A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed a $50 Apple TV with an HDMI-out port, and now, I’ve reviewed the Amazon TV with HDMI-in.
The $30 Amazon TV supports the full Amazon Video library.
The Amazon TV can stream to multiple Android devices via Bluetooth and the Google Chromecast app.
As the Amazon channel is not included with the $30 box, I will be comparing the AmazonTV to the $50 model as well.
For this review, I used an Android device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and an iPhone 4s running iOS 8.0.2.
For this tutorial, I’ll be using the Amazon YouTube channel as a guide.
Disclaimer: I am using the Android TV app as my guide.
I do not have access to the Amazon content available through the Apple TV app.
The Amazon Video channel is only available in the Google Play store, and there are a few limitations.
You can’t access the Amazon video app through your Google TV, Roku or Chromecast.
If you have an Apple TV and an Amazon TV, the Amazon Video app is not available in your Android TV or Roku device.
I have not tested Amazon Video on a Roku, but it appears to work just fine on the Apple device.
I have also not tested whether Amazon Video will work with the Amazon Chromecast or Chromebox.
Lastly, I have not seen the Amazon Channel on Amazon TV or on the Google TV app, so I am not able to give a definite answer on whether the Amazon Netflix app will work on an Android TV.
All three Amazon TV models can stream Amazon videos to your Android devices with the HDMI-IN port, although the Amazon Prime Video channel does not appear to work.
If you need help choosing between the Amazon and Apple TV models, I highly recommend the Roku 3+ model.