EZCast and Roku Streaming Stick are among the HDMI dongles that turn any TV into smart. Where Roku is known for the quality of the control application and the extensive content library, whereas EZCast is simpler in terms of functionality, but is sold at lower prices. However, which of the two may be the best choice? However, which device has an edge over the other. This is what we will be discussing today, so if you too are confused between the two devices, then this guide will be of huge importance for you.
The two handsets offer a wireless connection that can switch between 2.4 and 5 GHz networks, depending on the conditions of the user’s network environment. However, EZCast has an advantage in this department. Unlike Roku, it can be connected directly to the cell phone or PC to perform streaming, dispensing a router. If you have a video to watch on TV, simply stream the PC to EZCast directly, without the need for an internet network. Roku does not allow this because it requires a Wi-Fi network to work.
Features: Roku Streaming Stick
The detail of the local connectivity, however, is compensated in Roku thanks to the experience of refined use. Compatible with popular streaming services, the dongle has an interface with good content navigation, good performance for Full HD playback and is more complete than the rival in terms of access to distribution channels for movies, series, videos in general and even live TV.
The Roku is sold with a specific remote control and can work with applications exclusively for iOS and Android. EZCast can be controlled remotely, but since it uses DLNA and AirPlay protocols, it will require you to leave the screen on all the time.
On the other hand, EZCast acts as a device more directed to those who already have videos, movies, and series on the PC, tablet or cell phone and just want to transmit this material to the TV without the use of wires.
Roku is a more complete and functional alternative since it allows access to a large number of content distribution channels, ranging from streaming services to live TV.
However, there is a problem in that, since Roku is not sold officially in Brazil, and that means that a lot of channels available on the platform are blocked in the country, greatly restricting the potential of the device here.
In this sense, EZCast has an advantage. The dongle, simpler, ends up being limited only by what the user has in terms of multimedia content. However, using services such as YouTube and Netflix is not as functional as Roku, since EZCast simply mirrors your smartphone screen without native, optimized applications. Because of this, the result in the criterion is a tie.
With a simpler profile in terms of services and features, Unlike Roku, the device has only one version, which helps lessen the confusion when it comes to researching and buying a unit. Interested in the Roku, first of all, they need to define what they need the device to know the best choice among the six versions of the device.
EZCast has the lowest price, as you can find it for less than $35 in some stores. Whereas Roku sells for $49.99 in the United States.
EZCast and Roku do basically the same thing, but in very different ways from each other. In general, the choice for both is circumstantial. The consumer needs, above all else, to have a very precise idea of what they need when it comes to streaming to the TV.
If the idea is to watch videos from your PC, EZCast will suit your needs very well and you can see it as a kind of option to HDMI. The broadcast will be wireless and quality, all without even needing the internet. However, if the idea is to stream and access the content of this type, Roku has better performance and a more organized interface. Unlike EZCast, Roku works well with streaming services and online videos.