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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

Last updated Jul 27, 2013 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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