The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it into a HDMI video 19, it could turn any TV.
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 electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick using the newest version amazon introduced in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware along with the virtual helper Alexa.
The first variant had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The video output signal resolution is 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 needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most common online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming videos that can be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.