The Amazon Fire Stick is a 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, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, plus much more. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions currently included Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it it can basically turn any TV into a wise TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, 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 using the newest version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the digital assistant Alexa.
The video output resolution is exactly the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
After a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service will be needed. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most common online streaming solutions each with their own content. Anyone with Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to movies automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low cost way to turn any TV into a wise TV and play all sorts of content, from TV shows and movies, to music. Apart from streaming movies and TV shows it may also play games and contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual helper. Apps can also be installed to customize the Fire Stick to enhance its capacity to do what an owner needs. Amazon amazon devices also makes the Fire TV Box that's an android TV box which has better hardware but also be more expensive.