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Most newer TVs are smart TVs. However, many people have TVs they’re perfectly happy with that aren’t smart TVs.
So how do you stream from your phone to your TV when you don’t have a Smart TV? That’s where Chromecast comes in.
Chromecast is a small device that you plug into the HDMI port on your HDTV. You can use it to stream media directly from your phone to your TV.
If you’re not familiar with Chromecast, here are 5 reasons you should choose it to steam from your phone to your TV.
1. No Need to Buy a Smart TV
If you’re not ready to buy a new TV, but want smart features, consider Chromecast. It works with movies, music, TV shows, YouTube videos, podcasts, live TV, photos and more. It’s affordable enough to get one for each TV if you have more than one.
2. Works with Your Favorite Streaming Apps
Chromecast currently supports more than 2,000 apps, including popular ones like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV and HBO Now. Subscriptions are required to view some content.
3. Voice Technology Means Convenience
I don’t know about you, but I hate fumbling with the remote to try and search the apps on my TV. It’s so much easier when you can be hands free.
If you have Chromecast and Google Home, all you have to do is say what you want to watch from the corresponding app and compatible content will be streamed to your TV. For example, you can say something like, “Ok Google, play Grey’s Anatomy from Hulu on my bedroom TV.”
4. High-Speed Wireless Connectivity
Chromecast features built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately). This is important since you will require high speed internet to stream web-based services and content.
5. Small Enough to Fit in a Stocking
Chromecast would be a great stocking stuffer for the TV in the kids room, your hubby’s man cave or your co-worker you drew in the gift exchange. It’s small, portable and useful!
If you want to learn how to stream from your phone to your TV using Chromecast, please visit Best Buy.