Differences and features of DLNA, Miracast and Airplay wireless screencasting protocols

Differences and features of DLNA, Miracast and Airplay wireless screencasting protocols

The reason for wireless screencasting protocol sometimes brings many troubles to our screencasting operation, for example, Apple’s Airplay protocol only allows its own and authorized devices to use, so that many Apple phones can not search the TV is because the TV does not support the Airplay protocol, today, the strange machine editor to popularize with you what are the mainstream wireless screencasting protocol, what are the characteristics.

Differences and features of DLNA, Miracast and Airplay wireless wireless screencasting protocols

DNLA was initiated by Sony, Intel, Microsoft, etc.. Apple was also a member of the DLNA Alliance at the time, and later withdrew and set up its own.

DLNA is relatively similar to Apple’s AirPlay, and the protocols are largely the same; they both allow you to drop media content from your phone into your TV screen. The difference is that DLNA on cell phones does not have mirroring capabilities similar to AppleTV’s AirPlay, nor does it have the dual-screen gaming experience that AppleTV supports. At the moment, DLNA is more about casting photos and videos from the phone to the big screen.

Miracast is a wireless display standard developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2012, based on a direct Wi-Fi connection. Devices that support this standard can share video footage wirelessly.

For example, a cell phone can share videos or photos directly on a TV or other device via Miracast. Unlike DLNA, Miracast also has a mirroring feature similar to AirPlay, which allows you to drop the screen content from your phone directly onto your HDTV screen so you can also play games through your TV screen. Because this technology is relatively new, the devices that support this technology are so far, very rare. And the technology is not mature.

Differences and features of DLNA, Miracast and Airplay wireless wireless screencasting protocols

AirPlay is a wireless technology developed by Apple that allows you to transfer pictures, audio, and video from iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, iPodtouch, etc. to AirPlay-enabled devices wirelessly via WiFi.

AirPlay also has a special feature, this feature is called AirPlay mirroring, with AppleTV this function can be iPhone or iPad on the screen wireless transmission to the TV, that is to say, your device display is what the TV screen display is what, and not limited to pictures and videos.

Differences and features wireless wireless screencasting protocols

Features.

DLNA protocol: Only for audio, video, and picture pushing, transferring multimedia files wirelessly to the top of your TV or projector. Also DLNA has stopped updating, and now a lot of phones are not supporting DLNA anymore, which is a big loss.

Miracast protocol: It is a wireless display standard based on a WIFI direct connection. Miracast is the same mirroring function as Airplay, which allows you to put the content of your phone’s screen directly onto your HDTV screen, and you can also play games and online videos through your TV screen. You can also play games and online videos on your TV screen.

Differences and features wireless wireless screencasting protocols

Airplay protocol: At present, Apple’s AirPlay screen mirroring is only applicable to certified Apple devices, and the main support for this technology is Apple’s own devices, including iPad, iPhone, AppleTV, etc. In addition, there are some Apple authorized partners’ devices.

Understanding the wireless screencasting protocol, we can go to the wireless screencasting operation in the future to understand which wireless screencasting protocols are supported by our own phones, TVs, and computers, and then perform the screencasting operation.

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