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  1. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Microsoft Deems The Xbox One An 'Entirely Justifiable' Business Expense - Forbes

    "Microsoft Xbox MVP Marques Lyons lists features packaged with the Xbox like Kinect-enabled Skype video conferencing, SkyDrive cloud storage, Wi-Fi direct for beaming tablet presentations to a TV, and general apps like Internet Explorer and Office Web."

    Boom.
    07-11-2013 09:14 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    That should be great!
    Robert Carpenter likes this.
    07-11-2013 10:25 AM
  3. bilzkh's Avatar
    A Miracast adapter costs $100, just saying.
    07-15-2013 04:46 PM
  4. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    A Miracast adapter costs $100, just saying.
    A Miracast adapter has nothing to do with the integration of Microsoft's family of products lol. And by that logic, I guess that should be another reason why Xbox One is 100$ more expensive?

    The main point here is that Windows 8.1 has native Miracast support. Xbox One has native Miracast support. I think that is enough to show you how their products and ecosystem are coming together.
    07-16-2013 08:10 AM
  5. gsquared's Avatar
    A Miracast adapter costs $100, just saying.
    Exactly WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?

    I can certainly take a guess. You are either too cheap or too broke to afford a new console. Or maybe you believe you have some type of entitlement and should get something for nothing. Or you just don't believe companies, particularily MSFT should make money for their time and investment.

    WHICH IS IT?
    07-16-2013 08:48 AM
  6. iBandar's Avatar
    This is great. Just to confirm, so now we don't need HDMI to hook up PC right? you can just project and play movies through WiFI direct.
    07-16-2013 11:26 AM
  7. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    This is great. Just to confirm, so now we don't need HDMI to hook up PC right? you can just project and play movies through WiFI direct.
    Yes, if your machine has Windows 8.1 and supports Wifi, then it should be able to connect wirelessly.

    With the new API's in Windows 8,1 for metro apps, a metro app can now display a different user interface on projectors and second screens. So now the Netflix app, for example, can play the movie on the Xbox One screen, and on your tablet or PC it can display the movie listings/catalog and search interface, along with the playback controls.
    07-16-2013 11:32 AM
  8. enthuz's Avatar
    Wow...nice! I'm loving the One even more now.

    Sent from my PG86100 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    07-16-2013 11:36 AM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    Yes, if your machine has Windows 8.1 and supports Wifi, then it should be able to connect wirelessly.
    It's actually not quite that simple. There's some requirements for the Windows 8.1 machine to be able to use Miracast. The biggest hurdle right now is that it needs to use WDDM 1.3 drivers, which as of right now are only available for Intel. And there's some requirements for the network drivers as well.

    Windows 8.1 features Miracast wireless display tech, and it works well — Within Windows

    Also, for Netflix to work, as in your example, you do need to make sure that the entire chain supports HDCP. Still, it's a vast improvement from the solution that exists now (ie- nothing).
    07-16-2013 11:41 AM
  10. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    It's actually not quite that simple. There's some requirements for the Windows 8.1 machine to be able to use Miracast. The biggest hurdle right now is that it needs to use WDDM 1.3 drivers, which as of right now are only available for Intel. And there's some requirements for the network drivers as well.

    Windows 8.1 features Miracast wireless display tech, and it works well — Within Windows

    Also, for Netflix to work, as in your example, you do need to make sure that the entire chain supports HDCP. Still, it's a vast improvement from the solution that exists now (ie- nothing).
    Almost every modern machine with wifi will support Wifi direct. Right now those might be the current limitations just because of the development of the technology, but by the time Windows 8.1 in RTM'ed, the consumer won't need to worry about this.

    Netflix was just an example for the app functionality. :)
    07-16-2013 11:50 AM
  11. mr_808's Avatar
    It's actually not quite that simple. There's some requirements for the Windows 8.1 machine to be able to use Miracast. The biggest hurdle right now is that it needs to use WDDM 1.3 drivers, which as of right now are only available for Intel. And there's some requirements for the network drivers as well.

