The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube 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 could turn any TV into a Smart TV by simply plugging it.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version comprised updated hardware together with the digital 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 video output resolution is the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most popular online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games also has Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Apps may also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also Amazon Tap creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.