The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV into a wise TV simply by plugging it.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations 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 video output signal resolution is exactly the exact 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 Echo Sub popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Apps may also be installed to further 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 cost more.