Chromecast’s Alternatives (Updated)

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by Melissa C.

Latest News: Amazon Fire TV has just been launched on the 2nd of April, 2014. Read about it’s features, some hot trending facts as well as what you can do about it in comparison to Chromecast!


You’ve probably heard off or used Chromecast before deciding to look for an alternative. However, I’m just going to explain a little bit more for those who haven’t. Chromecast is practically an USB drive or stick that you can connect to your TV’s HDMI port in order to playback contents from your mobile phones, tablets or netbooks. At this very moment, it only supports Android-operating devices, iPhones, iPad, Chrome for Mac and Windows. You can also watch online videos from popular sites such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome.



If you like the idea of controlling the TV with your portable device, you’ll have to download the Chromecast app beforehand. It’s very easy to set up and all you have to do is just plug-it in, connects your device through Wi-Fi and then start watching! But to be fair and honest, there are also some downsides to it as well (i.e. lack of supported apps or devices). Hence, I’ve compared a few Chromecast’s alternatives.


comparison of Chromecast's alternatives


Other than Airplay which costs nothing, the Wondershare Video Player is also FREE for download. Similar to Airplay’s downsides, the player is only meant for Android users. However, please stay in tuned for the release of the iOS version.


Instead of connecting or playing your files with an USB stick, adapter or player, you can seamlessly transfer your files to any nearby devices or TV by simply connecting through the UPnP/DLNA network.


The range of supported videos apps falls nothing short of the compared alternatives such as YouTube, Vevo, Dailymotion, Metacafe,, Vimeo and much more. You can also easily stream your local files from your devices. The Wondershare Video Player can be downloaded right HERE or from Google Play.


Try it out now and compare it for yourself!


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