PlayStation TV vs Fire TV Comparison

playstation-tv-vs-fire-tvHere’s a spec comparison between Sony’s PlayStation TV and Amazon’s Fire TV (2nd-gen) streaming media player.

Both media players share compatibility with wireless controllers: Fire TV with the Amazon Game Controller and PlayStation TV with Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 controllers. They also both have quad-core processors: the Fire TV housing Qualcomm Krait 300 and the PlayStation TV the ARM Cortex A9 core.

One spec is in RAM memory. If we look at how much RAM the PS Vita TV has, we can expect the PlayStation TV to have only 512MB. That’s only a 1/4 of the RAM memory the Fire TV carries. We could be wrong on this, but Sony’s technical specs on the PlayStation TV don’t mention RAM.

The devices also differ in storage capacity. The PlayStation TV comes with 1GB storage but is expandable to 64 with PS Vita memory cards. (The bundle, by the way, provides an 8GB memory card.) The Fire TV comes stock with 8GB, but as of now we haven’t heard of any way to increase the storage, even though the device has a USB port (which is apparently just for software updates).

PlayStation TV & Fire TV Spec Comparison

Feature Fire TV PlayStation TV
Video 720p/1080p (up to 60fps) 720p, 1080i, 480p
Audio Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 surround sound  (up to 7.1 passthrough HMDI), 2ch Stereo LPCM 2ch
Processor Quad-core Quad-core
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320 IMG SGX543MP4+
Memory 2GB 512MB
Storage 8GB 1GB (expand. to 64GB)
Ports 5 Total: 5.5 mm DC Jack
Type A HDMI 1.4b output, w/HDCP
Optical Audio (TOSLINK)
10/100 Ethernet
USB 2.0 Type A
5 Total: PlayStation Vita card slot
Memory card slot
USB connector (USB 2.0 Type A)
HDMI output port (HDMI-CEC)
LAN port (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
Remote Control Yes (Bluetooth) No
Voice Search Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Game Controller(s) Amazon Game Controller DualShock 3, DualShock 4, PS Vita
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Operating System Android PlayStation Vita system
Warranty 1-year  ?
Games Approx. 330 Not yet available
Special Features Fling (mobile device playthrough) PlayStation Now, PS4 playthrough
Size 115 x 115 x 17.5 mm 65.0 × 105.0 × 13.6 mm
Weight 281g 110g
Price $99 $99

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