The Amazon Fire Stick is a 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 with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can basically turn any TV simply by plugging it in a HDMI video interface.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronic equipment known as Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The most recent version comprised updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
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 be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be definitely the most common devices and accessories online streaming solutions each with their own content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping may also have access to movies on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
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 further customize the Fire Stick to boost its ability to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.