Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen vs 2nd Gen vs Lite vs Cube vs 4K

Specification Comparison Table
 Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen /
Fire TV Stick Lite
Fire TV Stick
2nd Gen
Fire TV Stick 4KFire TV Cube
Year Launched20202016
Updated 2019 with new remote
20182019
Price£29.99 (Lite)
£39.99 (3rd Gen )
£39.99£49.99£109.99
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) – 60Hz720p and 1080p up to 60fps2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
HDRHDR10+, HLGNoneDolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLGDolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG
Video CodecsH.265 (HEVC). Hardware-accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 4.1, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input with HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG.

H.264. Hardware-accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps, High Profile up to Level 4.

VP8. Supported up to 1080p 30fps. Baseline profile, non-secure

VP9. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps, Profile 2 up to 20 Mbps
H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main Profile Level 4.0, Color space 8-bit support

H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4

VP8 & VP9 is not listed
Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision support for Profile 4-MEL, 5, 8, 9. (Up to Level 9 for profiles 5 and 8. Up to Level 5 for Profile 9.)

H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps, 35 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.1, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input with HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG.

H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4.

VP8. Supported up to 1080p 30fps. Baseline profile, non-secure

VP9. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps, Profile 2 up to 20 Mbps
H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 2160p (4K) @ 60fps Main Profile Level 5.1

H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 2160p @ 30fps or 1080p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4

VP8

VP9. Hardware accelerated up to 2160p @ 60fps (with limitations)
AudioDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+ surround sound (not on Lite model)

HDMI Audio pass-through for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+ and Dolby Atmos.
Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound
2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1
Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound
2ch stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1.
Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound
2ch stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1.
SpeakerNoNoNoBuilt-in 1.6” (40 mm) speaker
Voice ControlYesYes, with Alexa Voice Remote or paired EchoYes, with the Alexa Voice Remote or paired echoFar-field and near-field voice support
ProcessorMediaTek MT8695D
Quad Core
4x ARM Cortex-A53 @1.7GHz
32-bit
MediaTek MT8127D
4x ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1.3 GHz
MediaTek MT8695D
4x ARM Cortex-A53 @1.7GHz
Amlogic S922X
Hex-core
4 x Arm Coretex A73 – 2.2 GHz
2 x Arm Coretex A53 – 1.9 GHz
GPUIMG GE8300Mali 450 MP4PowerVR IMG GE8300Mali G52-MP6, 800 MHz
Storage8GB8GB8GB16GB
Memory1GB, DDR41GB1.5GB2GB
Wi-Fi802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi – dual-antenna802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi – dual-antenna
EthernetNo – Ethernet adaptopr limited to 10/100No – Ethernet adaptopr limited to 10/100No – Ethernet adaptopr limited to 10/100
PortsHDMI, Power, Micro USB, Wired Infrared supportHDMI output, micro-USB for power only.HDMI output, micro-USB for power only.HDMI, power, micro-USB, wired infrared support
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.1BT 4.2 and BLEBluetooth 5.0 + LE.

Source: https://mightygadget.co.uk/amazon-fire-tv-stick-comparison/

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