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 using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can basically turn any TV into a wise TV by simply plugging it in a HDMI video interface.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is in contest with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast , are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the virtual assistant Alexa.
The first variant had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual 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 output signal resolution is the same for both with higher 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 amazon devices definitely the most common online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games also contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.