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 with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it could turn any TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in contest 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 the Fire Stick with 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 resolution is exactly the exact 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 would be the most popular online streaming solutions 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.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play with all kinds of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Apart from streaming films and TV shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which Echo Sub is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.