The same app can be used to turn a Windows PC into a Miracast receiver. WiDi never saw much uptake.
Intel Wireless Display 3. Intel has basically folded WiDi into Miracast. When Google launched the Nexus 4 with Android 4.
The wireless display problem would be solved, enabling easy display-mirroring from Android and Windows devices. These cheap, compatible receivers failed to materialize. Instead, a year later, Google launched the Chromecast. To use the Chromecast, you open an app on your Android phone — Netflix, for example. You tell Netflix to play a video to your Chromecast.
The Chromecast then connects to the Internet and plays the video, allowing you to control its playback via the app on your smartphone. In this way, your smartphone allows you to discover videos, launch them on the Chromecast, and control their playback. However, Chromecast also offers a feature that lets you stream your entire desktop or the contents of a Chrome tab to your TV via the Chromecast — just like AirPlay. The Chromecast is clearly an example of Google throwing their hands up in the air and giving up on Miracast, at least in the short term.
Considering all the problems with Miracast and how well Chromecast works, Google appears to have made the right decision. Confused yet? The device would then connect to your computer over the network and stream the media you selected. However, the standard was clearly designed years ago — it assumes you have local media.
Play To only allows you to play local media files like pictures, videos, and music on your hard drive. AirPlay arrived in and other companies are still struggling to match it. The students scores have increased since they have started working problems using the adapter.
I can connect to the MS Wireless Display Adapter and show my screen through it, but this app doesn't recognize it. This app is supposed to allow this, but Great product. Works really well with both iOS and Android as well as Windows Just be sure to check your firewall settings if you have issues connecting. Back to Windows Defender now and everything works like a charm!!! This adapter simply does not work. Troubleshooting is not helpful.
I am returning it. Why does the toolbar forcibly dock itself to the top of the display, and on top of everything? If the device connects, you have to deal with the toolbar. Stay informed about special deals, the latest products, events, and more from Microsoft Store. By clicking sign up, I agree that I would like information, tips, and offers about Microsoft Store and other Microsoft products and services.
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Description This app provides settings and firmware updates for the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. Show More. What's new in this version v3. Features Name the adapter Change the TV or monitor language Adjust the screen Update the firmware Set a password to lock the adapter Change adapter pairing mode. Additional information Published by Microsoft Corporation. Published by Microsoft Corporation.