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 such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, plus much more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV simply by plugging it into a HDMI video port.
Introduced 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 called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the newest version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the virtual helper Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The output signal resolution is exactly the 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 popular online streaming services amazon discount each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies which could be signed up.
Apart from streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.