The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables 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 using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It could basically turn any TV by simply plugging it into a HDMI video port.
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 called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the new version released in October 2016. The most recent version included updated hardware along with the digital assistant Alexa.
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The video output resolution is exactly 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 amazon discount Hulu would be the most popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Apps may 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 that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.