This necessarily means that all the great applications which work with Chromecast will work on Shield as well. The Fire TV from Amazon is based on Android but it doesn’t mean that all the apps on Google Play will work perfectly on it.
That being said, services like ITV Player,STV Player, Demand 5 and BBC iPlayer are available for now. There is no catch-up for Channel 4 but the situation will probably differ in the future. Let’s take a look at the specifications of 4K Amazon Fire TV, Roku 4 and Nvidia Shield.
Amazon Fire TV makes use of a MediaTek Quad-Core up to 2 GHz, Dual-Core 2.0 GHz, Dual-Core 1.6 GHz with 2GB of RAM and Fire TV Operating System. It supports resolutions of 2160p up to 30fps; 720p and 1080p up to 60fps. In terms of connectivity, it has WiFi ac, dual-antenna WiFi (MIMO), and dual-ban.
Nvidia Shield, on the other hand has an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor w/256-core Maxwell GPU, uses Android TV OS and comes with 3GB of memory. Output resolutions and connectivity features are same as Amazon Fire TV. In the meantime, Roku 4 has a Quad Core processor with Ethernet, HDMI, USB, Optical Audio Out inputs. Roku 4 can be pre-ordered from the official Roku website at a price of $129.99.
Stay tuned for more updates on Roku 4!