Compare Streaming Media Players

See why NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the best streamer for your Google-connected lifestyle.

Shield TV

Fire TV (2017)

Apple TV (2017)

Roku Ultra

Access Your Apps

Google Play Store

Fire store

iOS Store

Roku store

Access Your Entertainment

Google Play

Fire store

iTunes

Roku store

Connected Life

Access Your Photos and Calendar

Google Photos / Calendar

Prime Photos

Apple iCloud

Access Your Virtual Assistant

The Google Assistant

Alexa

Siri

Cast to Your TV

Chromecast 4K

Limited Apps

Airplay

Limited Apps

Netflix

Amazon Video

YouTube

(1080p only)

4K Entertainment

Google Play Movies & TV

(1080p only)

iTunes Movies & TV

Vudu

(1080p only)

Kodi

Spotify

Music

Pandora

Google Play Music

Apple iTunes Music

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Play Console-Class Games

100+**

<10

Games

Cast Your Games from Your PC

**

Stream from a Gaming PC in the Cloud

**

Communicate with Natural Language

Best

Hands-Free Search

**

(requires Echo)

Search for Movies, TV Shows, and Actors (Global and In-app)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Voice Search & Control

Direct Play Shows + Play/Pause

Limited

Limited

Turn TV Off

(requires Echo)

Get Directions and Travel Times

Talk to Services (Uber, Dominos, Food Network, Open Table, etc.)

Shopping

Integrated Smart Home Hub

***

Zigbee and Z-wave Device Support

***

Smart Home

Control Lights, Thermostats, & Outlets

Smart Home Automations & Routines

***

Limited

Limited

Nest App with Live Camera Video

Media Server

Media Center

Local and Network Media Storage

Live TV with USB Tuner + Local DVR

Private Listening (headset jack)

Features

TV Volume Control (CEC + IR)

Frequent Software Upgrades

* Cloud sync your iTunes library to Google Play Music or Amazon Prime Music using a computer
** SHIELD controller required
*** Add a SmartThings Link for Zigbee and Z-wave device supportt