Microsoft announces Chromecast competitor called Wireless Display Adapter
Interactive «stick» the Google Chromecast is an extremely successful product which allows you to stream virtually any content on your big-screen TV. The concept of Chromecast has been adopted by a number of companies, including Mozilla, and now joined by Microsoft.
The Redmond company introduced Wireless Display Adapter – the device with which you can transfer the image from the screen of your smartphone or tablet to your TV or monitor. The dongle connects to the HDMI port or USB on your TV or monitor and works in P2P mode standard Miracast.
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter can be used for presentations in the corporate sector, and the average user can use the device for games or watching Netflix on the big screen. And since it uses standard Miracast, HDMI «USB flash drive» from Microsoft does not need a Wi-Fi signal, such as Chromecast. Miracast technology built-in to Windows 8.1; it also supported a number of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and Android.
The price is 59.95 dollars is not the most attractive on the market, so to compete with Chromecast, which costs $ 35, will not be easy.