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 a whole lot more, plus 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 included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it in a HDMI video 19, it can basically turn any TV into a Smart TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is in contest with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast , are a new breed of electronic equipment called Streaming TV Sticks that flow movies and TV shows from sources that are online.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick using the new Echo Sub version released in October 2016. The most recent version included updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
The output signal resolution is the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services each with their own 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 films and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls using Alexa virtual helper. Programs can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also creates the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also cost more.