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Microsoft plans video streaming device, rivaling Chromecast, filings suggest

microsoft logoMicrosoft is getting ready to launch its personal video streaming gadget, primarily based on the Miracast screencasting normal, in line with filings with the FCC and WiFi Alliance, unearthed this week by Windows Phone Daily and Nokia Power User.

The filings suggest that Microsoft is creating a dongle, dubbed the HD-10, much like Google’s Chromecast gadget, with HDMI, WiFi and USB connections. The concept could be to stream content material to a tv display from a wide range of gadgets — Home windows Telephone and Home windows 8, presumably, however you by no means know what Microsoft would possibly do on this new period below CEO Satya Nadella.

GigaOm notes that Miracast doesn’t supply superior multi-screen options obtainable by means of Google’s protocol. Miracast additionally streams instantly from the gadget to a tv set, moderately than from a distant server.

We’ve contacted Microsoft for touch upon the filings. Home windows Telephone Day by day says it expects to listen to extra in regards to the gadget at a Microsoft occasion scheduled for the IFA 2014 convention in Germany on Sept. 4.

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