The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it it could basically turn any TV into a wise TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the new version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the virtual assistant Alexa.
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 resolution is the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Programs may also be installed to customize Echo (2nd Generation) the Fire Stick to boost its ability to do what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.