A remote control is included that works with buttons or voice commands, new versions now included Alexa Virtual Assistant.
It can basically turn any TV into a Smart TV by simply plugging it into an HDMI video port.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a new breed of electronics often called Streaming TV Sticks that stream movies and TV shows from online sources.
There are three versions of the Fire Stick with the newest version able to display 4K resolution. The newest version also includes updated hardware along with the virtual assistant Alexa and 4K HD video.
Amazon Fire Stick Hardware
The first version had a Broadcom BCM28145 Dual Vore 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0.
The second generation has a Mediatek 8127D Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1.
The video output resolution is the same for both with High definition 720p or 1080p.
The third version has a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and can output the new 4K UHD video resolution.
Amazon Fire Stick Installation
A Fire Stick is plugged into an HDMI port on a TV.
It also needs power which is supplied by a USB connector or alternatively an AC power supply.
Once a WiFi connection is made videos are ready to be streamed to your TV.
It includes all the popular online streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go and more.
How To Stream or Play Videos With the Fire TV Stick
After a Fire TV Stick is set up with a TV, a steaming service will be needed.
Amazon, Netflix, Disney Plus, and Hulu are the most popular online streaming services each with different movies and TV shows.
Anyone who has Amazon Prime shipping will also have access to videos automatically on the Fire TV Stick
Netflix, Disney Plus, and Hulu have their own pricing plans.
Is There a Monthly Fee for Fire Stick?
There is no monthly fee for the Fire TV Stick but there is a fee for any services used.
For example, if you plan to use Netflix to watch movies and TV shows a Netflix subscription would be needed.
The same goes for any other service including Amazon, Disney Plus, and so on.
What Channels Do You Get with a Fire Stick?
There are no channels as traditional TV but on-demand videos that can be watched anytime.
This includes TV shows and movies that can be streamed into a home in HD resolution.
What TV shows and movies can be watched will depend on the services that are subscribed to.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a great low-cost way to turn any TV into a Smart TV and play all kinds of content, from TV shows and movies to music.
Besides streaming, movies and TV shows it can also play games and has Voice controls with Alexa virtual assistant.
Apps can also be installed to further customize the Fire Stick to enhance its ability to do what an owner wants.