Miracast beats Apple AirPlay to wireless streaming anywhere
Earlier this month we heard an intriguing rumour: that Apple was working on a new version of its AirPlay media streaming tech that didn’t even need your home network or a broadband connection to work. That’s still yet to materialise, but a new technology, Miracast, has beaten Apple to the punch – and it’ll be available on many more devices.
Miracast, a new tech standard announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance body today, lets you stream media between connected devices quickly and easily – a video from your smartphone to your smart TV for instance. But here’s the thing: it uses Wi-Fi Direct, creating a connection between the two devices even if you’ve not got broadband in your home, making it completely hassle free.
You can check out just how Miracast works in the official trailer here: the first devices will that will support the standard are the LG Optimus G, the Samsung Galaxy S3, but you can expect to see plenty more supporting the tech in time.
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