It's funny. Smartphone and tablet makers have been putting a lot of effort into making TVs of late. Samsung, LG and Sony all have their own Smart TVs, even as people increasingly shift their viewing and content consumption away from TV and toward mobile devices. Nielsen says 30 million are already watching Tv on their mobile device. So what's the point? A new arrival in Samsung accessories at Pure Mobile will make sense of it all.
Samsung's AllShare Cast Dongle gives you the screen size of a TV with the convenience you get from streaming video on your phone. Compatible with Samsung devices, like the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy 10.1, this fun gadget allows you to wirelessly display anything on your phone right onto your TV screen.
Basically, you just connect the AllShare Cast Dongle to your TV's HDMI port and you can view anything – from video games and pictures to video you may be streaming on WiFi – on your TV in full 1080p resolution, without the need for any data cables.
So maybe smart TV makers like Samsung aren't so crazy after all. Even though people love streaming content, they'll always prefer a bigger screen when they're at home. And as along as Samsung's designing official accessories that give users the best of both worlds, their TVs should stay as relevant as their phones for some time yet.