Microsoft reveals Google Chromecast rival


Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter in action

This week has seen Microsoft unveil its Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, which connects to an HDTV, monitor, or projector and will let user easily share content from any Miracast-enabled device – including many PCs and Tablets running Windows 8.1.

While the technology appears designed to emulate the success of Google’s Chromecast streaming dongle, some analysts have been apathetic concerning its potential impact…

“People with Windows Phones can now do what those with Android Phones can do with their TVs,” Alan Quayle (Owner, Alan Quayle Business & Service Development, USA), told IP&TV News.  “But I find after a few weeks of play, it becomes resigned to same category as my Wii.  Sitting in a corner gathering dust.”

The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is available for preorder now in the U.S. and Canada and generally available in October for $59.95 (U.S.) online at the Microsoft Store and at Best Buy and Microsoft Retail Store locations.

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