As is with any technology, there are definitely alternatives to Chromecast. However, the advantage of buying a Chromecast is how cheap it is. At $35, it doesn’t hurt your pocket as much as other alternatives, such as a Roku box, which costs $50 and does not provide a 1080p resolution. On the other hand, Apple TV actually costs $100, which is nearly three times the cost of a Chromecast. However, it does allow you to transmit games from your iPhone and iPad as well.