Everyone seems to want to jump on the streaming bandwagon these days. Tap or click here for nine streaming service pro tips to save money. But what if you don’t have a smart TV?
That’s when you should turn to these discrete gadgets that plug straight into your TV’s HDMI port. Setup is simple, and you can access all the streaming services you love.
The best part? Each of these devices is less than $30. Here are our favorite affordable streaming gadgets that can transform your regular television into a smart TV.
Best streaming for PC or mobile users
If you have all your favorite streaming channels on your phone or computer, Google Chromecast is the best device for you. Chromecast doesn’t come with any apps on it. In fact, its sole purpose is to cast shows from your computer, tablet, laptop or phone.
Simply connect your device to Chromecast, and your TV will display whatever show, movie, music or games you’re watching or listening to.
Promising Review: “They work great! Easy to cast from my phone to whichever TV I want…stream music too. Works with my Google home device to control with my voice or tell her to stream a show. Pretty cool.”
Promising review: "Have purchased several Fire TV sticks in past. Just purchased this new "lite" version of it for an additional television of mine. Works just as well as any other version of the Fire TV Stick. Super easy to set up and get started with it. Highly recommended."
Promising review: "I bought this for my second television and it is much faster than the Roku stick I have in the other television. For the price, you can't beat it! Extremely easy to set up and use. No complaints. I'm going to replace my Roku stick with this device."