As a musician I am on YouTube a lot and the D-Link MovieNite Streaming Media Player I purchased for that was not as reliable nor as versatile as I had hoped. This device, though was practically made for connecting YouTube to my TV and controlling it with my Samsung Galaxy Note II or my wheezing old Windows XP laptop.
Yes, this will do more than YouTube, but I also have a Roku and that does the Amazon Prime movies I want. This is my YouTube box and it works perfectly. Installation entailed first plugging this into one of the two HDMI ports on my TV and attaching power. Since my TV has an USB port I use it for power, but the device comes with a wall wart for a USB cable too. The next step required downloading the Chromecast and YouTube apps for my Note II and connecting to my network. Now when I bring up YouTube there is a 'Cast' icon I can press to watch whichever videos or clips I bring up in a search or from my favorites.
The app I loaded also will detect and work on my friend's Chromecast when I am at her house, so in a way this is a universal remote. She is using an iPhone 4S and went through basically the same install process, although she is also using NetFlix with hers. Like me she has a Roku plugged into her second HDMI port. She uses that device more than I do, but out needs are different.
Overall, I can heartily recommend this for folks who spend a lot of time on YouTube, even if they have another streaming box like the Roku. I am not so sure that I would get this as a general purpose streaming device - at least at this point - if I wanted movies from other sources. In that category the Roku seems to have many more options (at this point in time) and is a more mature and versatile platform. However, for YouTube this is THE solution in my opinion.
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