Miracast at Home: 5 Things to Know About the Screen Mirroring Technology

Every one of you might have heard of the Miracast in your Android smartphones. If not, then this is for you.

5 Things to Know About Miracast at Home

Miracast is the feature introduced with Android KitKat, which removes the hassle of your playing with HDMI cables and helps in connecting your smartphone with Tv and streams high definition video along with audio.

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Miracast is a killer feature to have around with your smartphone. Now, what actually is Miracast? And, what are the uses of Miracast? Let's see five things about the Miracast at home.

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Built Upon?

Do you remember the days of Android 4.0, when Google introduced a new technology called Wi-Fi Direct to transmit and receive files? Well, most of you might not heard that. That's alright because the technology never came into existence at that time.

After some days, Google again recreated a new technology called 'Miracast' which works on the same Wi-Fi Direct technology, but this time, it creates it's own network in order to connect with your Tv.

Does Your Tv and Mobile Need be on Same Wi-Fi Network?

Absolutely, No. As said earlier, Miracast creates its own network to connect to your Tv. On the other hand, Tv's which support Miracast creates their own ad-hoc network which will be detected only by Android-based devices.

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How to Use Miracast?

That's too easy. Ensure that your Tv has support for screen mirroring, which can be done by heading over to your Tv settings. Now, if your Android smartphone is running Android KitKat and above, then it will surely support Miracast. To connect your Tv, head over to Settings> Display> Wireless Display and your Tv will be displayed in the list of devices.

Can We Play Any Video Format?

Yes, you can. Actually, it depends on your smartphone's display quality. Whatever you plays on your device, it will be cast on your Tv. That's it.

Is Miracast and Alternative to Chromecast?

NO. Chromecast and Miracast differ in many ways. Miracast is just like screening your smartphone's display on your Tv, but on the other hand, the Chromecast doesn't require your mobile phone support apart from the initial setup. And, you can't stream content to your Chromecast.

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