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  1. guinnsquirrel's Avatar
    I am pulling my hair trying to get Continuum to work. Am using:
    * Microsoft Lumia 950 phone
    * Sony Android TV

    Trying to connect via Wi-Fi direct. My phone can see the TV. I open the Continuum an try and connect to the TV wirelessly. The TV appears in the list of available devices. Then it just hangs. Nothing happens.

    Can anybody suggest what I ought to be doing to rectify this?

    Thank you all in advance.
    Last edited by guinnsquirrel; 08-21-2016 at 02:38 PM.
    08-21-2016 02:24 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    the tv has to support continuum, right? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...t-up-continuum

    on the link it says you need the dock or miracast adaptor
    08-21-2016 02:36 PM
  3. daimv's Avatar
    The TV has to support Miracast or intel Wireless Display. Otherwise maybe your TV supports DLNA which is different, and you can use it to play videos/images audio etc with apps that support it (e.g. MyTube, Lumia PlayTo)
    09-01-2016 08:42 AM
  4. daimv's Avatar
    Or you can get a miracast adapter like Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2
    09-01-2016 08:47 AM
  5. Alexander Long's Avatar
    dose your TV support miracast? If so, try to update the firmware of your TV, as well as try another device like windows tablet with miracast or another phone thru miracast.
    I run continuum to my Samsung TV , work just fine.
    you can always just buy a $10 USB-C to HDMI adaptor or $20 USB-C multi-adaptor for wired connection which I found more stable.
    09-11-2016 03:22 PM
  6. Zubuu's Avatar
    Hi guinnsquirrel

    Did you ever find a solution? I have the exact same problem.

    Sony Bravia KD55XD9305 (2016 model)
    Android TV version 5.1.1
    Lumia 950 (slow ring build 14965)
    12-07-2016 02:25 PM
  7. kkaykaykay's Avatar
    I have an older model Bravia, but I just want to make sure you're not doing what I did when I first tried this.

    On your TV, you need change the Source to screen mirroring, then it'll tell you to connect to the TV. Once your TV is on that screen mirroring, you can then connect with your phone.

    Even though your phone can see the TV, it first needs to 'sync' through this source before you connect and 'mirror display'
    12-08-2016 05:49 PM
  8. Zubuu's Avatar
    Hi

    I already tried the method you described - no luck. Sometimes it says that I am connected but doesn't mirror my screen other times it says it is not able to connect?

    Any ideas?
    12-13-2016 04:55 AM
  9. daimv's Avatar
    Hi guinnsquirrel

    Did you ever find a solution? I have the exact same problem.

    Sony Bravia KD55XD9305 (2016 model)
    Android TV version 5.1.1
    Lumia 950 (slow ring build 14965)


    KD-79X9005B
    KD-70X8505B
    KD-70X8505B
    KD-65X9005B / X8505B
    KD-55X9005B / X8505B
    KD-49X8505B
    KDL-65W955B
    KDL-60W605B
    KDL-55W955B / W829B /W828B / W817B / W815B / W805B
    KDL-50W805B / W815B / W817B / W828B / W829B / W706B / W705B
    KDL-48W585B / W605B
    KDL-42W705B / W706B / W805B / W815B / W817B / W828B / W829B
    KDL-40W605B
    KDL-32W705B / W706B
    KDL-24W605A / 603A
    KDL-32W656A / 655A / 654A / 653 / 651A / 650A / 605A / 603A / 600A
    KDL-40W905A
    KDL-42W809A / 808A /807A / 805A / 656A / 655A / 654A / 653A / 651A / 650A
    KDL-46W905A
    KDL-47W809A / 808A / 807A / 805A /
    KDL-55W905A / 809A / 808A / 807A / 805A
    KD-55X9005A
    KD-65X9005A


    According to Sony those are the TVs that support WiFi Direct, which includes Miracast I think. And your model is not in there.
    So guys, the first thing you should do is check that your TV does support it....

