Microsoft’s FCC submitting hints at a Chromecast rival referred to as Miracast dongle
Microsoft may very nicely be gearing as much as launch a Google Chromecast rival. Whereas the tech big hasn’t introduced something official but, one in every of its newest FCC filings particulars a tool codenamed HD-10, which options WiFi, HDMI help and a USB connection. These three will sound acquainted if you understand what the Chromecast is, however what actually demystifies the system’s nature is a separate doc on the WiFi Alliance web site. That submitting, unearthed by Nokia Energy Consumer, referred to as the HD-10 a “Miracast Dongle.” Miracast, as you may know, is Microsoft’s display-sharing know-how obtainable on Home windows eight.1, Home windows RT and, most lately, Home windows Telephone eight.1, although it is also constructed into Android four.2 (and later) and BlackBerry 10.2.1.
The dongle will doubtless have the ability to mirror telephone, pill and laptop computer screens on a TV then, as long as they’re loaded with these platforms. In contrast to Chromecast’s know-how, although, Miracast can solely present what’s on the supply system’s display à la Mac OS X’s Airplay Mirroring, which means you possibly can’t play cellular video games when you’re casting a present on TV. That is just about what’s recognized concerning the mysterious casting stick for now, however we may hear extra about it (and discover out if it is priced as aggressively as Chromecast) quickly sufficient.
- Key specs
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- Sort Audio / video participant
- Video providers YouTube
- Video outputs HDMI (1&#one hundred sixty;outputs, v1.four)
- WiFi 802.eleven b, g, n
- Dimensions 1.38 x 2.eighty three x zero.forty seven in
- Launched 2013-07-24