    Windows 8.1 features Miracast wireless display tech, and it works well — Within Windows

    Also, for Netflix to work, as in your example, you do need to make sure that the entire chain supports HDCP. Still, it's a vast improvement from the solution that exists now (ie- nothing).
    So would I be able to stream my desktop to the XBone? I'd love to use my HDTV to edit video or play movies that I have on my laptop HDD.
    08-22-2013 10:40 AM
  12. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    So would I be able to stream my desktop to the XBone? I'd love to use my HDTV to edit video or play movies that I have on my laptop HDD.
    Yes you should be able to, but DLNA would be a better choice for that scenario. You would open the file in the Video app and then use the Charms bar to "Play To" the Xbox. That way you can use your laptop as a second screen, not just mirror it.
    08-22-2013 11:00 AM
  13. Slymayer's Avatar
    Yes you should be able to, but DLNA would be a better choice for that scenario. You would open the file in the Video app and then use the Charms bar to "Play To" the Xbox. That way you can use your laptop as a second screen, not just mirror it.
    Miracast is still the best option for that scenario. Using DLNA implies that you render your video to preview it on a screen for editing purposes, whereas Miracast enables you to stream the preview directly on your second screen which is way better for your editing workflow.
    08-28-2013 09:30 AM
  14. mr_808's Avatar
    Interesting. So would Miracast only mirror my screen or would there be the ability to extend my screen so it would be like having two screens?
    08-28-2013 10:17 AM
  15. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Interesting. So would Miracast only mirror my screen or would there be the ability to extend my screen so it would be like having two screens?
    I actually believe that you can choose either to your preference. It will probably depend on the functionality of the transmitter, but something like Windows 8.1 will probably let you configure it how you want.
    08-28-2013 10:20 AM
  16. Jamari Robinson's Avatar
    Or he's saying it would be less of a headache to just buy the adapter you short sighted presumptuous *****
    04-22-2014 05:43 PM
  17. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Do any of you have your miracast device AND cable box connected through the XBox One? I'm curious how you have it done (if even possible) considering the Xbox One only has one HDMI input.
    12-01-2014 04:35 PM
  18. mr_808's Avatar
    It's not hard. You just plug the device into the HDMI input on the XO and use it like you normally would.

    Watch this:
    http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-one-can-d...ink-1501411519
    12-01-2014 06:13 PM
  19. Karsten Brink Floor's Avatar
    Will Xbox Miracast capabilities allow it to send output to any display/projector with Miracast capabilities/device (Like a TV connected to a MS Wireless Display Adapter)?
    12-02-2014 05:00 AM
  20. mr_808's Avatar
    No, the Xbox does not have any stand alone miracast capabilities. You cannot cast you Xbox to another screen and the Xbox cannot receive a cast without an miracast adpater being plugged into the HDMI input.

    The Xbox hardware could allow it to get a miracast feature added with a software update in the future, but as of now it does not have that capability.
    12-02-2014 08:53 AM
  21. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    It's not hard. You just plug the device into the HDMI input on the XO and use it like you normally would.

    Watch this:
    The Xbox One Can Do A Lot More Than You Might Think
    Thanks.

    I watched that video of Sean Ong and while he explains that he has his digital converter connected via HDMI to the XB1, he doesn’t explain how he has his miracast connected, although he shows it hanging directly behind the XB1. With the XB1 only having one HDMI input I’m curious how he has everything connected. Of course it is possible he is using an HDMI switch (and I may end up getting one like this) to connect the miracast and digital receiver to the XB1. I was just curious if there is another way. I wanted to be able to switch to the miracasting as seamlessly as possible, and the HDMI switch will still require a remote control toggle to switch between the miracast and my cable box.
    12-02-2014 11:42 AM
  22. mr_808's Avatar
    Correct. If you still want to be able to watch TV and have the option to cast you will need the HDMI switch to toggle between the miracast dongle and your cable box. It's not very efficient but it's your only option at the moment.
    12-02-2014 12:57 PM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    Yeah. I currently have a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter plugged into my Xbox One which is silly, cause everything the Wireless Display adapter has, the Xbox has, they just need a software update.
    12-02-2014 02:02 PM
  24. anon(5349218)'s Avatar
    Ok I see this is an old thread but hopefully you'll see this. I connected my wireless display adapter to my Xbox one but when I tried to play a video the picture and audio weren't in sync. There was noticeable lag so I ended up just connecting the adapter back to the TV as it worked much better that way.

    I'd much rather hook it up to the Xbox so I never have to switch inputs on my TV though.... so, could you walk me through how you set it up and how I might be able to get a better connection?
    04-16-2015 11:51 AM
  25. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Those of you who are in the preview:

    How is the Miracast Support on the X1?
    Any latency issues?
    Any compatibility issues with certain hardware?
    05-08-2015 11:38 PM
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