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Xbox One gets Miracast streaming support with new update

Microsoft is finally enabling Miracast support on Xbox One. While the company’s gaming console has long included the ability to stream individual files from Windows PCs, Miracast support will enable Xbox One owners with Android phones, Windows phones, and Windows PCs to cast photos / video straight from devices to the console or simply mirror a screen. […] Live TV streaming is also entering preview, allowing Xbox One owners with a digital TV tuner to stream content to tablets, phones, and PCs. – Tom Warren, The Verge

Roku Screen Mirroring Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

I went hands-on with the Roku Streaming Stick to try out its new screen mirroring function for Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and PCs running Windows 8.1. […] Still a beta feature, Roku’s screen mirroring uses Miracast/WiDi technology, which has had an extremely mixed track record every time I’ve tried it. This application was no exception. […] I tried a second Roku Streaming Stick to see if I could replicate my results, but this device would not connect with any of the four devices. After contacting Roku, I received a prompt response and learned that the company is developing a patch for the freezing bug, which will roll out to all users once it’s completed. Roku engineers could not replicate my issues with the HTC One M8, but said that they had not yet tested the Dell XPS 13 and could not vouch for its performance. The company is still in the process of ironing out screen mirroring’s bugs before the service’s official launch, on a date it has not yet specified. – Marshall Honorof,Tom’s Guide
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Surprise: Microsoft just launched another Chromecast competitor

Microsoft really wants to give Windows Phone and Surface tablet users a way to share their screen with the TV: The company introduced a new Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Tuesday that looks and works a bit like Chromecast, with some key differences. […] one key difference between the two devices: Microsoft’s adapter is based on Miracast, which means that it is essentially mirroring the screen of a compatible desktop or mobile device. – Janko Roettgers,Gigaom
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Microsoft May Take On Chromecast With Its Own Dongle Device

After some technical sleuthing, Windows Phone Daily and Nokiapoweruser caught FCC filings of a new device called HD-10. However, once they dredged up the WiFi Alliance listing below, knowing that “HD-10” had Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB support, the “Miracast Dongle” started to come together. However, calling Miracast a direct Chromecast competitor isn’t necessarily true. As Gigaom mentions, the two devices work a bit differently with Chromecast pulling streaming data from the cloud while Miracast, as its name suggest, just mirrors the display. Windows Phone 8.1 added Miracast streaming to Lumia handsets like the 930 and the 1520 via its Cyan firmware update. – Darren Orf,Gizmodo

Microsoft working on Miracast Dongle streaming hardware

Microsoft is getting ready to launch a Wi-Fi streaming dongle, an FCC filing suggests. The FCC Wi-Fi certification document names the product simply as “Miracast Dongle” and categorises it as a media adapter. […] Interestingly, it runs on Linux rather than a stripped-down version of Windows, whereas both Apple TV and Chromecast use a light version of their proprietary operating systems. […] It’s potentially lacking in terms of interoperability – the Roku Streaming Stick and Chromecast both support Android, iOS, Windows and Mac operating systems, while Apple TV supports iOS, Mac and Windows. – Jane McCallion,PC Pro
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