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Chromecast and other accessories for connecting your phone or tablet to the TV review

0. phoneArena 30 Jul 2013, 07:35 posted on

The couch potato dream has arrived with Google's Chromecast, Samsung's HomeSync, Sony's Personal Content Station, HTC's Media Link HD and Apple TV - everyone is scrambling for a solution to connect our most personal of gadgets, like phones and tablet, to the largest screen in the house. Then there is the good old cable, and we are rounding up some of those accessories out there that make the magic possible...

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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 08:04 1

1. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


the archos tv connect is a tablet without a screen

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 08:24

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1275; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Totally didn't know about Acrhos's product. I think it's really cool. Should have looked into it before I ordered my Chromecast

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:06

3. thachlel (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Can my phone or tablet screen off while casting YouTube to tv?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:11

4. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Yes, for all apps on Chromecast.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:13

5. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


My favorite feature so far on Chromecast is that I have been able to listen to music on websites and play local music and videos. Chrome needs to be updated to play more video formats but some did work. If Chrome can do that then I will never need to be wired to the TV with my laptop again.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:50

6. Genersis (Posts: 185; Member since: 29 May 2013)


*Sigh* Why is it so hard to find a decent device for connecting a phone to a TV via DLNA?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 20:07

7. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


"Can't be Apple TV if you've invested into the Apple ecosystem..."

Actually yes you can. And for only $14.99! AirServer

Just found an app you can install on your Mac or PC called AirServer. It's a program that enables AirPlay from your iOS device to your computer over the same wifi network. It works great for me (I use an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to connect to my MacBook Pro). Further more, so many people connect their computer into the TV anyway, so you can mirror your iOS device to your computer and therefore your TV. Works flawlessly for me (even with my slow Internet) and it only costs $14.99 (plus a 7 day free trial). Great investment if you ask me.

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