Article ID : 00094429 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

Screen Mirroring is not working using Wi-Fi Direct

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Wi-Fi Direct by itself cannot be used to perform Screen Mirroring. It is not the same thing as the Miracast  technology that is used for Screen Mirroring.

Miracast builds upon Wi-Fi Direct technology with mechanisms to negotiate the video connection between devices, setup content protection (if needed), stream content and maintain the video session.

NOTE: Different manufacturers have different names for the Miracast feature. Below are some examples.

  • Sony: Screen mirroring
  • Samsung: AllShare Cast or Screen Mirroring
  • LG Nexus: Wireless Display