In a program on CNBC, it was reported that after Roku, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is ranked among the top companies in the streaming business, thanks to its Google Chromecast device. Christina Warren, senior technology editor from Mashable said that the main attribute that is making the difference in the stream race is the price of Google Chromecast. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV, which has not been updated since years has a high price of $99. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast, a usb dongle which can be connected to TV for streaming content on multiple devices only costs $35. This massive cost different attracts users towards Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) because there is no tangible different in services of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google streaming.
Warren said that a user does not need any remote controls with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast. It is easy to use and control. A user can handle it without any difficult and control the steaming with Android and iOS device. On the other hand, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV has some problems, which is creating more hurdles for the users.
She said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV is not inferior in terms of quality. But it does not have the third party apps as supported by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast has no remote, which can be a negative point for many users. Warren said that there are a lot of devices for streaming coming in; Aamzon FireTV, Roku and other companies are making streaming devices. In this scenario, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will have to cut the cost of its TV in order to sustain an advantage over competitors.
Warren said that out of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecat, Apple TV and Amazon FireTV, she would prefer an Amazon FireTV because of its features, compatibility and access to Amazon web services. It has same price as that of Chromecast.