It can be tough trying to get everyone crowded around your phone or laptop when you want to share a funny new video or photos from your latest travels with your friends or family. The same goes for screen sharing information for work. For instance, have you been in a situation where you are visiting a client and would like to show them an enlarged version of the screen from your mobile phone?
In these moments, having a device that lets you mirror whatever is on your smaller screen to a larger one is incredibly useful. If any of these situations sound familiar, you may want to learn about wireless display technology.
Wireless Display Technology
Wireless display technology lets you project photos, web content and more from a compatible computer or mobile device onto a TV or projection screen. To do this, you need a wireless display adapter, which is a simple and more convenient alternative to using a wired connection, like an MHL cable.
Wireless Display Adapters
A wireless display adapter is a device that allows you to display the content from your mobile device on your TV or projector screen.
This adapter (sometimes called a wireless display receiver) is typically a small device that connects to your TV through an HDMI port. The adapter “pairs” with your mobile device using a technology like Miracast to beam your device screen content to the big display.
Actiontec’s ScreenBeam Mini2 is a wireless display adapter that works with most recent Samsung and other Android devices as well as those running Windows 8.1+ / 10.
How to Use Your Wireless Display Adapter
With this screen mirroring device, at-home entertainment can be more enjoyable. You can play mobile games on your HDTV, share photos with family, and play downloaded videos or music in the background of your party. Displaying your phone screen on your TV allows you to see everything in a better, broader view.
Wireless display adapters are perfect for the office, too. You can easily share a presentation deck, reports or anything from your phone or laptop with colleagues or clients onto a projection screen or TV. Using this screen-transferring device in your restaurant or bar is great for projecting your menu or specials onto a larger screen.
Some wireless display adapters work with Apple devices, while others work with Android or Samsung devices. It is important to check which one will work with your mobile device before buying an adapter.
When looking to buy a wireless display adapter, be sure to get a good device that gives you a quality connection as well as high-definition imagery. Easy setup is also important. With a little research, you can find products that fit these criteria.
One option is the ScreenBeam Mini 2, which allows you to project photos, web content and more from your mobile device onto your HDTV screen. It is easy to set up and supports Windows 8.1/10, Wi-Fi Miracast and Intel WiDi. It also supports up to full 1080p30 HD video and 2 channel stereo with ultra-low latency.