The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to much more, plus 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 port it can basically turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick using the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version included updated hardware along with the digital 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 output signal resolution is exactly the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service is going to be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most popular online streaming solutions each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming movies which can 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 with all sorts of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also has Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Apps 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 which has Echo Sub better hardware but also cost more.