The EZCast is a screen mirroring device. It’ll mirror the content & sound from a monitor on a gadget to a monitor on a television. What’s displayed on the small monitor of your smartphone or tablet is “cast” to the big-screen on the Television. The content may be videos, images, documents or music. Except sounds the content display simultaneously demonstrates on the casting gadget. The wifi EZCast accomplishes its objective by performing as a remote router to which your computing gadget connects wirelessly. All content & processing demand, e.g., a connection to a Netflix account is accomplished via the computer. The device only casts the monitor. This could be either a pros or cons relying upon your circumstance. As the datacard is doing very little in the way of computer processing, it’s tolerant of anything the computing tool can deliver to it.
When it comes to Chromecast, the gadget joins your local network via your router. Apps need to be “Chromecast enabled” in order to play. The enabled apps list currently includes the major service providers including Netflix, Hulu+ and others. The list is growing. The number of video formats supported by the device is limited. Mp4 videos will play without problems. Other formats such as avi, xvid and mkv will need conversion. On a desktop computer playing is accomplished with the assistance of the Chrome web browser and an appropriate add-on. Other video formats can be played with a Chrome web app called Videostream. Videostream usually works well, but when it doesn’t, troubleshooting can be tricky. On mobile devices Chrome does not support add-ons but there are other apps, e.g., Realplayer, that are Chromecast enabled.
The setup of both dongles is fairly easy. However, the guide for the EZCast is pretty easier in comparison to chromecast. The necessary information will be displayed on the TV screen when the gadget is plugged in. The Chromecast must join the existing network. The user will need to enter the password for the network.
So we see that both gadgets have their good points and not so good points and what the end user intends to do with the gadget is very important. Personally, I believe that the installation of the Wifi EZ Cast dongle on my desktop Mac from which I cast videos to a TV not too far away is an improvement over the Chrome/ Videostream arrangement.
I would better recommend EZCast dongle if you are after better streaming experience on large TV monitor.