Nexus Player vs Fire TV

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hbeduryan, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. hbeduryan macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
    time for me to get a new streamer. looking at fire tv or nexus player. both have advantages but fire tv has an extra gig of ram and ethernet, while the neus player has a slightly higher cpu. i heard netflix got updated and soon will be bundled with voice search for amazon. which should i buy and why? and other boxes comin out or any refreshes for roku or atv that can compete?
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Of those two, I'd personally choose the Nexus player for the casting capabilities as found in the Chromecast. Otherwise, they seem to offer generally the same functionality and features.
  3. mclld macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I have a fire tv and it is great, it is a killer Xbmc box. Another to consider is the fire tv stick that is coming out later this month. It is basically a fire tv in the form of a chromecast but has 1 gig of ram compared to the fire tv's 2. It is only 39 bucks
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I went this route b.c it is $19.99 if you have prime. Between the fire TV and nexus player I would pick the nexus. The voice search is sure to be better. I also would think mirroring would work if you have a android phone.
  5. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
    Of those two, I'd go Nexus player. Same reasons as already mentioned, plus I expect Android TV to grow more as a platform and ecosystem over time.

    However, the lack of an ethernet port is an annoyance. So I'm personally waiting for alternative Android TV boxes to be released.
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    The Nexus Player for me and tons of vids are up today.
  7. hbeduryan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
    nexus player or fire tv? I am in no eco system i have a variety of devices from apple google ect... im a nexus guy. any othe rpopular devices coming out? personally wanting the fire tv just for a whole gig of ram extra
  8. J232022 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2014
    In my opinion roku makes the best streaming devices out of them all , they are basically the original company of these kind of products . I doubt these streaming devices are going to be around in a year or two . Most tvs sold today even the lower end tvs are becoming smart tvs . Also gaming consoles and a lot of blue ray players have smart capabilities . I just do not see the point of these devices unless you do not have any smart device .

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