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Old 10-19-2017, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Advice please - smart tv/internet/video

Hello All.

I'm hoping to get some advice on a project I'm working on. My goal is to hang a smart tv in my little store and have it play a video. I have WIFI available, but I want to be able to cue up and play the looping video remotely (ie NOT use a thumb drive or connect physically to a pc).

Does anyone have a recommendation of what I could cobble together to make this work?

Thank you! -Kendra

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Old 10-20-2017, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try Chromecast or something similar - you plug it into the TV's HDMI port and you can stream video to it from a mobile device, like your phone or a tablet.

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Old 10-20-2017, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you! Does that mean that it streams all the time or that it will simply download the new file and play (ie wifi used only for the download)?

thanks again!
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It would constantly stream from the device.

Alternative would be something like a Roku or FireStick where you can store the file(s) on the device itself.
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