The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, plus stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video interface it can essentially turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronics known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together 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 same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service Game Controller will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone who has 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 assistant. Apps may also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.