The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device the size of a flash drive that plugs. The Fire Stick enables any TV to much more, and stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube Pandora, HBO go. A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant. Simply by plugging it it could basically turn any TV.
Introduced in 2014 the Fire Stick is currently in Roku, and competition with Google Chromecast. Amazons Fire Stick, Chromcast, and Rokuare a new breed of electronics known as Streaming TV Sticks that stream films and TV shows from sources.
There are two variations of the Fire Stick using the new version released in October 2016. The newest version included updated hardware together with the virtual assistant Alexa.
The output resolution is the same for both with definition 720p or 1080p.
Following a Fire TV Stick is installation with a TV, a steaming service is going to be necessary. Amazon, Netflix and Hulu would be the most popular online streaming services each with their own content. Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick. Amazon has for streaming a free 30 Day Trial.
Besides streaming films and TV shows it may also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant. Programs can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to perform what an owner needs. Amazon also makes the Fire TV Box which is an android TV box that has better hardware but also be more Echo Dot expensive.