@Enapace From what I’ve read the Cube is essentially a Fire TV & Alexa Smart speaker rolled into 1.
It has more processing power than the sticks, but this is needed as it’s essentially 2 devices in 1.
The 4K stick & now Discontinued Fire TV box (2nd Gen) continue to be the best performance wise, at least according to some benchmarks I’ve seen.
Yeah i'm leaning towards the Firestick 4K as it supports BT Sport 4K HDR which the Apple TV 4K doesn't and seems to now support all of NowTV Boost and extra streams and has a fastforward button lol. Assume it supports Disney+ and Netflix 4K as well.
Hmm that seems slightly odd as it supports Atmos on BT Sport according to BT
Just looked very odd Firestick 3rd Gen supports Dolby Atmos but only 1080p and the Firestick 4K supports 4K but no Dolby Atmos. That seems very odd choice and it supports Disney+ Dolby Atmos on the firestick 4K. I haven't got a dolby atmos system at present so will still likely go for a Firestick 4K and when i do if netflix still don't support i could use my AppleTV for ATMOS.
This from Netflix agrees: 3rd gen supports Atmos - but Fire Stick 4K doesn't:
Yes, I think BT announced a couple of weeks ago that BT Sport on the 4K sticks are now Atmos.
I, too have just downloaded it on my FireStick 4K.
I’m at a loss here... I really am.
The Fire Stick app is great. It really is. OK you have to ignore all the foibles of the standardized NowTV interface... as thats all there front and center as it is on all platforms. I am using it right now and of course the picture and sound quality is very good - better in fact than on other platforms I’ve tried.
However.. this is just perplexing, and irritating.
Having been actively involved in the beta test for 8 months... and finally after delay after delay after delay we eventually got an app that inexplicably doesn’t support 5.1..... and yet.. today, out of thin air... arrived a polished and highly useable Fire Stick version of the app. Full boost support intact.
How can Amazon get a brand new app with full functionality, when Apple users have been desperate for an updated version of a 5 year old app only to have it arrive incomplete.
IF they continue to develop the AppleTV app.. and IF they fix 5.1 in the very near future, and IF they do as promised and integrate the AppleTV TV app - then the Apple platform will be the best available with the best version of the NowTV app.... but I suspect there have been significant shenanigans in the background involving Amazon which means that they haven’t allowed this to happen... at least not until such time as the Amazon Fire stick app has had Time to gain traction.