The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, plus much more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it into a HDMI video port it can turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in contest with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The video output resolution is exactly the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service is going Echo (2nd Generation) to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Apps may also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance 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.