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Roku Streaming Stick is a small, thumb drive-size, version of their set top media streamers that utilizes an HDMI connection to provide the same streaming abilities of its larger siblings in a smaller package that can easily be added to any compatible television.


The Chromecast is a streaming device from Google that supports pushing content on Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV from your Android, iOS, PC, Mac or Chromebook devices. The device itself is a small HDMI dongle that simply plugs into an HDMI port.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2014
  • Price at launch: $49.99


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 24, 2013
  • Price at launch: $35.00
  • Width: .4 inches
  • Depth: 2.7 inches
  • Height: 1 inches
  • Weight: .05 pounds
  • Color: Purple


  • Width: 2.83 inches
  • Depth: 1.38 inches
  • Height: 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 0.07 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Audio codecs supported: AAC, MP3
  • Video codecs supported: H.264, MP4, MKV


  • Media streaming: Chromecast
  • Max. video resolution: 1080p

Audio / Video

  • Max. video resolution: 1080p
  • HDMI output(s): 1

Output ports

  • HDMI output(s): 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi support: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi support: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • USB: 1
  • Connection type: Wi-Fi

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