Post Reply Using HTC Media Link to play Crunchyroll On A TV
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Posted 8/23/13
I'm thinking of buying a HTC Media Link http://www.htc.com/www/accessories/htc-media-link-hd/ to play Crunchyroll videos from the android app on the fly to a tv i connect the media link to... Will it work? I kinda thought it would because it works with youtube videos... Can anyone confirm if it can?
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Posted 8/24/13
I guess not xD
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Posted 8/24/13 , edited 8/24/13

Goibag wrote:I'm thinking of buying a HTC Media Link http://www.htc.com/www/accessories/htc-media-link-hd/ to play Crunchyroll videos from the android app on the fly to a tv i connect the media link to... Will it work? I kinda thought it would because it works with youtube videos... Can anyone confirm if it can?


From the reviews on that page, it looks like a mixed bag especially for mirroring (some stuttering?), which is probably the reason why you think you want it. DLNA for playing recorded files might be OK, but re-streaming something (CR) once their android app gets rewritten with better resolution is likely to be not as pleasant.

You'd be further ahead to spend $100 on a ROKU 3 (CR app soon to have 720, possibly even 1080 within the next week or three) or an Apple TV box (CR app already possible to have 1080), hard-cabled to your router with a cat-5 connection (forget wireless). Or if you feel like waiting for CR development to do something with it (I wouldn't) you could get on the waiting list for a Chromecast dongle for 35$, but I'm not sure if the android Chrome browser has the beta mirroring in it... And even then you'd be re-streaming again (until CR decides whether to put native support in), which would also probably strain your phone's CPU and not provide smooth video until then.

I prefer the Roku, myself, because of all the hundreds of other channels that you can have available besides CR. There's even an android remote control app to control the ROKU too, but other than for typing in searches, I usually use the supplied remote because of the headphone jack it has for "silent" listening at night when others are sleeping, and I don't always want to have a phone (or my Kindle) up and running just to watch TV.

Of course, these are just my own personal free opinions, so they're only worth as much as you paid for them...feel free to ignore me.
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Posted 8/24/13
I managed to get it cheap at £45 so il see how bit goes. My phones cpu is 1.7ghz and I have pretty good internet speed so it shouldn't be too bad!
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