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Turn An Android Device Into A Pocket-Size Media Center

•, By Adam Dachis
 The notion that a home entertainment center must be in your actual home is antiquated. With an off-the-shelf adapter and a few apps loaded onto an Android phone or tablet, users can stream movies, TV shows, and videogames from remote computers or media services to a television. That means you can fully re-create the experience of being at home when you’re at a friend’s house, in a hotel room, or anywhere else with a good flat-screen.
If you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, or other streaming services, add their mobile apps to the phone or tablet for more movie and music choices.

A Wiimote or Sixaxis controller can serve as a remote for watching movies, viewing photos, or listening to music from the Android device (as well as playing games). The device must have Bluetooth, and it must be rooted. Rooting instructions are available at Lifehacker or on the XDA-Developers forum. Once rooted, go to Google Play and install Wii Controller IME ($3) or Sixaxis Controller ($2), and then pair the controller with the device and assign functions to each button.

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