The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go. 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 basically turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick using the new version introduced in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware together 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 resolution is the same for both with higher definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick accessories is installation with a TV, a steaming service will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming videos which could be signed up.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to do what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.