1. mcheiron's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I have a strange question. Is it possible to use the SP3 as a display that I can connect to from my phone? Now that all these Miracast dongles popping up, I was just wondering how to connect to the SP3. I tried to connect from the Lumia 930, but the SP3 does not appear in the list of available screens.

    Thanks
    09-24-2014 09:40 PM
  2. strollin's Avatar
    I don't think so. The SP3 doesn't have the ability to act as a Miracast receiver, only as a transmitter.
    09-25-2014 09:58 AM
  3. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I think using nokia Beamer is the only way to make this happen.
    09-25-2014 03:30 PM
  4. mcheiron's Avatar
    That's what I was fearing. Not that I have seen any laptop or tablet being able to be a receiver, just TVs and bluray players.

    Well, just wanted make sure that I didn't miss anything.
    09-26-2014 07:18 AM
  5. Jefe32's Avatar
    09-26-2014 10:31 PM
  6. mcheiron's Avatar
    Thank you for that tip. It actually works. Not full screen, but it is not bad to have a larger screen to show it at that I am not touching.
    09-27-2014 08:51 PM
  7. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Windows 8.1.1 added the necessary infrastructure to allow programs to enable this. That said, I don't know of any such applications yet, so....
    09-27-2014 09:00 PM
  8. mcheiron's Avatar
    Windows 8.1.1 added the necessary infrastructure to allow programs to enable this. That said, I don't know of any such applications yet, so....
    I haven't heard of that yet. It would be great if MS would release something like that, or anybody else to that extent. Maybe somebody else has heard of an app that does that?
    09-28-2014 02:46 PM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I don't think any OEMs (including Microsoft) have yet taken advantage of the new API to enable the feature.

    Very unfortunate, as I love the concept. But despite Microsoft laying the foundation, no one (including them) has built upon it.

    Why they didn't go the extra step and just build it into the OS for Miracast-compatible devices is beyond me, but there you go. Maybe Windows 9 will have it bundled from the get-go?

    So it's there, but just like MC Hammer: Can't touch this.
    09-29-2014 05:41 AM
  10. AdilY's Avatar
    That's what I was fearing. Not that I have seen any laptop or tablet being able to be a receiver, just TVs and bluray players.

    Well, just wanted make sure that I didn't miss anything.
    And XBOX
    09-30-2014 07:01 PM

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