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Although Chromecast over WiFi is the best alternative for supported apps, the Nexus 7-2013 hardware and its Android OS also support Miracast. So this tablet will function as the Miracast transmitter when paired with a Miracast receiver. The more recent smart TVs can be Miracast receivers, but the user generally has to enable this functionality on the setup menu. Alternatively, if the TV doesn't support Miracast, a number of HDMI Miracast receiver dongles are available in the marketplace via Amazon.com, etc., and generally cost less than $100. Except for perhaps this dongle, Miracast is completely wireless, which should be a major advantage over MHL. The Nexus 7 Guidebook 2013 is available for anyone to view for free at the Google Play Book Store. If you access the document and enter the search term, "MHL," you'll find that the entire text of the Guidebook contains no mention of it.