iconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player – It does the job so well I’m buying another for some friends.

I have go through the other reviews on below and also purchased my omnicast from mapline but i won’t be able to seriously fault this item. Ok, i agree that the software is a little bit clunky (and i’ve already bought an upgrade notification for a new download) but i’ve despatched pictures from my phone to my tv and watched a number of of my films also. I have also obtained iplayer to operate. My only moan would be that if i go far too significantly from the dongle the wi-fi appears to be to drop out a little bit but that is conveniently solved by not heading to so far absent.

I far too acquired one of these from maplin. I have set it up adhering to the simple to comply with guidance on the tv alone the moment the dongle has been inserted. I am now streaming films off of the world-wide-web to my tv. Also i am equipped to use the cell phone for other items whilst it is streaming. The guidelines require to be followed bit by bit and diligently. Download the application to your phone. You have to set up a the dongle to wirelessly hook up to your cell phone applying a password on the screen it briefly uses your wireless relationship to the net. If you adhere to the on screen recommendations and the ez app directions you will be capable to stream anything to the tv.

Acquired from maplin, and soon after a very little scratching of the head, bought to grips with it, it really is capable to mirror my mobile phone/tablet and is a great deal extra usable than the chromecast or some of the low-cost knock off mirror sticks you can get. Adhere to the directions and everything looks to work how it’s stated, the streaming software normally takes a bit of acquiring applied to but seriously not an challenge.

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IconBIT Omnicast - HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV
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2.0 of 5 stars, based on 8 reviews
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£14.99

One Comment on “iconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player – It does the job so well I’m buying another for some friends.”

  1. I’ve read the other reviews on here and also bought my omnicast from mapline but i can’t really fault this product. Ok, i agree that the software is a bit clunky (and i’ve already got an upgrade notification for a new download) but i’ve sent pics from my phone to my tv and watched a few of my videos too. I’ve also got iplayer to work. My only moan would be that if i go too far from the dongle the wi-fi seems to drop out a bit but that’s easily solved by not going to so far away.
    1. I’ve read the other reviews on here and also bought my omnicast from mapline but i can’t really fault this product. Ok, i agree that the software is a bit clunky (and i’ve already got an upgrade notification for a new download) but i’ve sent pics from my phone to my tv and watched a few of my videos too. I’ve also got iplayer to work. My only moan would be that if i go too far from the dongle the wi-fi seems to drop out a bit but that’s easily solved by not going to so far away.
  2. Bought from maplin, and after a little scratching of the head, got to grips with it, it’s able to mirror my phone/tablet and is much more usable than the chromecast or some of the cheap knock off mirror sticks you can get. Follow the instructions and everything seems to work how it’s explained, the streaming software takes a bit of getting used to but really not an issue.
  3. This review is from : IconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV

    Bought from maplin, and after a little scratching of the head, got to grips with it, it’s able to mirror my phone/tablet and is much more usable than the chromecast or some of the cheap knock off mirror sticks you can get. Follow the instructions and everything seems to work how it’s explained, the streaming software takes a bit of getting used to but really not an issue.
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    Useless device, does not fit uk tv’s without buying hmdi male/female extension lead. Google play/store does not support ezcast on galaxy 5 smart phone. Ezcast has withdrawn its download for windows pc in addition, mucked up all pc settings. A complete waste of time and money, just a piece of junk not to be touched.
  5. This review is from : IconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV

    Useless device, does not fit uk tv’s without buying hmdi male/female extension lead. Google play/store does not support ezcast on galaxy 5 smart phone. Ezcast has withdrawn its download for windows pc in addition, mucked up all pc settings. A complete waste of time and money, just a piece of junk not to be touched.
    1. Wish i could find the receipt. Wasted loads of time messing around with this and it doesn’t actually mirror anything. I wanted to be able to see exactly what’s on my laptop on my tv screen like a wireless lead. This stupid dongle makes you do everything through it’s own stupid software so everything is complicated with zero extra benefit. Eg watching a film you have to open up the excast for watching films, then through that open up the file etc. Plus i couldn’t access the internet whilst it was connected to my laptop as you couldn’t wifi both the internet and the dongle at the same time.
  6. This review is from : IconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV

