Wonder whether you should buy a Fire TV Stick, a Roku streaming stick or a Chromecast dongle? Look no further.
Microsoft is trying to sell you a dongle that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, is powered via USB and lets you beam media from your tablet or phone. Sound familiar?
News that Chromecast now officially supports Android screen mirroring got a lot of people very excited this week — followed by disappointment by some who had to find out that their Android device isn’t officially supported yet. An unofficial, experimental hack just published on the XDA Developers Forum brings the functionality, which lets users beam anything happening on their phone or tablet screen to their Chromecast-equipped TV, to plenty of additional devices, including the Moto G, Moto X and the first-generation Nexus 7. However, devices have to be rooted in order to get this to work — and with anything of this nature, it’s not for the faint of heart.