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Peanuts890
Nov 15, 2013

Miracast vs Chromecast vs Allsharecast

Thanks for the articles on Miracast vs Chromecast - where does Allsharecast fit in the argument.

I have a Galaxy phone and tablet which works well with my LG smart tv using Allsharecast (only for photos and videos using the right video player). I would like to show my Acer pc (Windows 8.1) screen on the LG TV. Which is best Miracast or chromecast. Not bothered if image is on both.

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Walter M Green III
01/01/2014

I linked my LG G2 to the Homesync (Allshare cast) device. Seems Miracast and Allshare cast are the same thing 

jimlynch
11/20/2013
Here's a link to Samsung's AllShare Cast page:

http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/allsharecast.html
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kreiley
11/15/2013

As far as I know, the AllShare is limited to use with Samsung phones/tablets, so it wouldn’t work for displaying laptop content. I think of AllShare as basically an invisible HDMI cable between your phone and TV. 

 

Paul Thurrott posted an article on WinSuperSite today about Mirashare, and I quote, “Windows 8.1 + Miracast - For most, more trouble than it is worth. From what he said, it can be a real pain to set it up. And in the end, what you have is essentially another invisible HDMI cable, except this time between your Surface or PC and your TV. Here is a link to the entire article

 

Chomecast is cheap and supports things like Netflix, YouTube, etc. right out of the box, but unless they have made some changes since it’s release, you can’t really mirror your PC on your TV. You can mirror things inside of the Chrome browser though, so it that is all you are looking for, it might be the an inexpensive option to consider.

 

So, out of your choices, really the only option that will do what you want is Mirashare, despite the potential setup challenges. Or you could just snake an HDMI cable from your PC to your TV.

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