4 Ways To Skip The Apple Television And Be Glad You Did

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Are you unimpressed with all the Apple television hype?You still have options to bring a smart TV into your home afordably.

The best part is that you won’t even need to buy a new TV.

These HDMI sticks are only the size of a USB drive, but they turn your television into a full-featured Android computer.

Instead of shelling out who-knows-how-much money for the Apple television, most of these can be acquired for less than $100.

You’ll be playing games, watching movies, and browsing the web, all from your television as quickly as you can plug one in.

Equiso Smart TV

Equiso is currently raising money on Kickstarter to fund the production of its Smart TV. Browse the web, play games, watch movies, and use apps all from your television with help from the special 'air remote' that comes with it.

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Pocket TV

The Pocket TV is also raising money on Kickstarter. It fills the same need as the Smart TV, but it's noticeably more expensive.

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Roku Streaming Stick

If you'd rather go with a more name-brand company, check out the Roku Streaming Stick. This device will let you stream video in full-blown 1080p and provides you access to 400 Roku channels.

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Always Innovating HDMI Dongle

Plainly-named but feature-packed, the HDMI Dongle is the device that started it all. It turns your television into an Android-powered computer. But keep in mind that the HDMI Dongle requires a USB connection to power it.

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