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 stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go, plus much more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it into a HDMI video port it can turn any TV into a wise TV.
Launched in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, also contest with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromcast , are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are two versions of the Fire Stick with the newest version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the virtual helper Alexa.
The output signal resolution is the same for both with 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 solutions each with their particular content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming movies that can be signed up a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls using Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also creates Amazon Ethernet Adapter for Amazon Fire TV Devices the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more expensive.