The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to a whole lot more, plus stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it into a HDMI video 19, it can turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in contest with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast 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 newest version released 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 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 services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies that can be signed up.
Apart from streaming films and TV Echo Dot shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.