Philips Miracast monitor

Philips has announced its new 239C4QHWAB Miracast monitor allowing users to wirelessly stream Full HD content.

Ever wanted to stream content from your smartphone or tablet straight to your montior wirelessly? Well you can do exactly that with the new Philips 239C4QHWAB Miracast monitor. See also: Philips Hue review.

Miracast, aka 'Wireless Display', uses Wi-Fi Direct technology allowing the two devices to connect and communicate wirelessly. The Philips display will accept up to Full HD content from any Miracast cirtified Android smartphone or tablet.

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Philips sums it up well by saying it's like HDMI but without the cable. Once a connection is made everything on the Android device's display is mirrored on the monitor. Hence the name, Miracast.

"Nowadays households have a range of small-screen devices – and it’s natural for people to want to share content from their smartphones and tablets with friends and family by streaming videos and photos to a larger screen in the home." said Philips.

Miracast is activated on the display simply by clicking a button on the keypad in the base of the monitor.

Philips Miracast monitor Android smartphoneExamples of devices include the Nexus 7 and LG G2 but if you have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or later then there's a good chance you've got it so check your settings menu. If not the display also supports MHL for a wired connection through your microUSB port.

The IPS LED monitor features technology including SmartImage, SmartKolor and SmartContrast. These automatically adjust the image for best results.

The new Philips 239C4QHWAB Miracast display is available now at a recommended retail price of £249.