Google Chromecast tackles Belkin Miracast streaming

Google Chromecast tackles Belkin Miracast streaming
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By Posted 22 Jan 2014, 11:47

For many months, Google’s Chromecast streaming media stick has enjoyed unrivalled success by offering consumers the option of home streaming media content, packaged in a convenient stick which opens up the world of apps for a one-off fee.

You may have heard about this kind of media viewing before, with Apple’s Apple TV. However, Google are offering you similar functionality for a much cheaper price – just $35 to buy. This price has proven to be an irresistible offer for a lot of consumers, but now there is a new competitor on the block.

The war has now begun between Google Chromecast Vs Belkin Miracast. One fundamental difference between the two media sticks, is that Belkin can offer consumers the ability to directly mirror their Android smartphone content onto a TV – in 1080p quality.

Whether this is games, videos, photos or apps it doesn’t matter, the Belkin Miracast can do it all. However, the drawback to this luxurious feature is that it comes with a higher price tag. The Belkin Miracast is over double the price at $79.99, meaning consumers face a difficult task deciding which dongle is better for them.

Does Chromecast get your vote?

Does Chromecast get your vote?

The good news is that we have a Google Chromecast review, against the Belkin Miracast for you to take a look at. The potential of mirroring whatever your smartphone is showing, is a massive advantage for many consumers.

The Belkin Miracast performs this beautifully as well and it takes less than a minute to start the connection progress – even faster than the Chromecast. Is this mirroring feature enough to warrant paying double the price though?

Watching the video below should give you the answer to this question and ultimately give you the conclusion you need on the two devices.

Or does the Belkin Miracast offer the best package?

Or does the Belkin Miracast offer the best package?

The great thing about Google’s Chromecast though is that Google has always maintained that it is still in beta and improvements are surely on the way. For $35 you can’t really go wrong, so it is all a matter of preference.

Watch the clip and let us know which media dongle you think is the better of the two. Is the Chromecast still superior at $35, or do you think the amazing mirroring quality of the Belkin Miracast in 1080p is worth the higher price tag?

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  • Eli Shirk

    I’m a big fan of the Chromecast paired with the paid version of Avia media player. I can send content stored on my phone/tablet/pc to the Chromecast to watch on the big screen. I think Chromecast will eventually have an app that supports screen mirroring.

    • Bart

      Avia is a horrbile player, as it does not deliver on its basic function of playing most popular videos properly – olny about half of my standard xvid/avis play on it. Other android players work seamlessly.

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