Wi-Fi Alliance debuts Miracast wireless video streaming
Miracast will allow viewing pictures or video from a smartphone on a big screen TV, or a presentation from a laptop on a conference room projector. And unlike AirPlay, Miracast will enable content such as live television to be streamed to a tablet.
The Wi-Fi Certified technology used Wi-Fi Direct, so content can be streamed directly from one device to another without the need for a shared Wi-Fi network.
The first devices certified for Miracast are the Samsung Galaxy S III and LG Optimus G smartphones, and the Samsung Echo-P Series TV. Wi-Fi Alliance is expecting over one billion devices to be compatible with Miracast by 2016.