The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that adheres to some TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to a whole lot more, plus stream content over WiFi like Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. It can essentially turn any TV by simply plugging it into a HDMI video port.
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 digital helper Alexa.
The video output resolution is exactly the exact same for both with higher definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu are definitely the most common online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic low cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play amazon devices with all kinds of articles, from TV shows and movies, to music. Besides streaming films and TV shows it can also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost its capacity to do what an owner wants. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.