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Topic # 128789 23-Aug-2013 12:08
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Hi,


"PPLink is a Chromecast-like device, which will soon be launched by China-based PPTV. The similarities are striking. For a start, the PPLink is expected to retail for 199 RMB (US$32) compared with the US$35 Google Chromecast. Both dongles are designed to be connected directly to the HDMI port of a TV, letting users stream videos from a mobile device to the display through their homes' Wi-Fi routers.

The mobile device also doubles as a remote control for these dongles. However, the PPLink also comes with AirPlay and DLNA technologies, providing screen-mirroring capability with iOS devices and media-sharing function. The PPLink will be available this Friday, but is unlikely to be launched outside of China."

PPTV making its own Chromecast dongle?

Not a surprising development given the open protocol underlying Chromecast.  Nice to see AirPlay and DLNA, but China only is a disappointment

Any suggestions on how to obtain one of these anyway?


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  Reply # 883348 23-Aug-2013 12:49
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I suspect enterprising Chinese eBayers will make this available outside China within no time at all.

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  Reply # 883357 23-Aug-2013 12:57
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I think I would pay the few $'s more for a Google device.

I wonder how these compare, they may not have that watch a movie on any device feature but costs look the same at $43us with free shipping to NZ. http://dx.com/p/measy-u1a-android-4-0-google-tv-player-w-wi-fi-tf-1gb-ram-4gb-rom-white-161925

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  Reply # 883472 23-Aug-2013 15:55
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Kyanar: I suspect enterprising Chinese eBayers will make this available outside China within no time at all.


Wonder if it's got hard coded DNS entries??  Suspect not..




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