I'm looking for a set top box streamer type hardware that I can use to stream the Xfinity Comcast channels that are available. If you have a Comcast account then you know you can login online through a web browser and see all those channels live. You can also select things on demand from there too. You can also download the app on your smartphone to stream those same live channels and watch those on demand shows.
How can I get this to a TV?Will the Roku 3 do the trick?
You can use a Chromecast to stream whatever you can see on a web interface.
So, I noticed that the Roku has some type of "casting" ability, but how does casting from a hand-held device really work in terms of resolution? (I don't think it is for me in my little apartment with a laptop connected to a 720p TV. There, having a 720p phone would not be an issue.) But if I were to get one of the sticks for travel, would the phone limit the "cast" material to 720p even when I connect to my sister's 1080p TV?
Adding to pbarach and m-scott's responses...keep in mind, when using Rokus and other streaming devices that don't belong to you, entering your sign in passwords will permit others to stream Prime on it as well. I believe there is a 2 streams at the same time limit, so if you're at home and streaming while your brother is watching a second Prime title, another in your house won't be able to stream something else.
Thanks for the info. I did find something that mentioned this and now I totally understand.