The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, and much more. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It could essentially turn any TV by simply plugging it into a HDMI video port.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, also contest with Google Chromecast. 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 Amazon Tap version comprised updated hardware together 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 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 the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most common online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Apps may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to perform what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.