Small-to-Large Screen Options

Wired (HDMI)

If you want the bullet-proof solution that just works (and works well with volunteers who aren't tech-savvy) then choose a wired solution coming from a tablet or a laptop. Device options and videos are below.

Android Boxes

Android TV boxes are an easy way to turn your TV into a computer and run the Chrome browser. Just connect up via HDMI, add a keyboard for easy typing, and you are ready to start streaming to your TV.

Wireless

If you have iPads or Laptops, this is a great solution! It is clean, fast, and easy. Cast from an iPad to an AppleTV or from the Chrome Browser (non-tablet) straight to a ChromeCast device. Video and details are below.

Wired (HDMI)

PLEASE NOTE: We do not support the hardware, we have just purchased it and tried it out.

Choose a wired device that will make connecting to your TV a breeze. Here is the hardware we have tried out:

HDMI Tablet

Tablet with HDMI Port (~$130)

Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable (~$8)

Tablet Wall Mount (~$45) and Tablet Lock (~$15)

HDMI From Laptop

Any ChromeOS (Chromebook), Windows PC, or Apple laptops with HDMI ports.

Positives
  • Bulletproof connection
  • Other uses possible
  • Intuitive interface
Negatives
  • Connection (wire) is clunky
  • Portable devices can walk-off

Android TV Boxes

PLEASE NOTE: We do not support the hardware, we have just purchased it and tried it out.

Android TV Boxes allow you to run the Chrome browser on your TV with a keyboard!

Android TV Box Solution

Vankyo Android 9.0 TV Box (~$60)

A5X MAX Android 9.0 TV Box (~$50)

Wireless Keyboard/Mouse (~$30)

Positives
  • Inexpensive
  • Clean connection
  • Keyboard compatible
Negatives
  • Interface a little clunky
  • Must update apps on set-up

Wireless

PLEASE NOTE: We do not support the hardware, we have just purchased it and tried it out.

Wireless is beautiful and seemless - if using the right hardware! If you have it, this is a great solution.

Apple Wireless Solutions

iPads (~$329 new, ~$199 renewed)

AppleTV (~$169)

Chrome Wireless Solutions

Chromecast (~$35)

Any ChromeOS (Chromebook), Windows PC, or Apple laptops (running Chrome Browser). NOTE: iPads and Android Tablets/Phones do not work well with Chromecast.

Chromebook Laptop (~$260)

Chromebook Convertable (~$200)

Positives
  • Seemless Connections
  • Wireless!
Negatives
  • Expensive
  • Portable devices can walk-off

Solutions that Don't Work

Smart TV Browsers

Smart TVs often have browsers built into them but they are often over simplified and less functional than regular browsers. If your smart TV does not have Chrome (the browser) it will likely not run well.

Amazon Fire Tablets

Fire tablets look great because they are so inexpensive, but Amazon restricts installs to their app store. This means you can't get the Chrome browser and this site will not run well.

Roku/Firestick/Etc

There are many devices that can give you access to streaming content like Roku or Firestick, but they don't work well with the Chrome browser. Avoid these as a solution for streaming from our sites.