Smart TV’s don’t exist in every household, with many people still using “dumb” TV’s on a day-to-day basis. Up until fairly recently, to get various streaming services (the likes of Netflix, Amazon Video, Google Movies, Now TV, YouTube etc.) onto the aforementioned “dumb” TV, you would have had to have hooked up a laptop/HTPC (Home Theatre PC) to your TV, or suffer poor performance from the streaming sticks of yore. Roku have a great, budget option for TV’s up to Full HD (1080p) resolution: the Roku Express.
The TeckNet 3 Port HDMI Switcher is one of those devices you don’t know you need. I definitely didn’t know I needed one until after I purchased it (I kind of did… hence purchasing it!). The concept behind this device is simple: Have the ability to use 3 x HDMI devices – over a single HDMI cable, thus freeing up port space on your TV as well as ugly cable trails!