Your All-Australian Streaming Video Device Comparison


Your All-Australian Streaming Video Device Showdown

Welcome to your new guide of all things streaming video – let’s get ready to download!

Do you remember a time when the only way you could watch videos on the internet was with a dedicated desktop station?

Then along came laptops. Then smartphones.

Today I can watch cat videos in line at the post office. I can even binge on whole episodes of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries while waiting (and waiting) for my driving license to get renewed!

But it hasn’t stopped there. Australians now have a growing range of streaming devices dedicated to getting this online content onto the big screen.

That’s right! There are boxes designed specifically to let you watch cat videos on your TV!

Okay, that’s not all they do. There’s actually a staggeringly diverse range of functionality across these devices. Which makes picking the right one for you quite the challenge.

But that’s where we come in! The hard work’s already done – we’ve researched, interviewed, trialled and tested every streaming video device on this list.

So which one is right for you? Read on to find out, and take a moment to Compare Australian Video Streaming services.

 Apple TVChromecastFetch TVPS4Telstra TVXboxOne
CostApple TV: $239 or $299Chromecast: $59Fetch TV: $149 or $399PS4: $469.00Telstra TV: $109XboxOne: $499 or $549
ProcessorApple TV: Apple 8 dual-core 1.5 GHzChromecast: Dual core ARM Cortex-A7 (1.2 GHz)Fetch TV: Dual core Broadcom 7413 (400 MHz)PS4: 8 core x86-64 AMD (1.6 GHz)Telstra TV: Dual core ARM A9 (1 GHz)XboxOne: 8 Core AMD (1.75 GHz)
MemoryApple TV: 2GBChromecast: 512MBFetch TV: 4GBPS4: 8GBTelstra TV: 512MBXboxOne: 8GB
StorageApple TV: 32GB or 64GBChromecast: 2GBFetch TV: 4 GB flash memory or 1TB HDDPS4: 1TBTelstra TV: 256MBXboxOne: 500GB or 1TB
HDMIApple TV: YesChromecast: YesFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
USBApple TV: No (service and diagnostics only)Chromecast: Micro-USBFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
Memory CardApple TV: NoChromecast: NoFetch TV: NoPS4: NoTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: No
WiFiApple TV: YesChromecast: YesFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
GamesApple TV: YesChromecast: NoFetch TV: NoPS4: YesTelstra TV: NoXboxOne: Yes
NetflixApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
StanApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
Foxtel PlayApple TV: NoChromecast: NoFetch TV: NoPS4: NoTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
QuickflixApple TV: Coming soonChromecast: CastingFetch TV: NoPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
iTunesApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: NoPS4: NoTelstra TV: NoXboxOne: No
App StoreApple TV: YesChromecast: NoFetch TV: NoPS4: NoTelstra TV: NoXboxOne: No
ABC iViewApple TV: YesChromecast: YesFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: No
Plus7Apple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
9NowApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: Yes (requires login)PS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: No
TenPlayApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: YesPS4: NoTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
SBS OnDemandApple TV: YesChromecast: CastingFetch TV: YesPS4: YesTelstra TV: YesXboxOne: Yes
Local media playbackApple TV: AirPlay onlyChromecast: CastingFetch TV: Record and replay (Mighty only)PS4: USB, local networkTelstra TV: USB, local network, SD card, MiracastXboxOne: USB, Miracast

Apple TV

Chromecast

Fetch TV

PS4

Telstra TV

Xbox One

What’s the final word in streaming Australian content?

As you can see, your choice comes down to how you see yourself using the device – or devices.

If you want games, then you pick a gaming console. Or maybe an Apple TV if you want a casual session.

If you want movies and more, then go with one of the set top boxes. That way you can record and replay your favourite Miss Fisher Moments whenever you like.

And if you just want to stream what you want, when you want, then the Chromecast stands out above all.

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