Is the ‘AirPlay killer’ already dead?
It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but HDMI radically simplified our home entertainment. Once, connecting devices to a television required any number of different video and audio cables — including composite, component, VGA, DVI, and more. Now, HDMI has supplanted nearly all of them. It’s ubiquitous, and it’s simple to use. One cable transmits video and audio at the same time. People understand how it works. MIRACAST COULD CUT THE HDMI CORD But an HDMI cable is still a bulky, cumbersome thing to carry around if you’re simply trying to connect a smartphone or tablet to a television. That’s why the wireless industry is working on a wireless alternative. It’s called Miracast. It might have already failed. But if the industry can turn things around, it could have the potential to cut that pesky cable.