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Why do you need a WiFi dongle even if you already have a smart TV

Since many smart TVs already support screen mirroring, why would it be a good idea to invest in a Wi-Fi dongle to mirror or stream the content from your mobile devices?

Today, we are going to share the differences between using TVs with built-in Wi-Fi to mirror and using a Wi-Fi dongle to cast and we will also let you know why you need a Wi-Fi dongle.

1. Better Hardware Performance

Professional screen mirroring chip.

When it comes to cost-saving, most smart TVs won’t equip an extra chip to provide streaming or mirroring function. Most of them rely on the TV chipset and the software to deal with the work of screen mirroring. 

Without occupying the computing resources and memory of the smart TV, a Wi-Fi dongle will process all the data and the information in its integrated chip. The smart TV only works for displaying the content. In this way, the smart TV can be used for a long-time without lag.

2. Better Compatibility

Wireless screen dongle compatible with multiple platforms.

The streaming or mirroring function that smart TVs provide is really basic. That means their decoding performance is not guaranteed and might affect your viewing experience.

Moreover, most smart TVs only support a few OS. 

Using a Wi-Fi dongle can solve the problems that smart TVs might make you face. For example, the EZCast wireless display receivers can support all popular OS devices to stream or mirror the content from apps, such as YouTube.

3. Network Optimization

Exclusive WiFi projection optimization technology.

Now, most smart TVs support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks only, therefore, you may find it's hard for you to cast 4K content to your smart TV.

Most dongles that are above 25 USD support 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi networks. 5GHz not only can provide 2-3 times faster speed than 2.4GHz networks but can reduce signal interference, allowing you to stream true 4K contents to your smart TV smoothly.
EZCast wireless display receivers support 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi networks, allowing you to choose one according to your needs.

4. Ad-free Interface

The dongle is clean and ad-free.

Many smart TVs and TV boxes have annoying advertisements that pop off, which usually takes 1-2 minutes before you can mirror content.

As consumers, we certainly prefer no advertising.

EZCast wireless display receivers don't display advertisements on your TV. The dongles will play your content in seconds once you power it on.

5. Rich Functionalities

Wireless screen dongle that supports multiple functions

Most smart TVs only provide basic screen mirroring functions. Users can only play one episode after another by manual settings, opening the mobile phone to manually select the next episode and play.

Now, using the companion EZCast App to create a playlist, you can easily enjoy episode by episode by playing it automatically without being disturbed.

Besides, you can also use the EZCast App to play music through your TV, cast your mobile phone camera in real-time(using it as a document camera), play what the surveillance camera recorded, etc.

In comparison, the wireless display receivers can not only provide more functions but meet more usage scenarios and purposes.

Buying a wireless display dongle can make you have a more comfortable screen mirroring experience, plus it will be a cost-effective choice!

EZCast wireless display receivers now are available at Amazon stores. Use the promo code:  EZDongle11 to enjoy 5% off on everything in a limited time.

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