Having watched almost no broadcast TV this year (exception for the TT and Irish road races) and almost exclusively watched content streamed by Chromecast instead...
Watching video over wireless works perfectly.
Well written smartphone apps work much better than remote controls.
Streaming devices do not need to be wired or come with a terrible remote control.
Who needs a remote control when one app controls video playback and another controls the TV? I can always find my phone but never the remote and there's more than one phone in the house.