Send Video to your TV via Wi-Fi with the Plair Dongle
If you want to stream video from your Mac but donít have an Apple TV, than you are in luck! At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, a company by the name of Plair introduced a dongle that will allow users to stream any video they want directly to a TVís HDMI port over Wi-Fi.
Some of you may be wondering why anyone would want to use the dongle instead of just using something like Apple TV. The item is ideal for those who donít have Mountain Lion on their Mac and canít share their display over AirPlay and also for those who also have PCs in the house and want to stream video from that as well. These arenít the only two reasons either but basically Plair seems to be more universal than a lot of options out there.
The device works by connecting to your TVís HDMI port and will stream any video from your Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android onto your big screen. Users just have to download the Plair app and theyíll be able to have everything working. Youíll be able to stream video to your iPhone too with the Plair app, but due to licensing issues, only a certain number of shows will be available.
The dongle isnít chock full of features compared to some of its alternatives such as the Apple TV or Roku. This means no Netflix or Hulu, but users are still given the option to stream those services from their computer to their TV. The dongle will be sporting a $99 price tag once itís launched with an expected release sometime in Q2 of 2013.
via Gizmodo Australia