Like the description says, plug and play. My family all get to share movies by plugging this into our TV and playing movies. It's really great when we have the grandkids over, because we don't have any kids movies in my phone, but my daughter does, so we just plug her phone into the television with the HDMI adapter and we've got an hour or so of quiet while the grands enjoy a little down time. The adults share our movies so we don't all have to buy the same movie. It's great for movie night.