Aethercast: Ubuntu Is Working On Wireless Display Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 25 December 2015 at 02:35 PM EST. 7 Comments
Aethercast is a new Canonical-led project for enabling wireless display support on Ubuntu.

Aethercast is implementing Miracast support, the standard from the WiFi Alliance for providing roughly "HDMI over WiFi" by being able to wireless cast a display using WiFi Direct. Miracast has long been supported by Android and the other major mobile phone platforms while it's still being worked on for the Ubuntu Phone space.

This display casting support for Ubuntu Phone is still in its early stages and is being developed via this Launchpad project. Details on Aethercast are currently sparse.

Aethercast is separate from other work being done on Miracast support for the Linux desktop like OpenWFD, MiracleCast, and the new Miracast support being worked on by Intel with their Linux graphics driver developers.
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