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Compare Streaming Media Players

See why the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV box beats Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku.

 
 

NVIDIA SHIELD

Apple TV (2015)

Fire TV (2015)

Roku 4

Roku 3

Specs
 
 
 
 
 
Performance1
34x Faster
13x
8x
3x
1x
CPU
Quad-core, 64-bit
Dual-core, 64-bit
Quad-core, 64-bit
Quad-core, 32-bit
Dual-core, 32-bit
Memory
3 GB
2 GB
2 GB
1.5 GB
512 MB
User Storage2
16 GB / 500 GB
32 GB / 64 GB
8 GB
Not advertised
Not advertised
Ethernet Performance3
10x (Gigabit Ethernet)
1x
1x
1x
1x
Wi-Fi Performance3
3x (802.11ac)
3x (802.11ac)
3x (802.11ac)
3x (802.11ac)
1x (802.11n)
HDMI
HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2
HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 1.4
MicroSD Card Slot
USB 3.0 Ports for
expansion/accessories
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 USB 2.0
Game Controller (included)
HDMI Cable (included)
Features
 
 
 
 
 
Resolution
4K 60 Ultra HD + HDR & 1080p
1080p
4K 30 Ultra HD & 1080p
4K 60 Ultra HD & 1080p
1080p
HDR
Voice Search
Voice Commands
Cross-App Search
Cast to your TV
(Chromecast built-in)
(AirPlay)
Mobile Compatibility
Android & iOS
iOS
Android
Android & iOS
Android & iOS
Private Listening4
Console-Class Games5
Stream Games from PC
Cloud Gaming
1080p
720p
Apps
 
 
 
 
 
Netflix
4K Ultra HD + HDR & 1080p
1080p
4K Ultra HD & 1080p
4K Ultra HD & 1080p
1080p
YouTube
4K 60 Ultra HD & 1080p
1080p
4K 30 Ultra HD & 1080p
4K 60 Ultra HD & 1080p
1080p
Hulu Plus
Sling TV
Pandora
Spotify
HBO Go
HBO Now
Amazon Instant Video
Google Play Movies
Google Play Music
Showtime
VUDU
4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
1080p
PBS & PBS Kids
Vevo
ESPN
MLB
NBA
Plex
Kodi (XBMC)
Twitch
 
 

Data as of August 25, 2016
1. Performance measured using GFXBench (T-Rex) benchmark relative to Roku 3.
2. Amount of storage for personal content. Note: Portion of storage occupied by system software.
3. Based on theoretical peak speeds.
4. Headphone jack support on remote or controller for private listening.
5. Native console-class games like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, War Thunder, The Talos Principle, Doom 3, and Half-Life 2.