The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. 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 using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV into a Smart TV by simply plugging it.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware along 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 output resolution is the exact same for both with higher definition 720p accessories 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 solutions each with their own content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping may have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to do what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.