I have used my tablet over the USB to HDMI cable and it work good, just extra wires.It might friend on your LC year. I can use a USB to HDMI cable to stream from my Android phone. Others have reported that it works from their iPhones with the name-brand Apple lightning-to-HDMI cable.
Here's some of my comments on this in another thread:
I I do have movies but was hoping to just have to instert a USB drive o SD card and play off that. Did you manage to get anything to work? I don't want to go back to DVDs in the car!forum.ih8mud.com