. I can AirPlay video and audio from iOS devices to the Fire Stick with the latest Kodi/XBMC.
     
  4. mintakax macrumors regular

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    I watch a lot of free Amazon Prime movies (on Roku or Fire TV). Will I be able to do this on the ATV4 ?
     
  5. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah until amazon one day decides no more side loading apps for "SECURITY REASONS" then there goes Kodi
     
  6. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I have ROKU 3, and Amazon Fire,as a Prime Subscriber rent frequently, and enjoy free thousands of movies, what's not to like,ATV4, uh no
     
  7. chris566 macrumors regular

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    Unless Amazon writes their own OS, this probably would never happen. Fire devices are Android devices. I don't think Android would ever take away the ability to sideload.
     

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