While Google ChromeCast and products like Xiaomi Mi TV Stick supports wireless screen-sharing and wireless streaming, they come with a caveat that may not make them the best solution in all cases
- An mobile app to control them
- A google account to use them
Especially the google account makes it a no-go for me.
However, if all you want it to stream Netflix etc., both these products might be a better option for you.
But if all you are interested in is a wireless screen for your pc or mobile device, there are other, simpler options
Miracast is only available on newer pc-systems. Most Windows pc’s will support it, as well as some Linux-based ones. Use the links below to find out if your system do.
In my case, I found an inexpensive second-hand AnyCast M2 Plus device which plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and USB port (for power)
My AnyCast device surprisingly turned out to be a counterfeit one – but it still works ok.
With Miracast, all you need to do (if your pc supports it):
- Plug Miracast device into HDMI port on TV (and with some kind of USB power supply)
- In Windows, add Wireless display connection (Windows-key + P -> Add wireless display)
- Drag the content you want to see to the new screen added to your Windows pc
Find more details here.