My in-laws from the Philippines are coming to visit and staying with us for a couple months so I'm trying to setup a way to watch tfc.tv
(The Filipino Channel) on our tv. Worst case scenario, I have a chromecast so I can cast a chrome tab from my pc to the tv. But I'd like to avoid this since my wife works from home and uses the pc during the day. And my in-laws are older and not too tech savvy.
So I'm looking for a fairly cheap device that'll let me stream the tfc.tv content to the tv. If it helps, tfc.tv has an android app (that doesn't support chromecast) and an XBMC plugin
. I also have a roku 3, chromecast, a raspberry pi, and we have android phones and tablets in the house.
My first idea is to cast from the android phone/tablet to the chromecast. But since the app doesn't support chromecast, and the website uses flash, my only other option here would be to mirror the whole screen, which I'm unable to get to work at the moment.
My next idea then was to build a web kiosk device using my raspberry pi. But since the tfc.tv uses flash, I probably won't be able to play the videos on there. Since this did not work, I am now trying to install Raspbmc on the rpi to see if I could get XBMC with the tfc.tv plugin to run smoothly.
My final idea for now is to grab an android tv stick, since tfc.tv already has an android app. I have no experience with these though so I'm not sure what to grab. I'm a bit interested with the Amazon Fire TV stick as well, which I've read can be rooted to install XBMC.
So finally, I was wondering if you guys could either suggest an affordable android tv stick for me that can play web videos well, or suggest a different setup I could try. Since they're only going to be here for a couple months, I would like to keep cost down, but would also like to provide a smooth watching experience.
Thanks in advance.
- need to stream tfc.tv to TV
- I have a chromecast, roku 3, raspbery pi, android phones/tablet
- I'm interested in buying an android tv stick or similar device