The Amazon Fire Stick is a small 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 Pandora, HBO go, plus a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it into a HDMI video 19, it could turn any TV into a wise TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the new version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the digital 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 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 is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most common online streaming services each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming movies which can be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play all sorts of articles, from TV shows and accessories movies, to music. Apart from streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to do what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.