The new Apple TV is finally here.
Apple’s new streaming video box, available now for $149 (32GB) and $199 (64GB), comes with a bevy of new features, including a full-fledged App Store (with games!), an awesome touchpad remote and Siri-powered voice recognition.
The first wave of new apps, not surprisingly, include several ports from the existing iPhone and iPad world, everything from Zillow real estate to Periscope, the personal live broadcasting app. But most people will be buying the Apple TV for its already huge offering of video and audio channels.
The good news is that nearly all of the channels from the previous Apple TV, which remains on sale for $69, are available on the new model, too. And many of the services that aren’t available — the most important one being Amazon Video — can be streamed from any iPhone, iPad or Mac on the same Wi-Fi network at the touch of a button, using Apple’s nifty AirPlay feature.

The Nvidia Shield (top left), Roku 4 (top right), Amazon Fire TV (lower left), new Apple TV (bottom center) and Google Chromecast
Sarah Tew/CNET
That said, competition is fierce, and content is king. To that end, we’ve also compared both Apple TV models with Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.

A note on the terminology:
Yes: App is natively available on the product
No: App is completely unavailable on the product
AirPlay: App is available via AirPlay from iPads, iPhones or Macs (Apple TV only)
AirPlay Mirror: App is available using the AirPlay screen mirroring function only (Apple TV only)
Cast: App is available when “casted” from an iPad, iPhone or Android device (Google’s version of AirPlay; Chromecast and Android TV only)
TabCast: App is available when “casted” from a Chrome web browser (Chromecast and Android TV only)
We’ll do our best to keep this list up to date, but expect it to change early and often, especially as Apple TV ramps up.
If you notice any errors or have any questions, please post a comment.

New Apple TV
Old (2012) Apple TV
Roku
Amazon Fire TV
Google Chromecast
Netflix
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Amazon Instant
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
TabCast
YouTube
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
HBO Now
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Hulu Plus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Showtime
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Sling TV
AirPlay Mirror
AirPlay Mirror
Yes
Yes
No
CBS All Access
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
Vudu
AirPlay Mirror
AirPlay Mirror
Yes
No
Cast
Flixster
AirPlay Mirror
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
M-Go
No
No
Yes
No
Cast
Crackle
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Vimeo
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Crunchyroll
AirPlay Mirror
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
PBS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
PBS Kids
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
TV Everywhere (cable sub required for full access)

Watch ESPN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
HBO Go
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Showtime Anytime
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Watch Disney Channel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Watch Disney Junior
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Watch Disney XD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Watch ABC
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Cast
NBC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Nick
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
AirPlay
Cast
FX Now
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Fox Now
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
USA Now
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
A&E
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Lifetime
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Watch Travel Channel
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
Watch HGTV
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
Watch Food Network
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
Smithsonian
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Nat Geo TV
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
Starz Play
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Encore Play
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
News

CNN Go
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
ABC News
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
Fox News
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
No
No
CBS News
AirPlay Mirror
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
NBC News
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
No
CNBC
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sky News
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Bloomberg TV
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
Sports

MLB.TV

Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
NFL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
NBA Game Time
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
NHL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
Tennis Channel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
WWE Network
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
UFC TV
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
CBS Sports
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Cast
Fox Sports Go
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
Yes
No
NBC Sports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Music

Pandora
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Spotify
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Rdio
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Rhapsody
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
Vevo
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cast
TuneIn
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
iHeartRadio
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Apple Music
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
“Radio” & iTunes radio
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Amazon Music
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
No
Google Music
AirPlay
AirPlay
No
No
Cast
Misc

iTunes content
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Google Play Movies and TV
AirPlay Mirror
No
Yes
No
Cast
SlingPlayer
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Plex
AirPlay
AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Cast
Kodi
No
No
No
No
Cast

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