1. Dexter505's Avatar
    Does the surface 2 have an airplay like function? Can I look at a video on the surface then transfer it to another windows 8 device?
    10-24-2013 04:00 PM
  2. DougB541#CB's Avatar
    Does the surface 2 have an airplay like function? Can I look at a video on the surface then transfer it to another windows 8 device?
    the "DLNA features work with Roku and xbox360 (and probably others...those are just the two i've noticed it recognizes).

    Use the device charm to find devices you can share video/music/pictures to.
    10-24-2013 04:08 PM
  3. jonathanrn's Avatar
    There is a Miracast built into Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 features Miracast wireless display tech, and it works well — Within Windows
    Also, if you have an Xbox, you can send videos to the Xbox. Stream video and more - Microsoft Windows
    10-24-2013 04:13 PM
  4. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    It supports Miracast which is an open standard. You can basically mirror your whole screen + audio to a Miracast receiver and it will display on that TV. I use one of these with my Surface Pro 2 and it works very well. Someone else confirmed that it works with the Surface 2 as well.

    Amazon.com: NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display HDMI Adapter - Miracast and WiDi (PTV3000): Electronics

    It's worth noting that Miracast is fairly new and some older devices don't support the required protocols very well. Therefore, you might notice a lot of negative reviews for Miracast products. For example, the device I linked to works effortlessly with my Surface Pro 2, but it did not work reliably at all with my Surface Pro. Make sure you update the receiver firmware and hit Windows Update before you get started to avoid headaches.
    10-24-2013 04:20 PM
  5. tredmanz's Avatar
    Has anyone tested miscast? Saw paul thurrott on twitter saying surface 2 definitely doesn't support it...
    10-24-2013 04:34 PM
  6. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Does the surface 2 have an airplay like function? Can I look at a video on the surface then transfer it to another windows 8 device?
    any Media in the Modern IE11(Videos, FlashVideos, Pictures, etc...) can be airplayed to DLNA compatible devices (PC, SmartTV's, WDTV, XBOX, etc...)
    10-24-2013 04:42 PM
  7. pbankey's Avatar
    the "DLNA features work with Roku and xbox360 (and probably others...those are just the two i've noticed it recognizes).

    Use the device charm to find devices you can share video/music/pictures to.
    I was under the impression that Roku wasn't DLNA compliant and definitely not a Windows certified DLNA device?
    10-24-2013 04:43 PM
  8. pbankey's Avatar
    I have a WD TV Live I recently bought and the device is both DLNA and Windows compliant and works great with my surface. I can push videos, music, pictures, and internet explorer content to my TV.
    10-24-2013 04:44 PM
  9. Dexter505's Avatar
    any Media in the Modern IE11(Videos, FlashVideos, Pictures, etc...) can be airplayed to DLNA compatible devices (PC, SmartTV's, WDTV, XBOX, etc...)
    I played a YouTube video and didn't see a way to send the video to another windows 8 device.
    10-24-2013 06:14 PM
  10. SocalTouch's Avatar
    I too am very interested in learning more about this. I have a WDTV Live Plus (which apart from being a great video player that is also DLNA receiver) and am able to play videos to it from my Windows Phone (Lumia 920) using MyMediaHub or PlayTo apps.

    I would love to know if Surface 2 and/or Surface Pro 2 will let me do the same as well?
    10-24-2013 06:27 PM
  11. peteco0403's Avatar
    Has anyone tested miscast? Saw paul thurrott on twitter saying surface 2 definitely doesn't support it...
    I bought the netgear pushtv 3000 for my surface 2 and works ok. There is a slight delay from the touch to the screen TV, and the surface scroll on start screen and explorer runs a lot slower, like half fps. But videos, YouTube and pictures stream perfectly.
    10-24-2013 06:46 PM
  12. pbankey's Avatar
    I too am very interested in learning more about this. I have a WDTV Live Plus (which apart from being a great video player that is also DLNA receiver) and am able to play videos to it from my Windows Phone (Lumia 920) using MyMediaHub or PlayTo apps.

    I would love to know if Surface 2 and/or Surface Pro 2 will let me do the same as well?
    I have a WD TV Live and can very much use playto from my surface 2 to the device. Works great.
    10-24-2013 07:59 PM
  13. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I played a YouTube video and didn't see a way to send the video to another windows 8 device.
    Check here Stream your media to devices and computers using Windows Media Player

    To stream media to another computer
    10-24-2013 08:16 PM

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