The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to a whole lot more, plus stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can turn any TV simply by plugging it in a HDMI video interface.
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 together with the 2nd Generation virtual assistant Alexa.
The video output resolution is the exact same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will 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 also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming movies that can be signed up.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all sorts of articles, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Programs may also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to do what an owner wants. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.