The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it into a HDMI video port it can turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of this Fire Stick using the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the digital assistant Alexa.
The output resolution is the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup with a TV, a steaming service will be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most common online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all kinds of articles, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps may also be installed to 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 Amazon Ethernet also cost more.