Originally Posted by pashtun
Does anyone know how to use the Miracast feature in the new firmware? There is nothing in the 'services' or settings menu that I can find...
I guess complete setup is kind of determined by the device that you intend to "mirror" to the WDTV SMP and it's ability to "Miracast", but first of all, there are options in the WDTV Settings that you should check:
I use the "Grid" format, so clicking on the gear icon (Setup) in the upper right, I navigate Setup > Network Settings > Wireless Display (Miracast). Now I have options that I have set to:
Wireless Display (Miracast) = On
Device Pairing in Push Button Mode = Auto Accept
Previously Connected Devices = (a list of just that - my tablet is currently the only device in the list)
I typically use my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (Android v.4.1.2) as the device to mirror to the WDTV. It has a Samsung app called AllShare Cast. It seems to be built into the OS. When I click it on my home screen, it takes me to the tablet's Settings page "Wireless & Networks", subcategory "AllShare Cast." Up to this point AllShare Cast has been "off" but on this screen it is now turned on, and if one of my active SMP's is turned-on, it will be listed as an available device. I "Click to Connect" the device and if the moon, stars, and sun are aligned properly, the SMP screen says something like "connecting to Android abcd" where abcd is a partial MAC address as I recall. In a few seconds, the tablet is mirrored full screen on my 50". It works great.
I don't think that the moon, etc., actually play a part in the connection, but something else sometimes does. Like today when I tried it, after about 30 seconds, I got a message on the tablet saying that it could not connect to the device (WDTV). It usually connects right away, but sometimes I have to play with it. Today, I had to reboot the WDTV box and then all was ok. There have been some other times where I had to mess with wireless connections. Hopefully, this will get you started!