1. Acbuono5's Avatar
    I was just wondering if anyone knew of any app equivalent to iPhones Airplay ability to share their screen live on Apple TVs. Are there any Windows 8/8.1 apps that allow us users of wp8 to do this?
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    01-03-2014 10:27 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Unfortunately not
    01-03-2014 10:43 AM
  3. hopmedic's Avatar
    Unfortunately, since there is no Windows TV....

    But Nokia's Beamer app will work when you get the Black update. I don't know if the functionality is the same since I have not used an iDevice, but you could take a look and see for yourself.
    Nokia Beamer now in the Windows Phone Store, but you need Lumia Black to use it | Windows Phone Central
    01-03-2014 10:59 AM
  4. Guzzler3's Avatar
    There is DLNA which most networked smart TVs and Blu-ray players support. Nokia has "Play To" which is a DLNA compliant pusher app (but is broken at this time if you have GDR3 preview, but not Black installed). There are other DLNA apps for WP though.

    As for W8.x, IE11, and the music, video, picture apps, you can send media to a DLNA device. But remember, DLNA only deals with videos, picture, and music. You can't do a remote desktop or send live acreen type of thing to a DLNA device.
    01-03-2014 11:18 AM
  5. Letros's Avatar
    Unfortunately, since there is no Windows TV....
    Xbox?
    01-03-2014 11:23 AM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Xbox?
    Yes, I believe that would work with PlayTo (I don't have XBox, so don't know for sure).
    01-03-2014 11:25 AM
  7. markyjns's Avatar
    Works with the Xbox perfectly, works just like an iOS device does with an aTV
    01-03-2014 12:06 PM
  8. foxbat121's Avatar
    DLNA capability is much more widely available than AirPlay. You can find it on TVs, BD players and almost any stream box that connects to TV including Xbox. Unfortunately, WP8 does not come with native DLNA app. So, the only thing I know is Nokia's PlayTo app which is quite limited in functionality. On contrast, WP7 phones have DLNA apps from almost every manufacturers and works quite well.

    Unlike AirPlay which is Apple only and video part only works on a single device, Apple TV. DLNA is an industry standard that is support by almost everyone other than Apple (there are 3rd party DLNA apps on iOS).
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    01-03-2014 12:48 PM
  9. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Nokia PhotoBeamer works on my Lumia 822 with my Dell laptop using WiFi.

    I couldn't find Nokia "Beamer"?

    So far I have not been able to get Nokia Play To to connect with my DLNA bluray player. I don't have GDR3 installed, so I thought it might work without Nokia Black?

    I'll look for another DLNA app. Any recommendations?
    01-03-2014 03:15 PM
  10. Acbuono5's Avatar
    PhotoBeamer is just for photos im talking about videos, games, your phone screen live aka a mirror. Guess Nokia Beamer will be comparable when we get Lumia black update...its just a missed opportunity for Microsoft not to have some app for windows 8 where it allows users with windows phone to share these screen on their phones live instantly....this would be a good implementation of their three screen device experience idea but I guess that's changing to one.
    01-03-2014 05:09 PM
  11. lucas.scott's Avatar
    It's definitely a missed opportunity. The OS even allows it. I work in Quality Assurance for one of the major wireless carriers, and we have Windows Phone 8 training devices supplied by MS that allow screen mirroring. It simply has to be coupled with PC software (also supplied by MS). Of course that's done via a cable and not wireless, but even having that enabled by default would be nice.

    I am assuming Miracast will be supported in WP 8.1 since that's what they opted for in Windows 8, and with Belkin recently releasing that "affordable" Miracast dongle - it may have chance of catching on.
    01-03-2014 05:24 PM
  12. foxbat121's Avatar
    DLNA and AirPlay are not the same thing as screen cast,e.g. Miracast. The former only displays the media content on remote device, not the entire phone screen and requires app to support it. The later is more of an OS component to mirror the entire phone screen. Different use cases.
    01-03-2014 05:48 PM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    Works with the Xbox perfectly, works just like an iOS device does with an aTV


    Seems like an expensive way to watch Netflix capability? Is there a better way for Win 8.1?
    01-20-2014 02:06 PM
  14. openweb's Avatar
    I need a wireless music streaming service only to a home stereo from Windows Phone.

    Something like an iPhone connects to an Airport Express via AirPlay, Airport Express has a digital audio output which connects to a home stereo. What's the Windows Phone equivalent, if any?
    07-04-2014 05:26 AM
  15. foxbat121's Avatar
    If you have a Nokia phone, Nokia Play To app will allow your phone to play music (and photo, video) from your phone to any DLNA devices on the network.
    07-04-2014 06:09 PM

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