Alternatives to Google Chromecast for streaming videos

Jan 20, 2017
Are there any inexpensive alternative plug in devices to Google Chromecast for a not Smart TV?

I want to stream downloaded videos from my phone or tablet to my tv.
Couldn't you just hook up your phone or tablet to your TV with an HDMI cable and play videos that way?

You'd just need an HDMI adapter.

Some of these devices like firestick etc let you run a "cast" app which lets you cast content from your phone to your tv.

I have firesticks connected to all my TVs. It's great because you can install apps and get all sorts of free content and can also use YouTube, netflix etc. These days there is always new stuff being released for these sorts of devices.