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 such as 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. Simply by plugging it it could essentially turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast are a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow films and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware along with the virtual 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 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 Amazon Fire TV Game Controller be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.