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 a whole lot more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it could essentially turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition 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 variations of this Fire Stick using the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the digital helper 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 signal resolution is exactly the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After 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 solutions each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies which could be signed up.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play with all sorts of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also has Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to do what an owner needs. Amazon Echo also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.