The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works using buttons or voice commands, new versions currently comprised Alexa Virtual Assistant. By simply plugging it it can basically turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is in competition with Google Chromecast, and Roku. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Roku, are a new breed of electronics called Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from online sources.
There are two variations of this Fire Stick using the newest version introduced in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware along with the digital helper Alexa.
The output signal resolution is the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is setup 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 may also have access to videos on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a free 30 Day Trial for streaming.
Besides streaming movies and TV shows it can also play games also contains Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to boost devices and accessories its ability to do what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box which has better hardware but also cost more.