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Wi-Fi Alliance, the go-to association for certification of wireless LAN technologies, today announced the launch of its Miracast certification program.

For those unaware, Miracast is a new wireless display technology that allows users to "transmit" or stream video or other media content from one device to another quickly, easily, and wirelessly using Wi-Fi Direct. The technology essentially offers a mirrored display experience with low latency and responsiveness that's just what you'd hope for.

A major benefit of Miracast is that it is expected to become a standard used across a wide range of products from an even wider range of manufacturers. Wi-Fi Alliance estimates that "annual shipments of Miracast-certified devices will exceed one billion units within the next four years."

Of course, this number will include products packing NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip – you may remember that NVIDIA showed us just how well Tegra 3 will work with Miracast earlier this year:

With Miracast certification officially open, manufacturers will be able to start providing the technology to users through certified devices any time now.

While NVIDIA has not specifically commented on current device compatibility, devices including Samsung's Galaxy SIII and LG's upcoming Optimus G are already certified, with a handful of other devices in the wings. For the full press release, just hit the source link below.

Source: Wi-Fi Alliance PR

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  • Alex Flynn

    When will my PC get WiFi direct and miracast?

    • Sootie

      Technically your PC has wifi direct (assuming it has a wifi card) you can setup adhoc wireless networks whenever you like and transfer files. Though from experience you cant join adhoc wifi networks with android devices

  • gully

    Are there currently any apps or hardware that take advantage of miracast on android? My dream is to be able to stream google music via my GS3 to my home stereo system.

  • Sapko82

    Is this the answer to my Nexus 7 problem?

  • Asphyx

    I wonder what the resolution specs on this are?
    I would hope that eventually I will be able to get a unit that will allow me to display full HDMI HD to my TV using this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs

    is this an app!??
    i have a HTC One X and TF101 right now how can i use them!
    i really want to use this!?
    can it stream 1080P movies?!
    it's like DLNA or what!?

  • Cheerful Charlie

    That is all well and good, but is it compatible with the Galaxy Note 2?

  • Sootie

    As soon as someone releases a dongle for this that I can plug into my tv (like that other fruit's TV thingie) they can shut up and take my money!

  • Mark

    Great another standard. I use BubbleUPnP on my Android phone with XBMC on my Media-PC all the time. Works great, nice and simple. But I did read a DLNA vs MiraCast article and it explains that transcoding issue won't be a problem with MiraCast. DLNA's greatest annoyance is codecs, I run into codec incompatability issues and rendering issues occasionally, a coworker of mine who uses it a lot more runs into it all the time. I heard MiraCast is more like a wireless HDMI cable, all the work is done on the device and the image/video/etc. is just sent to the television, a dumb receiver. The codec between the 2 devices is statically h264 always. So maybe this will be better. I just hope it's a well adopted standard and xbmc supports it and 3rd party apps in the market (sorry, play store) will support it. Not just Samsung.