Microsoft reportedly working on a Chromecast-like streaming device

Making a cheap video streaming stick has worked out pretty well for Google; the $ 35 Chromecast is still perched at the top of Amazon’s electronics best-seller list. Now it seems Microsoft may be making its own play to build a similar device tailored for Windows users, according to recent FCC filings. Windows Phone Daily spotted documents that indicate Microsoft’s upcoming streamer will feature Wi-Fi, HDMI compatibility, and a USB port — so the hardware sounds not unlike Chromecast (or any other set-top box for that matter).

Obviously Microsoft won’t be using Google’s Cast technology to stream video on your TV; instead, a separate filing at the Wi-Fi Alliance website tells us that the device instead takes advantage of Miracast to beam…

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