The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. 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 included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV into a wise TV simply by plugging it into a HDMI video interface.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick using the newest version released in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware along with the virtual assistant Alexa.
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 exact same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most common online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming films 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 Echo (2nd Generation) Stick to enhance its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.