1. bendiep1991's Avatar
    I'm trying to share my screen using Miracast on my TV but it doesn't seem to work!

    I know DLNA works cause I'm able to find my TV when I click 'Play On' when I'm in the media apps on the phone.

    Can anyone help me?
    10-06-13 02:23 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Yes its very possible it has DLNA but not wifi direct and miracast support. wifi direct/miracst are not hugely popular yet so it wouldn't be included on many sets yet.
    10-06-13 02:32 PM
  3. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    How do you use Miracast?

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    10-06-13 02:34 PM
  4. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    How do you use Miracast?

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    I don't know. Via Share menu I think. It's only on 10.2, and not on the Z10.

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    10-06-13 02:38 PM
  5. bendiep1991's Avatar
    Yes its very possible it has DLNA but not wifi direct and miracast support. wifi direct/miracst are not hugely popular yet so it wouldn't be included on many sets yet.
    Hrm what about if I know 100% my tv supports WifiDirect? Can it support wifidirect but not miracast also?
    10-06-13 02:38 PM
  6. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    So o only on the z30?

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    10-06-13 03:04 PM
  7. jpvj's Avatar
    Hrm what about if I know 100% my tv supports WifiDirect? Can it support wifidirect but not miracast also?
    yes - that's possible.
    10-06-13 03:17 PM
  8. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    So o only on the z30?

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    With 10.2, all BB10 phones except the Z10 get it. It's hardware doesn't support it.

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    10-06-13 03:19 PM
  9. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    So when 10.2 comes out, I'll be able to share my BlackBerry screen on my TV without an HDMI cable? I have a Q10.

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    10-06-13 03:27 PM
  10. bendiep1991's Avatar
    yes - that's possible.
    Darn my samsung tv then!
    10-06-13 03:32 PM
  11. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    So when 10.2 comes out, I'll be able to share my BlackBerry screen on my TV without an HDMI cable? I have a Q10.

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    I don't think it's the same as HDMI. I think you can only share certain things like videos and presentations.

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    10-06-13 03:38 PM
  12. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    Well that sucks........ boo

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    10-06-13 03:50 PM
  13. bendiep1991's Avatar
    I don't think it's the same as HDMI. I think you can only share certain things like videos and presentations.

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    Nah miracast shares the whole screen same as HDMI
    10-06-13 03:55 PM
  14. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    It is probably helpful to think of Miracast as HDMI over Wi-Fi (not exactly true but....). If you are watching a movie, a presentation or playing a game in each case the phone is rendering the graphic image which is then send over HDMI or Miracast to the screen to be displayed. In that case any media format, presentation software or game that your phone can decode or run can be displayed on the TV.

    DLNA is essentially just a network file sharing protocol. The DLNA server, the phone, makes the file available for the TV (or some other hardware like a game console PC, laptop or tablet) to render. The TV (or other hardware) would need to have the software, hardware and CODECs to decode and display the file that is being shared. In this situation you could find yourself with a movie that you could watch on your phone, but could not watch on your TV using DLNA, or vica versa.
    10-06-13 04:12 PM
  15. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Cool, but my TV needs to have Miracast too? Wonder if my 2 year old Samsung Smart has it?

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    10-06-13 04:23 PM
  16. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    It is probably helpful to think of Miracast as HDMI over Wi-Fi (not exactly true but....). If you are watching a movie, a presentation or playing a game in each case the phone is rendering the graphic image which is then send over HDMI or Miracast to the screen to be displayed. In that case any media format, presentation software or game that your phone can decode or run can be displayed on the TV.

    DLNA is essentially just a network file sharing protocol. The DLNA server, the phone, makes the file available for the TV (or some other hardware like a game console PC, laptop or tablet) to render. The TV (or other hardware) would need to have the software, hardware and CODECs to decode and display the file that is being shared. In this situation you could find yourself with a movie that you could watch on your phone, but could not watch on your TV using DLNA, or vica versa.
    Oh. I misked up NADL and CiraMast.

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    10-06-13 07:28 PM
  17. astrodan13's Avatar
    If you have a smart tv, go into settings. Think I found this in the video portion. I knew it supported DLNA. But I found options to enable wifi direct and miracast. I have a 6 month old LG smart tv. Not sure how long all these different video options have been around. Right now I use DLNA a lot. With 10.2 I will be able to use wifi direct. Unfortunately my Z10 can't do miracast. I believe that the Z30, Q10 and Q5 all support Miracast. Check the forums though, as I could be wrong, but 99% sure. Hope that helps someone.

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    10-06-13 08:14 PM
  18. astrodan13's Avatar
    Oh, forgot to add. If you don't see these on your TV, check for software updates. You might be able to download and install those options.

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    10-06-13 08:16 PM
  19. SparkyBC's Avatar
    Cool, but my TV needs to have Miracast too? Wonder if my 2 year old Samsung Smart has it?

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    Two year old samsungs won't have have miracast.
    10-06-13 08:23 PM
  20. emtunc's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Smart TV just over a year old - I was hoping it would have MiraCast but unfortunately it does not

    It does have wifi-direct though so maybe a future update could add MC functionality? I'm not too sure how feasible that is from a technical perspective though.

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    10-06-13 08:32 PM
  21. SparkyBC's Avatar
    It won't have miracast added to it after it left the production line. It's nothing great anyway right now.
    10-06-13 08:35 PM
  22. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    I'd love to have Miracast I want it on my z10... cause I want to use streaming services like you tube or crackle without needing to turn on my Xbox and having to open those apps on that instead if I'm looking at something on my phone I just want to pop that onto my TV I don't care if I need an adapter for my TV but I'll get that

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    10-06-13 08:40 PM

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