The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, plus much more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV into a Smart TV by simply plugging it.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick using the newest version released in October 2016. The Fire TV with 4K most recent version included 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 output signal resolution is the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most popular online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability 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.