Sending content from any mobile device to your TV is possible with Chromecast or Roku. Another way is to use Firefox for Android to view content from your smartphone or tablet straight to your TV as long as they are supported.
Sharing content is now easier with Roku. The company recently announced the beta version of a screen mirroring featuring for some Android and Windows 8.1 devices. Now, it’s easier to mirror apps, videos, and websites to share with people around you. No need to install other software as any compatible device can mirror the things you want to display right from your phone or tablet to a TV. Of course, all these and more are possible via your Roku device, specifically the Roku HDMI Streaming Stick and the Roku 3.
It’s not just downloaded videos or those that you get from subscription streaming services like Netflix that you sometimes want to show on a second screen, most likely a TV screen. Sometimes, you see something on your web browser that you think would be better seen on a larger screen. Firefox for Android Beta is now road-testing a new feature that will let you do just that, cast videos through your Roku or Chromecast onto another screen.
Roku has just officially kicked of sales of its shiny new Streaming Stick device. With this HDMI dongle, Roku is taking on Chromecast and the growing army of streaming consumer electronics that are no larger than a USB thumb drive.
Waking up from a seemingly long slumber, Roku's mobile app has just been updated with a new coating. But more than just external beauty, the new app also boasts of some new features that, though not earth-shattering, should provide more convenience to users.
Chromecast, or the new Roku streaming stick? with the new Roku stick coming down in price to $50, you can now enjoy all that Roku’s platform has to offer without a set-top box. On the other hand, Chromecast offers a lot of unique twists that make it incredibly useful. Tough choice.
Remember the ‘Firetube” name we told you Amazon registered not long ago? It seems there might be something coming this holiday season from everyone’s favorite online retailer. The Wall Street Journalis reporting that “people briefed on the company’s plans” say Amazon will release a Roku-esque streaming media player this year.