How To Replace Your Streaming Stick/Box, With Your Phone

By: The BitMar Team.

Do you remember, when streaming sticks/boxes first hit the market? It meant that we no longer had to replace our TV sets, as often. Afterall, the TV set simply became a dumb display, as all of the 'smart' features were now concentrated within the stick/box. Well, now there is something even better: It involves using your smartphone; so that you do not have to keep replacing your streaming sticks/boxes, as often. Think of the savings.

Roku — one of the leading manufacturers of streaming sticks, and boxes — has reported that it will only support critical updates, on some of its physical products: "These players will continue to stream and receive critical updates, but will no longer get new features or streaming channels, updates to existing channels, or other software-related updates," read the official information.

Just like your phone and the Bluetooth speaker replaced the stereo... your smartphone can also replace your entire streaming stick/box, and or Cable/Satellite box. Your phone becomes your remote; wherein you would control playback, and volume -- all, from the comfort of your sofa, through your phone.

Different Connecting Technologies:

You may wirelessly connect your smartphone directly to your TV set, if your TV set is already compatible with wireless displaying technologies. In this case, simply refer to your TV set user's manual. Otherwise, you may still wirelessly connect your smartphone to your streaming stick, and/or streaming box -- such, as: Your Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, among others. In this case, simply refer to your streaming device user's manual. There are three, main, wireless connecting technologies, that works with each type of device.

Google (Android) Chromecast:

Google's Chromecast platform is based on a non-proprietary technology, called Miracast (more on this, later.) If you use an Android device, either your TV set, or your streaming device must be compatible with Chromecast. Keep in mind: That some iPhone/iPad apps may be compatible with Chromecast.

Apple (iPhone/iPad) AirPlay:

On the other hand, if you use an iPhone/iPad device, either your TV set, or your streaming device must be compatible with AirPlay; which is the Apple version of Chromecast.

Windows PC (Miracast):

You may also connect your laptop, or desktop computer, to your big screen. If so, the technology used to accomplish this would be Miracast. By the way: Most Chromecast devices are also Miracast friendly, since -- as mentioned -- the Chromecast platform is based on Miracast technology.

Streaming Content:

You may continue using all of the same apps that you currently run on your phone -- just as before. The only difference is that your content would display on your big screen, whenever you connect it, wirelessly.

If your goal is to save money, we recommend cutting down on streaming services that you may not always use. If so, you can probably get by with an all-in-one streaming service, like: BitMar.

BitMar is an all-in-one streaming platform; that connects you to millions of full movies, TV shows, channels, videos, and songs (from different worldwide sources on the Web), on the screens that you already own, for a one-time payment, of only: $99.99 USD.

BitMar operates as a content finder, using the same technology behind the Bing search engine. However, unlike most Web search engines, BitMar has been specifically optimized to find you full streaming content, in any language, from anywhere in the World. In fact, BitMar provides access to more movies, and TV shows, than: Cable, Satellite, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, combined... and more songs than Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, and Apple Music, combined. You may use/display BitMar on virtually any device, while it only costs a one-time purchase, of: $99.99 (U.S.D.); for unlimited streaming access. Feel free to learn more, at: