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Chromecast with Google TV (4K) vs Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023)

If you’re looking for a streaming stick, both Chromecast with Google TV and Firestick 4K Max (2023) are very good options in the market. Both the streaming sticks supports 4K streaming, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR 10+.

chromecast with google tv (4k) vs fire tv stick 4k max (2023)

Design

Chromecast has an oval design along with a compact remote control. Chromecast comes in three color options, i.e. Sky, a pinkish Sunrise hue, and Snow. Whereas the Firestick 4K Max has a rectangle-type design, on one side there is an HDMI connector. The firestick also has a remote control, but its bigger than Chrome. Moreover, the Firestick 4K Max comes only in black color option. Clearly Chromecast has a better design and color options.

Performance

Chromecast with Google TV was launched back in 2020, so it has a little older processor, i.e., a 1.9GHz Amlogic S905D3 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Still, it works flawlessly. Talking about the Firestick 4K Max (2023), it is powered by a 2GHz Mediatek MT8696T, 2GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage.

Software

Chromecast runs on a Google TV interface based on Android 12. It shows the recommendations on the home page according to your use. You can also use Chromecast to control your smart home devices and Google Assistant.

Fire TV Stick 4K runs on Fire OS, which is based on Android 11. It has a huge homepage with recommendations, but Fire OS will show more content from the prime video.

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Specs Comparison: Chromecast with Google TV 4K vs. Firestick 4K Max (2023)

Feature Chromecast with Google TV Fire TV Stick 4K Max
Ecosystem Google Amazon
Resolution Up to 4K HDR 10+, 60 FPS Up to 4K HDR 10+, 60 FPS
Voice Control Google Assistant Alexa
Remote Control Yes Yes
Operating System Google TV interface (Android 12) Fire OS 8 (Android 11)
App Store Google Play Store Amazon Appstore
Content Discovery Google TV recommendations Amazon interface
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Audio and Video Codecs Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HLG, HDR 10+
Dimensions and Weight 162 mm x 61 mm x 12.5 mm, 56.7 g 108 mm x 30 mm x 14mm
Price $49 $60
Additional Features Screen mirroring, casting Screen mirroring, Hands-free Alexa control

Price

Chromecast with Google TV 4K is priced at $49 and Google usually provides promotional offers, after which you will get the Chromecast for just $40. Whereas the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is priced at $60 and after the company’s offers, you can get it for just $40.

Buy now Chromecast with Google TV 4K | Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023)

At last, we suggest that your purchase be based on which eco system you are more comfortable with. Both companies have many smart-home devices, so purchasing the same company’s streaming stick will be good for you.

Sukhraj Singh
Sukhraj Singh
I Live in Chandigarh, India. Having a Great interest in gadgets and writes on my blog about updates on gadgets. Now I'm working with GoAndroid and The Gadget Square. I also love to listening Music.

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