Want to play vintage console games on your big screen TV, but don’t want vintage, bulky consoles in your living room? If you have an Android phone, you can now do so for merely $55. Here’s how.
First, you’ll need a $35 Chromecast, an HDMI device you plug into your TV which allows your TV screen to mirror your Android phone. This capability is limited to select phones but that should expand in the future. Unfortunately, my Moto G isn’t capable of mirroring via Chromecast, so I don’t know if there’s lag between what’s on the phone and on TV. For those of you who can test it, please leave a comment about your experience!
Next, download an emulator app like Super GNES ($4 for the pro version). We won’t talk about how you, uh, acquire ROMs (basically, Super Nintendo game software), but you can find them easily on the Internet and they are mostly free.