The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can essentially turn any TV into a Smart TV simply by plugging it into a HDMI video port.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick with the newest version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the digital helper Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth discount 3.0. The output resolution is exactly the same for both with higher definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service is going to be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are definitely the most common online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.