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 such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video port it could turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in competition with Google Chromecast, and 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 online sources.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the virtual assistant Alexa.
The first variant had a Broadcom BCM28145 Double Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. 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 exactly the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
After Amazon Fire TV Devices a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are definitely the most popular online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies which could be signed up.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all sorts of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.