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Fire TV Stick vs Cube vs Recast: 2022 Differences Explained

In Fire TV, Home Theater by Tim Brennan

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Summary: This article explores some of the key differences between Amazon’s popular Fire TV Cube vs Stick vs Recast.


Fire TV is Hot & Getting Hotter

According to Neilson, 80% of U.S. households have broadband internet, and the popularity of TV-connected devices such as Roku (box and stick), Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as game consoles, is growing. [Source: TV Connected Devices Pave the Way for New Ways to Watch Content Neilson.com]

If the number of Amazon Fire TV and Echo units sold during the past few years is any indication, Amazon is entering our living rooms in a big way.

Fire TV had several innovative new product introductions this year that:

  • Give you access to more content
  • Let you control your TV with your voice
  • Let you record your favorite shows from anywhere on the planet

📚 Related: Best Smart TVs with Alexa Built-in


Quick Comparison Table

Here’s a quick comparison table with a quick description of each product along with the latest pricing at Amazon. We’ll break down the differences between Fire TV Cube vs Stick vs Recast in more detail below.

Prices pulled from the Amazon Product Advertising API on:

The Best of Amazon Fire TV

Plain and simple, Amazon Fire TV will a “sure-Fire” favorite for any one on your gift list.

Amazon promoted several Fire TV holiday deals over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and through the holidays this year. These included Fire TV stick deals, Fire TV Cube deals, plus deals on Recast, Gaming, Tablets, Smart TVs and more. Interesting, many of the deal prices are still around after the holidays. Below are some of our favorite Fire TV products.


Fire TV Cube

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I love the Fire TV Cube as a smart remote. Why? It does one thing and does it seamlessly well. That is, it lets you interact with your TV using your voice.

You can use it to ask Alexa to turn on your TV, turn of the volume, tune to your favorite station or program, or ask to find your favorite genre of movie. While you can do all of this using an all-in-one remote like Logitech’s Harmony Elite or Ultimate One with Alexa integration, this product makes it seamless.  Oh, and it’s less expensive too.

Fire TV Cube (1st Gen), hands-free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD and 2nd Gen Alexa Voice Remote - Previous Generation
  • Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa. From across the room, just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play what you want to watch.
  • With far-field voice recognition, eight microphones, and beamforming technology, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. Enjoy hands-free voice control of content—search, play, pause, fast forward, and more. Plus control the power and volume on your TV, soundbar, and A/V receiver as well as change live cable or satellite channels with just your voice.
  • Fire TV Cube has a built-in speaker that lets you check the weather, make and receive calls with compatible devices, control compatible smart home devices, and more—even with the TV off. Fire TV Cube is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality.
  • Experience true-to-life picture quality with access to vivid 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps and HDR. Enjoy the audio clarity of Dolby Atmos on select Prime Video titles.
  • Experience tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, plus millions of websites like Facebook and Reddit.
  • An Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes including "Thursday Night Football" and Amazon Originals like “The Big Sick” and “Sneaky Pete”.
  • Launch and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote. Watch favorites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and more, plus stream for free with Tubi, IMDb TV, and others.

Last update on 26/04/2022 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Fire TV Recast

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The 2nd of our favorite Amazon Fire TV products is Fire TV Recast. Recast lets you watch and record over the air TV at home whether you are at home or on the go.  This would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves TV and doesn’t want to subscribe to cable’s pricey DVR plans.  Plus, it works with Alexa too.


Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote

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This is one of the most cost-effective ways to get into the streaming media game.  The 4K Fire TV streaming media stick not only gets you Netflix and YouTube on your TV, but you can also choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes.

Watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and many others. You just pop the stick into an open USB port on your tube.


Fire TV Cube vs Stick vs Recast: What Do You Think?

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