The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, plus stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it in a HDMI video interface it could essentially turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, also contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware together with the virtual assistant Alexa.
The new second generation has a Mediatek 8127D Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1. The video output resolution is the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most popular online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may Echo Sub also play games and has Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.