I am not a fan of news and television programs broadcasted in India so my tv was just lying there never being used. I had a spare CPU connected with tv but it wasn’t used extensively. You can watch movies tv-series on your laptop so why bother.
I was thinking about buying chromecast but wasn’t sure how helpful it is another option was Teewe. I was weighing on which one to buy then I realize that I have a spare board which I ordered sometime back on aliexpress when I was experimenting with arduino/raspberry pi. I realized there is a android lollipop image available for that board. Just took the micro-sdcard from my camera and flashed the image. It was okay fast. Downloaded some apps like netflix, hotstar, gaana, wynk music, google drive, one drive, youtube, tvf, Kodi etc.
I was thinking of signing into netflix then I realized let me first try Kodi. I saw some youtube videos on how to add addons on kodi and boom. It was so simple to setup everything. with tvaddons my simple plain board which was useless has made my tv a smart useful piece of entertainment system. I can watch any movie, tv -series in no time. You name it and it is there. I tried some recently released movies and it is there.
No torrent required no wait for download etc. anyway now torrent sites are getting banned in India this will also get blocked someday but for now enjoy streaming from putlocker. primewire, alluc etc