The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it into a HDMI video 19, it could turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in contest with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the virtual assistant Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Amazon Fire TV Devices 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 video 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 definitely the most popular online streaming solutions each with their own content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming movies which could be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all kinds of articles, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.