The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it can essentially turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronics 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 released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the virtual helper 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 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 exactly the same for both with High definition 720p Game Controller or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most common online streaming solutions each with their own content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos 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 creates the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.