Video streaming used to be a luxury, but not anymore considering how the network infrastructure in most developed countries offer speedy access at a negligible cost. Well, folks who own Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch might have enjoyed the service known as AirPlay before, where you can watch videos on your mobile device, press a button and continue watching it on your TV after that. Both Netflix and YouTube have a somewhat similar idea in mind with the new service known as DIAL (Discovery and Launch) that will let you do the same, albeit on non-AirPlay devices, of course.

In a nutshell, you will need to run a couple of apps, with one of them on your smartphone or tablet, while the other would reside on the Smart TV or set-top-box. When the app is launched on your mobile device, it will look for supported devices on your home network, pairing up with compatible devices along the way. A successful pairing would then let you browse through the content list and when you choose the video that you want to watch, it will begin playing on the TV, now how about that?

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