robert.faris wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:56 am
But I'm curious. What USP do you think a Pi based device would have compared to Chromecast, Firestick, Smart TV's with the feature built in or any number of Android "TV sticks"?
Maybe I am missing the main point to begin with. I have been assuming the Pi set up would not require any net or wifi connectivity. If it does, than I have misguided myself from out of the gate. Don't understand your use of USP.... The only advantage to Pi over the above is not needing a net connection. If it does - well - that saves me a lot of time and money I guess - because it will not work as I intended. Ha. I was looking at a way to adding more mobile phone customers by going after the cord cutters. I want to be be able to cut the WHOLE cord and reply on the phone signal data only. So any internet connection cannot be used, or the cost is not as attractive.
You will need connectivity between, say, and Android phone and the 'Cast' receiving device.
I think Chromecast and FireStick can host a local WiFi network, since that's how you configure them.. This random search hit has some info.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel- ... ernet.html
I think the Pi could do the same, but I'm not sure it has any advantages over other common devices.
P.S. USP = "unique selling point"