The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it it could essentially turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast , are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick with the newest version released in October 2016. The newest version comprised updated hardware together 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 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 signal resolution is exactly the same for both with High 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 definitely the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may have access to Game Controller movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies which can be signed up.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.