"Hey Google!" That will become your new favorite saying if you go the route of the Chromecast. This little dongle--available in regular, audio-only and ultra for the HDR option--lets you stream what you're watching or listening to on your phone or tablet to your TV. It works with Google Home devices too. So just shout, "Hey Google, play Stranger Things." and off it goes, streaming that from your phone to your TV, no remote needed.
Can it spy on me
Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: No | App: Yes
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes
What does it know about me
Product uses encryption
This product doesn't use encryption by default. It relies on your home Wi-Fi network (or whatever network you are using the device on) to encrypt.
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Can I control it
If a password is required, you must change the default password
Your Wi-Fi network should be set up for a password. You'll use that when you connect this device to your Wi-Fi. Strong passwords are your friend.
Automatic security updates
Deletes data it stores on you
Has parental controls
Company shows it cares about its customers
Company manages security vulnerabilities
What could happen if something went wrong
You use this to stream on an open Wi-Fi network and people with a little technical ability could see what you are streaming and when.