The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It could turn any TV simply by plugging it.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the newest version released in October 2016. The most recent version included updated hardware along with the virtual assistant 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 signal resolution is exactly the exact 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 movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies which can be signed up.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play with Fire HD 10 Tablet all sorts of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Apps may 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 that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.