Apple TV alternative: Wireless HDMI dongle from ELEGIANT

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The ELEGIANT Mini HDMI dongle is a device for your television set or Smart TV, with which you can wirelessly send pictures, videos, music, presentations and more to the television set or a projector. The device is suitable as an Apple TV alternative for around 25 euros within certain limits and with a few extras. Before you buy, you should know what and from which sources you want to stream - but content up to Full HD 1080p is supported and the customer ratings on Amazon are very, very good!

Apple TV alternative: Wireless HDMI dongle from ELEGIANT - in addition to iOS, also intended for mirroring and streaming Android, Windows and macOS. Does not support copyright material such as Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon Video.

Apple TV alternative: Wireless HDMI dongle from ELEGIANT - in addition to iOS, also intended for mirroring and streaming Android, Windows and macOS. Does not support copyright material such as Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon Video.

Apple TV alternative: ELEGIANT Mini HDMI dongle

You can not only stream content from an Apple iPhone, Apple iPad or Apple iPod with iOS via this device to the television or Smart TV. Android smartphones and tablets, systems with Windows, Apple Mac computers and other devices can also send their signals wirelessly via Wifi to the dongle, which then reproduces the audio, video and image signals accordingly. In addition to connection via HDMI, connection via AV adapter cable is also possible - ideal if an older television is to be used for streaming.

Basically everything you need is included in the scope of delivery:

  • ELEGIANT mirroring dongle
  • Micro USB cable
  • AV adapter cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Manual

No streaming from Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Video, etc.

As indicated above and shown on the graphic, the HDMI WiFi dongle from ELEGIANT is only partially suitable as an Apple TV alternative - especially with the new one Apple TV 4K the possibilities for enjoying multimedia content are increasing to the exorbitant. In addition to 4K content from Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes and Co., there is also new sports and news content on the new version of Apple TV. But if you mainly want to mirror your operating system, display office applications, stream YouTube or display other approved content on the television, then the investment of just under 25 euros is worthwhile.

Customer reviews, customer questions and answers

At Amazon there are currently 27 reviews for the Wireless HDMI dongle from ELEGIANT. 25 of these ratings have been awarded 5 stars and positive reviews. A review comes with 4 stars, but is also written with praise. And then there's a one-star review; it describes that the device "hangs" when used with Android and does not work at all with iOS 11. But since iOS 11 is still quite new and it may have been used with a beta, I wouldn't give it much attention. If in doubt, you can send the dongle back.

Here are two quotes from positive customer reviews:

"The HDMI dongle comes as a small, light and beautifully designed device. It can be easily connected to the "old", not smart TV and the connection with the iPad or iPhone worked without any problems. At the price a great alternative if you don't necessarily want to buy a new Smart TV again just to stream content from the mobile devices to the TV."

"Connecting to my Samsung TV was super easy and I don't think anyone will fail. Then a quick look at the instructions and you will quickly know what to do. Then my cell phone was already connected to my TV. It didn't take 5 minutes. Everything worked really well. But when I was on Netflix everything worked, except for the playback of the series and films, which I think is a shame."

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2 comments

  1. Dietmar says:

    Theoretically, could one also stream the music stored on iTunes from a Macmini via Airplay to an AV receiver connected to the ELEGIANT mini HDMI dongle (almost as a replacement for AirPort-Eypress)?

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Dietmar! Yes, the device can be used for precisely this purpose. The Elegiant Mini's customer reviews also show that in practice it works to send airplay to non-airplay enabled devices. Airplay 2 (Multiroom) is not supported, but this is not a problem in your case.

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