Galaxy S III and Optimus G adopt Miracast in hopes of taking on Apple’s AirPlay

miracast (samsung)

The non-Apple segment of the electronics industry is gaining another standard for video streaming to compete with Cupertino’s AirPlay ecosystem. The standard is called Miracast, and industry standards body The Wi-Fi Alliance is announcing the start of a certification program for what it hopes will be the one living room standard to rule them all.

Miracast takes care of all the video setting negotiation between devices

Miracast has a lot in common with DLNA and AirPlay. You can use it to stream video between devices, say from your smartphone to your TV or conference room projector. But what distinguishes Miracast is that it can be used in places with no Wi-Fi network available — it supports streaming over Wi-Fi Direct, a kind of ad…

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