The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it in a HDMI video port it could turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in competition with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronics known as Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version included updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Double Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The output resolution is the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services 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 movies which could be signed up.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games Fire TV Cube and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.