    Wish i could find the receipt. Wasted loads of time messing around with this and it doesn’t actually mirror anything. I wanted to be able to see exactly what’s on my laptop on my tv screen like a wireless lead. This stupid dongle makes you do everything through it’s own stupid software so everything is complicated with zero extra benefit. Eg watching a film you have to open up the excast for watching films, then through that open up the file etc. Plus i couldn’t access the internet whilst it was connected to my laptop as you couldn’t wifi both the internet and the dongle at the same time.
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    I cannot believe the 5* reviews. “follow the instructions” – which instructions. Nothing about this has been straightforward. It is clunky and a step back into a difficult past with pc software. I have got it working however – it took an hour of frustration. It has “buffered” once while playing a downloaded youitube video but apart from that the video quality was very good and the sound was in sync. However, this device does not mirror the pc screen as our belkin screencast does; instead, it mirrors only via its own software selection – its version of the web and so on. You can mirror video and music but i cannot see anywhere that i can show a simple image file / photograph. This is probably “me” but there we are – i thought i was quite a techie with computer hardware and software.
  8. This review is from : IconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV

    I cannot believe the 5* reviews. “follow the instructions” – which instructions. Nothing about this has been straightforward. It is clunky and a step back into a difficult past with pc software. I have got it working however – it took an hour of frustration. It has “buffered” once while playing a downloaded youitube video but apart from that the video quality was very good and the sound was in sync. However, this device does not mirror the pc screen as our belkin screencast does; instead, it mirrors only via its own software selection – its version of the web and so on. You can mirror video and music but i cannot see anywhere that i can show a simple image file / photograph. This is probably “me” but there we are – i thought i was quite a techie with computer hardware and software.
    1. I too purchased one of these from maplin. I have set it up following the easy to follow instructions on the tv itself once the dongle has been inserted. I am now streaming videos off of the internet to my tv. Also i am able to use the phone for other things whilst it is streaming. The instructions need to be followed slowly and carefully. Download the app to your phone. You have to set up a the dongle to wirelessly connect to your phone using a password on the screen it temporarily uses your wireless connection to the internet. If you follow the on screen instructions and the ez app instructions you will be able to stream everything to the tv.
  9. This review is from : IconBIT Omnicast – HDMI Streaming Media Player. Play content from your mobile device on your TV

    I too purchased one of these from maplin. I have set it up following the easy to follow instructions on the tv itself once the dongle has been inserted. I am now streaming videos off of the internet to my tv. Also i am able to use the phone for other things whilst it is streaming. The instructions need to be followed slowly and carefully. Download the app to your phone. You have to set up a the dongle to wirelessly connect to your phone using a password on the screen it temporarily uses your wireless connection to the internet. If you follow the on screen instructions and the ez app instructions you will be able to stream everything to the tv.
    1. I bought one of these from maplin after a very long conversation with one of their staff who assured me i would be able to stream netflix, iplayer etc from my iphone and ipad. The truth is you simply can’t. I wasted an entire evening trying to make the iconbit do anything. The ap that you have to download to interface with the device is clunky and difficult to navigate. I’m reasonably switched on and have no bother with any other ‘techie’ stuff. I tried downloading tv programmes to my ipad and streaming them through the device, again useless. If, like me you just want to stream tv thru your internet connection to your tv , your best bet would definitely be a roku box (a little more money but worth it). I’m taking my iconbit back to maplin for a refund.
      1. I bought one of these from maplin after a very long conversation with one of their staff who assured me i would be able to stream netflix, iplayer etc from my iphone and ipad. The truth is you simply can’t. I wasted an entire evening trying to make the iconbit do anything. The ap that you have to download to interface with the device is clunky and difficult to navigate. I’m reasonably switched on and have no bother with any other ‘techie’ stuff. I tried downloading tv programmes to my ipad and streaming them through the device, again useless. If, like me you just want to stream tv thru your internet connection to your tv , your best bet would definitely be a roku box (a little more money but worth it). I’m taking my iconbit back to maplin for a refund.

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