The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, 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. By simply plugging it it could essentially turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in contest with Google Chromecast, also Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version comprised updated hardware together with the digital 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 output signal resolution is the same for both with higher definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming videos which could be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all kinds of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa Fire TV Stick virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.