    Google is your friend https://www.sony.es/support/es/conte...to-tv-via-wifi
    12-13-2016 04:22 PM
  10. daimv's Avatar
    Wait nevermind, I stand corrected.. Sony is inconsistent between pages. This page says it is indeed compatible with Miracast https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/t...specifications so you can try the instructions in here and see if it works https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/co...to-tv-via-wifi
    12-13-2016 04:29 PM
  11. Zubuu's Avatar
    Thanks daimv... Yes my TV does support Miracast. One of the reasons that I bought that model - to use continuum wireless.

    The guide on Sonys webpage doesn't describe how to connect from Windows 10 mobile/Windows 10. But I think that I already know how to connect the devices - the problem is that they won't...

    I also tried from my Windows 10 laptop and that is the same result. Maybe I have to wait for the Android 6.0 marshmallow update for the TV? I don't know if it is the firmware on my TV or phone that is causing the problem? I am after all on the insider preview on my phone (Slow ring). Maybe that has to do with the problem?
    12-14-2016 01:25 AM
  12. daimv's Avatar
    Have you connected to another device? Like a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, or from the phone to the laptop?
    12-14-2016 09:02 AM
  13. Zubuu's Avatar
    No... Don't have any other Miracast receivers to test on... Is it possible to cast from a phone to a PC?
    12-15-2016 04:41 AM
  14. daimv's Avatar
    Yes it is, with Windows 10. There's something like "project to this pc" or sonething similar. Although it doesn't work with my phone to my laptop... Strangely. Although there is an apo caller AirServer that does the same and that one does work.
    12-15-2016 03:39 PM
  15. Zubuu's Avatar
    Ahh.. Found it.. :) Thanks for the tip! Didn't know that it was possible! I just tried it in my laptop on work. Seems to be the same problem. :( But what I just discovered is that when the miracast connection fails it seems like the wifi on my phone kind of disables? It disconnects from the wifi network my laptop and phone are connected to. When I try to reconnect it doesn't find any available wifi networks? The wifi logo in the action menu does however say that there are available networks? If I try to turn the wifi off on the phone, the phone automatically turns it on again after I return to the homescreen and it still doesn't find any networks when I return to the wifi settings. I have to restart or soft reset the phone before any wifi networks shows up again.

    So it seems that there is a bug in this build. I will try to report it to Microsoft.

    I will try AirServer later today...
    12-16-2016 01:42 AM
  16. d3rezz's Avatar
    I have a similar problem with Lumia 950 and Sharp TV. It works in Continuum mode (laggy as hell), but I just want to mirror screen and when I choose the option is settings I get this...



    It worked fine on Lumia 930.
    Last edited by d3rezz; 12-18-2016 at 12:23 PM. Reason: removed garbage html from failed quote attempt by app
    12-18-2016 10:34 AM
  17. jnjroach's Avatar
    Many of the Android based TVs use Firmware Based Whitelists (especially the Sony version) to allow connections and if the device isn't on the list it won't connect. We had this issue with attempting to connect most Windows 8/10 devices.
    12-18-2016 12:57 PM
  18. Zubuu's Avatar
    Many of the Android based TVs use Firmware Based Whitelists (especially the Sony version) to allow connections and if the device isn't on the list it won't connect. We had this issue with attempting to connect most Windows 8/10 devices.
    I'm not even able to get continuum mode to work. Just says it connecting. Is it too laggy to work with outlook or MS Edge?

    I have a similar problem with Lumia 950 and Sharp TV. It works in Continuum mode (laggy as hell), but I just want to mirror screen and when I choose the option is settings I get this...

    https://s24.postimg.org/vgaogsw81/WP..._39_10_Pro.jpg

    It worked fine on Lumia 930.
    Do you know if the list is available anywhere?
    12-19-2016 03:29 AM
  19. daimv's Avatar
    Many of the Android based TVs use Firmware Based Whitelists (especially the Sony version) to allow connections and if the device isn't on the list it won't connect. We had this issue with attempting to connect most Windows 8/10 devices.
    Wow that is a **** move if it is true.
    12-19-2016 10:01 AM

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