Wifi display (Miracast) support on Linux!

I was really pleased to see this blog post today, because I was looking for exactly this a few weeks ago and was sad to find it didn't exist. Now it does!

Displaying on an external screen via wifi is a really handy thing that is increasingly commonly available. Lately I'm finding most TVs I run across - including hotel room TVs! - have the feature available. For whatever reason I don't really see many people using or talking about it, but it's great - you can watch videos from your phone or laptop without having to carry an HDMI cable around everywhere and hope the inputs aren't blocked or full on the TV.

So I'm looking forward to testing that out, and hope all the bits land in official distribution packages soon :) Thanks Benjamin!


Mohd Izzat wrote on 2019-08-06 12:03:
absolutely can, i really want to use wireless display
Garvin Timmann wrote on 2019-08-25 11:47:
desperately need debain to output to wireless Display, needs to be clear how to do this in future
John S Birkett wrote on 2019-12-22 16:53:
Well I spent half a day looking into this. I can only assume it is still in development and not available for running by an end user [sob sob] I have spent AGES trying to get rid of the HDMI cable on this laptop (Mint) but without using a Chromecast thingie. Oh well, looks like I will just have to keep waiting for a simple install and a GUI. John, in the middle of the UK