Cast video/audio over Ethernet using EZCast Magic Ether (review)

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Cast video/audio over Ethernet using EZCast Magic Ether (review)
Cast video/audio over Ethernet using EZCast Magic Ether (review)

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EZCast Magic Ether is one of those products that you are not sure you need but once you have one you don’t want to give it up up.

What does EZCast Magic Ether do? It is a dongle with an HDMI output on one side and an Ethernet input on the other. Ergo, you can cast (a very loose term) audio and video over Ethernet from any device connected to the home Wi-Fi or Ethernet network.

The main advantage is that Ethernet is much faster and more reliable than Wi-Fi casting. And the biggest drawback is that you need a spare Ethernet port near your TV or monitor.

EZCast EZCast (Action Microelectronics) is a Taiwanese company (est. 2006). EZCast has patents in more than 30 countries. It designs custom SoCs for audio/video/wireless broadcasting. The technology is used by the leading manufacturers of routers, monitors and projectors. More You can read more GadgetGuy EZCast news and reviews here

It gets a little clearer once you realize it’s casting audio and video over WiFi home network to an Ethernet connected display.

Plug an Ethernet cable from a router or switch into the dongle. It broadcasts up to 1080p@60Hz, so it takes no bandwidth. The following is micro USB power. All you need is 5V/1A/5W, so it can be disabled from most USB-A 2.0 devices or higher.

You can mirror or extend your screen up to 1920×1080@60Hz. If you select extend, it’s an extra independent screen with full mouse support – useful for adding an extra screen. You can also cast video or music from a NAS (network-attached storage),

Make sure the Google Home app is installed and works for smart speakers etc. This also gives you voice control (not tested) Open Google Home and scroll down to ‘Other casting devices’ where you will see EZCast Magic Ether. Start casting and you will see your screen (mirror) first and then let it cast the screen of the device that you can cast anything on.

The EZCast privacy policy is pretty standard. It blinks up a privacy warning that whatever you cast is visible to whatever casting protocol you’re using.

EZCast clarifies that as a Chinese company, it is subject to Chinese law. We’ve reviewed EZCast products before and think it’s a long-term reputable company.

In general, it’s not more intrusive than Google or Facebook – at least it will limit all ads to its products. If you have sensitive information, it’s best to use Google TV or Apple TV devices.

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