Wi-Fi Certified Miracast program launches; headed to Xperia T/TX and V

by XB on 19/09/2012

in Accessories, Videos, Xperia T, Xperia V


The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced the launch of the Wi-Fi Certified Miracast certification program. Miracast is related to Wi-Fi Direct in that it allows source and display devices to discover and connect to one another at the push of a button – for example a smartphone/tablet to a television. However, Miracast builds on this to negotiate video capabilities, setup content protection (if needed), stream content, and maintain the video session.

The connections between devices are formed using Miracast-certified products, so there is no need to be connected to a network. Users can then share photos or videos from their phone to their TV. Other examples include sharing a laptop presentation to a projector/television or ‘streaming’ live TV programs onto your tablet.

Sony Mobile is supporting the standard, so we can expect future Miracast Certified Xperia handsets. As things stand, only three devices will be Miracast Certified – the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V. This feature is expected to go live on these handsets in November 2012.

Nikolaus Scheurer, Director Marketing Planning for Sony Mobile Communications, has this to say about Miracast: “Sony Mobile is pleased to support the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast certification program. We continuously strive to deliver new exciting user experiences and Miracast technology will enhance our ability to offer consumers seamless connectivity to move their content freely between smartphones and other screens.”

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Further reading:
Miracast White Paper
Miracast Q&A
Miracast Presentation

  • kiikooo

    The xperia tablet does not support it?

  • Rene Pedroso

    Why is it only the
    Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V? If you go to their website they list all of the Sony mobile devices as ”Certified” My XPS is listed

  • Rene Pedroso

    I did not see it listed on their site

  • kiikooo

    I really dont understand why im keeping it. Wifi issues, constant restarting on its own, and A really bad browser. I guess im hoping they all get fixed in a software update..

  • XperiaBlog

    Those devices are wi-fi certified, rather than Miracast certified.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Select the list from the link below for ”Find products certified for Miracast” and then select the dropdown ”Filter by Company” and you will select the ”Sony Mobile Communications AB” hit the submit button and you will see all of the devices that are certified. Am I missing something?

    http://www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-certified-miracast%E2%84%A2

  • http://www.facebook.com/LifeSoSuck Kimmy Stylelove

    How about Xperia Acro S or X.Ion?

  • Chris

    Haha, who did this commercial. I think the little girl should watch on the tablet while man uses the big screen for watching soccer :-) :-)

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  • Jerry Berglund

    HOw do this Miracast work? I understand how to use it in a way… but is is hardware or software? Is that why Xperia S wont have it?

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