HDMI STREAMING STICK
A HDMI streaming stick is something that you can plug into the back of your HDMI TV, which will enable you to stream live TV shows, games, movies and music from the net or subscribed services. Some of these come with remotes that let you navigate through the streaming, while some have mobile phone apps that act as a remote. The best example of this would be the Google Chromecast. There are many other such dongles like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. A recent survey done by Parks Associates survey says that over 25 per cent of US households will have a streaming media player by 2015. The simple user interface and the fact that you can use these gadgets to watch your favourite movies or tv shows without any interruption is an added advantage. They do not come at an expensive rate and are quite affordable.
Roku 3500R Streaming Stick
The major player in India for streaming sticks is Roku and their recent launch is priced at `5,000. It has more than 1,000 entertainment channels to choose from and apps from Netflix and YouTube
TvFi Miracast DLNA Wireless display dongle
This stick comes with two modes. The Mirror Mode which enables you to mirror your mobile screen on TV and Media Share Mode where you can share all media files wirelessly
Launched in 2013, this dongle from Google was the fastest selling streamng stick. Available for `3,000-4,000 approx, Google has announced that updates on Chromecast can be expected soon