Lots of us jumped on the HD bandwagon the moment HDTVs became available. By being early adopters, we got to enjoy the benefits of HD content from the get-go. Unfortunately, the early equipment needed to watch HDTV was quickly rendered obsolete by better performing, more attractive, and smarter products.
Early HDTVs were strictly high-definition televisions. But modern HDTVs are essentially all-in-one computers that can run apps, access the Web, handle games, and do all sorts of other cool stuff.
If you have an older HDTV without any "smart" features and you can't afford or just don't want to upgrade to a newer, more capable set yet, you may be interested in these fairly inexpensive devices for adding smart features to your existing set. Cast away
Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle ($35) is a very affordable way to add some useful capabilities to a TV. It doesn't add any smart features to an HDTV by itself; but after you install the Chromecast app on an iOS or Android device, you can send content from supported streaming sourcesNetflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Google Play Music & Movies, and a host of othersto an HDTV. You can also send content from the Google Chrome browser on a Mac or Windows system to a Chromecast device, if you've installed the free Google Cast plug-in.Google's affordable Chromecast HDMI dongle enables users to send content from a mobile device or PC running the Google Chrome browser directly to an HDTV.
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