The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, plus stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it into a HDMI video interface it could turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick using the new version released in October 2016. The newest version comprised updated hardware along with the digital 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 output signal resolution is the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service will 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 also have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming amazon best seller a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to do 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.