The Amazon Fire Stick is a small 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 in a HDMI video interface it can essentially turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in contest with Google Chromecast, also 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 online sources.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the digital 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 signal resolution is exactly the exact same for both with higher definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to do what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box that's an android Fire TV Cube TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.