“It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but HDMI radically simplified our home entertainment,” Sean Hollister reports for The Verge.
“But an HDMI cable is still a bulky, cumbersome thing to carry around if you’re simply trying to connect a smartphone or tablet to a television,” Hollister reports. “That’s why the wireless industry is working on a wireless alternative. It’s called Miracast. It might have already failed.”
“In 2010, Apple introduced AirPlay, a technology to stream content from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to an Apple TV. At first, it could only send music, pictures, and videos; in 2011, Apple added the ability to mirror anything you see on a smartphone or tablet’s display. That’s precisely what Miracast does, only you don’t need multiple Apple products to make it work. Theoretically, any device with a recent Wi-Fi chip can support the standard, letting you pair any smartphone with any smart TV or connected set-top box,” Hollister reports. “Unfortunately, ‘theoretically’ is the operative word, because even though Miracast has support from many major players, you’d be hard-pressed to actually find it at your local electronics store.”
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Apple AirPlay leads screen sharing technology usage among small number who use it – April 15, 2013