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Miracast

(Wi-Fi Display)

A standard for streaming video and graphic content wirelessly between devices using Wi-Fi.

See: Wi-Fi

Miracast is based on Wi-Fi Direct, so it connects directly between two Wi-Fi devices instead of requiring a Wi-Fi network with an access point (router) like DLNA.

See: DLNA

Both the sending device (such as a phone) and the receiving device (such as a TV) must support Miracast.

Miracast supports both video streams and screen sharing (sending a live image of everything on the screen to another device.)

Miracast supports HDCP for protection of copyrighted content.

Miracast the main brand for Wi-Fi Display technology.

Android 4.2 and higher support Miracast on devices with the necessary hardware support.

See: Android

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