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 stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, and a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it could essentially turn any TV into a wise TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, also competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from online sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware along with the virtual 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 video output signal resolution is the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are definitely the most common online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play with all kinds of articles, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Apps can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon Echo also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.