Miracast Arrives With May Xbox One Update
Microsoft’s May Xbox One Update contains a media lover’s most coveted featured: Miracast support.
Microsoft announced a new streaming media application for the Xbox One and more in a post on its Xbox Wire news blog today. The presence of the streaming app was buried deep within a post about some new features coming to the Xbox on Windows 10 companion app.
Microsoft is calling this new streaming app Wireless Display and it’ll support anything and everything that adheres to the Miracast standard. Among these are most Android device, the Surface 2, Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3. In fact, Microsoft is enabling broad support for any device running Windows 8.1, its latest operating system for notebooks, desktops and tablets. devices running Windows Phone 8.1 support Miracast too, according to today’s post.
Also included in the May Xbox One Update is the Power settings toggle that Microsoft discussed a few weeks ago, Voice messages creation in the party app and another setup screen for configuring supported USB broadcast TV tuners.
Today, only members of the Xbox One Preview Program are getting the May Xbox One Update. It should launch for everyone sometime this may