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, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV into a Smart TV by simply plugging it in a HDMI video interface.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick using the newest version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
The first version 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 video output signal resolution is exactly the same discount for both with higher 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 definitely the most popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming videos that can be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.