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Revision as of 15:11, 24 March 2015

There's often some confusion whenever Google releases a new product that overlaps one of their existing products, and Android TV (specifically the Nexus Player) and Chromecast is no exception:

Chromecast Android TV
Power USB Proprietary
Google Cast Yes Yes[1]
Ethernet WiFi WiFi[2]
Apps None, they're not needed There is a section of the Play store dedicated to Android TV apps.
Updates Automatic and silent Similar to Android phones
Remote Uses TV remote Uses TV remote or Bluetooth remote included
CEC Support Power on TV, switch input, play, pause. Some app incompatibility (Netflix, Pandora). All of Chromecast plus D-pad including select as play/pause toggle, fast forward, rewind, skip forward, skip back.
Content Selection Device-only Device (only Castable content) or app
Screensaver Timeout None Configurable
  1. Mostly, Netflix, for example, requires that the app is installed and logged in, some other apps have had non-Chromecast behavior.
  2. A USB-to-Ethernet adapter may be used to hardwire the Player to an Ethernet port.