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 stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, plus a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it could essentially turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, also competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick using the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the digital 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 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 resolution is the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick 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 may also have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming movies that 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 Smart TV and play with all kinds of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to do what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Amazon Tap Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.