You can get a lot more channels and movies than Chromecast with no monthly fee but with a few caveats

The Google Chromecast ($35) is following devices that have already been available in China and Asia for over one year.

A homegrown Chinese product could be bought for $40 in 2012 and it was sporting the latest ARM core at the time (Cortex A5). It turned any HDMI TV into a giant streaming display.

Chromecast supports YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play. Netflix costs about $9/month.

You can get a lot more channels and movies with no monthly fee but you need to pay a bit more upfront and you need a techy friend who can read some chinese to help you set it up. After that you memorize the icons to navigate and surf and pick your content.

Netflix does not have sports or live news and has a more limited selection of movies.

Here is a partial list of the icons that you would to go through to access your TVPad2 content. You can get to english movies and tv but the directory interface is chinese. The setup can be set to english but only the setup and admin would be english and you have to able to navigate the interface enough to set the admin to english.

For about $200-230 on Ebay and other sources you can get a TVPad2.

HD streamer can deliver more than 100,000 movies wirelessly with new titles that are constantly added. It is Wi-Fi ready to also allow an Internet experience. It can output to HDMI and AV (regular audio/video input).

You need to have the a wifi 802.11n router with a setting of WPA2 for the TVPad 2 to work. The WPA2 encoding is needed to get to over 300 mbps.

The TVPad has english channels (BBC, ESPN, HBO) and movies as well. A listing of channels

凤凰卫视_文台
凤凰卫视资讯台
潮商卫视
湖南卫视高清
江苏卫视高清
北京卫视高清
东方卫视高清
广东卫视高清
浙江卫视高清
黑龙江卫视高清
_央一台高清
CCTV2
CCTV4
CCTV5
CCTV10
CCTV11
CCTV12
CCTV新闻
CCTV少儿
劲爆体育
风云足球
高尔夫网球
欧洲足球
BBC
CNN
HBO
国家地理
探索频道
_博财经
台湾大爱
生命电视台
法界卫视
唯心电视
東森新聞
東森綜合
TVBS
台視
華視
非凡新聞
三立國際
_博財經
探索_道
國家地理
HBO
CNN
BBC
鳳凰衛視_文台
鳳凰衛視資訊台
亞洲高清台
高清翡_台
J2
本港臺
翡_台
Pearl
atv world
南方衛視
互動新聞台
鳳凰衛視香港台
CCTV5
劲爆体育
风云足球
高尔夫足球
KBS n sports
MBC Sports
SBS ESPN
JGOLF
欧洲足球

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You can get a lot more channels and movies than Chromecast with no monthly fee but with a few caveats

The Google Chromecast ($35) is following devices that have already been available in China and Asia for over one year.

A homegrown Chinese product could be bought for $40 in 2012 and it was sporting the latest ARM core at the time (Cortex A5). It turned any HDMI TV into a giant streaming display.

Chromecast supports YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play. Netflix costs about $9/month.

You can get a lot more channels and movies with no monthly fee but you need to pay a bit more upfront and you need a techy friend who can read some chinese to help you set it up. After that you memorize the icons to navigate and surf and pick your content.

Netflix does not have sports or live news and has a more limited selection of movies.

Here is a partial list of the icons that you would to go through to access your TVPad2 content. You can get to english movies and tv but the directory interface is chinese. The setup can be set to english but only the setup and admin would be english and you have to able to navigate the interface enough to set the admin to english.

For about $200-230 on Ebay and other sources you can get a TVPad2.

HD streamer can deliver more than 100,000 movies wirelessly with new titles that are constantly added. It is Wi-Fi ready to also allow an Internet experience. It can output to HDMI and AV (regular audio/video input).

You need to have the a wifi 802.11n router with a setting of WPA2 for the TVPad 2 to work. The WPA2 encoding is needed to get to over 300 mbps.

The TVPad has english channels (BBC, ESPN, HBO) and movies as well. A listing of channels

凤凰卫视_文台
凤凰卫视资讯台
潮商卫视
湖南卫视高清
江苏卫视高清
北京卫视高清
东方卫视高清
广东卫视高清
浙江卫视高清
黑龙江卫视高清
_央一台高清
CCTV2
CCTV4
CCTV5
CCTV10
CCTV11
CCTV12
CCTV新闻
CCTV少儿
劲爆体育
风云足球
高尔夫网球
欧洲足球
BBC
CNN
HBO
国家地理
探索频道
_博财经
台湾大爱
生命电视台
法界卫视
唯心电视
東森新聞
東森綜合
TVBS
台視
華視
非凡新聞
三立國際
_博財經
探索_道
國家地理
HBO
CNN
BBC
鳳凰衛視_文台
鳳凰衛視資訊台
亞洲高清台
高清翡_台
J2
本港臺
翡_台
Pearl
atv world
南方衛視
互動新聞台
鳳凰衛視香港台
CCTV5
劲爆体育
风云足球
高尔夫足球
KBS n sports
MBC Sports
SBS ESPN
JGOLF
欧洲足球

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