Why my family is ditching Chromecast for Android TV (yes, really) | Computerworld. I sometimes enjoy streaming video to my TV from my phone via Chromecast. However, I also enjoy my Roku box, which is easier to use, and doesn't require streaming from my phone. Now, this article highlights improvements to Android TV, and another HDMI port needed for connection to the new Android TV boxes. Ouch. I am running out of HDMI ports on the back of my TV. This reminds me of the confusion that universal remotes create. Now, which button controls which peripheral? Hey, I am a gadget guy. But, sometimes, I just want to kick back and enjoy my rest. This stuff is getting way too complicated.