The Amazon Fire Stick is a device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick empowers any TV to much more, plus stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it into a HDMI video interface it can turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, also contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics known as Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from online sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick with the new version introduced in October 2016. The newest version comprised updated hardware together with the digital helper Alexa.
The output resolution is the exact 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 popular online streaming solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it can Echo also play games also has Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.