How many times have you been watching a video on your phone, but wanted to share it with family and friend on the “big screen” (a.k.a. the TV in your living room)? EasyCast is an HDMI device that supports both MiraCast and AirPlay, allowing you to do easily stream videos to your TV.
This small dongle connects easily to an open HDMI port on your TV and is powered by a standard USB port. While this device does not do everything that the Chromecast does, it does support 2 important streaming protocols.
Sometimes coined as a “wireless HDMI connection,” Miracast is a WiFi video standard supported by many Android phone manufacturers, as well as Windows 8.1 Curious if your device is supported? The WiFi-Alliance maintains a list of MiraCast-compatible devices.
If your device is supported, go to “Settings > Display > Wireless Display” on your Android device.
Turn on the “Wireless Display” feature, and wait while your phone searches for the EasyCast. Select it when it appears, and your Android’s display should appear on the screen
Built-in to newer iPhones and iPad, AirPlay allows you to easily mirror or stream content from your Apple device. You can basically mirror to the TV anything your device is displaying. Some apps, such as Netflix, have built-in AirPlay support that sends the video directly to the MiraCast without needing to mirror your display first.
Whenever you want to use AirPlay, just swipe up from the bottom of your screen to bring up the Control Center. Tap the “AirPlay” option, then select the EasyCast device. Or if you’re using an AirPlay supported app, you should see the AirPlay icon appear during video playback. Simply tap this icon to begin casting the video to your TV.
So if you don’t need all the features of the Chromecast and simply want an easy way to mirror your device to your TV, the EasyCast is a great solution. It can also come in handy at work for app demonstrations and presentations. And the small size makes it very portable.
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