Sure if you have an old LCD ever gave you desire to have a Smart TV to see the series, videos or content that you like on a larger screen, without having to rely so much on the computer. Of course you could always choose to buy a new TV , but if you do not want to spend so much there are several ways to continue to use your TV. We’ll I will discuss, starting with the cheapest and easiest.

Chromecast is the simplest way back “smart” TV. It is a small dongle that plugs into the TV’s HDMI port (for USB and power) and you can use various mobile apps , such as YouTube or Netflix directly to the TV. So you can also share the screen mobile and Chrome tabs you have open on your computer. All using the phone as if it were over.

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Chromecast The trick is that it is much more convenient than having to connect your computer to the TV via HDMI. No cables, rare configurations or anything. You plug and it works, ready. And the best thing is to leave 35 euros , Google is selling almost at cost.

So you know, if you want music and videos from your phone on your TV, use Youtube or joining Netflix, Chromecast is the ideal choice. You can even access movies and multimedia content from Google Play, but the offer is not as high as in other devices (eg Apple TV).

There are several streamers of content, to plugging the TV, and give you access and let you access many movies and TV shows on demand . One example is the Apple TV , a small box after attaching the TV leaves you watch movies, series, play games, play music, share iPhone screen and use many applications Unlike Chromecast, here the system is more elaborate and They can do more. The new version has up control with Siri you can say what you want to look. It costs about € 80, and is the best choice for using iPhone.

But in the world of content streamers are several competitors, not as used but worth mentioning. One is the Roku, which has both a top box like the Apple TV and a small dongle called ” Streamer Roku Stick “you connect the TV and gives access to more than 2500 channels and over 300,000 movies. However, its ecosystem is not perfectly adapted to Spain.

The most versatile option . With small dongles or multimedia centers which are connected by HDMI, you can have all the functional Android TV . And that means you can use all applications and games, and include wi-fi as you can connect to the Internet. You combine a good wireless keyboard and you’re a Smart TV ideal.

The cheapest are the dongles, for example MK808B Plus that gives you € 45 Android 4.4, WiFi, Bluetooth and basically do almost everything you can do your phone, just as in TV. Another popular is the RK3188 , another dongle but with Android 4.2, 8 GB of internal memory and slot for Micro SD slots.