YouTube on the Big Screen
Wed, 09/20/2017 – 10:32
For years I’ve been jealous of folks with iOS devices who could just send
their phone screens to their Apple TV devices. It seems like the Android
screen-mirroring protocols never work right for me. My Sony Xperia has
multiple types of screen mirroring, and none of them seem to work on my
smart TVs or Roku devices.
YouTube is a completely different story. It doesn’t matter if I’m on a
laptop, iPhone, Android device or Chromebook, I can «cast» the video
to any of my Roku devices or smart TVs without any problems at all. It
works and works well. The great part about casting is you can shut off
the connection from the sending device, and it keeps playing! Because 95%
of the stuff I want to display on the TV from my phone is YouTube videos,
I couldn’t be happier. Plus, I can check email on my phone while the
family watches the latest «Bad Lip Reading» video on the big screen! Take
that Apple TV!