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Microsoft announces the HD-10, a Miracast receiver with NFC support

Berlin, Germany – Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 accessory. The HD-10 is a new device that allows users to share content easily from their smartphone to any HDMI-connected screen. Presentations, photos, videos and more can easily be shared from your Windows Phone to your television with the HD-10.

HD-10

The Screen Sharing HD-10 was designed for people who enjoy a lot of content on their phones. Be it photos, videos, music, streaming movies, games, and internet. With the HD-10, you get an easy way to put all that content onto a larger screen.

A simple tap is all it takes to content your Windows Phone to the HD-10 thanks to a removable NFC disc. Tap your NFC-enabled Windows Phone to begin easily mirroring everything on your phone to your big screen. Pass the NFC disc around to allow anyone to share their content. Any Lumia with screen projection capabilities and other Miracast products can use the HD-10.

Here's how you can use the HD-10 in various situations:

  • Enjoy movies or TV series in full HD (1080p) on the big screen, played directly from Lumia smartphone or streamed from on-demand services, without any content restrictions.
  • Internet browsing: Browse and enjoy websites, or try convenient online shopping on the big screen.
  • Showcasing photos: Take stunning pictures with a Lumia phone, and then relive the memories on a large screen with friends and family.
  • Office use: Perfect for presentations or group working sessions, it lets people project documents from apps and services like Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), OneNote, OneDrive and Lync.
  • Games: Play with games on the big screen, and enjoy them in more detail.

The HD-10 is expected to be available later this month for $79 USD / €79. We hope to have hands-on with the Screen Sharing HD-10 later today.

119 Comments
  • Awesome news!
  • Awesome indeed!
  • Yes! A must buy for me. I use my 1520 for everything it seems, lol. Soon I can watch my SyFy Now app on my TV (Defiance!).
  • So this is to be their Chromecast? I'm up for giving it a shot. When Apple did this it was loaded with delay, and Android's closest mirroring was no more than a hack that only worked with the N5... this has the potential of showing them both up.
  • that looks more like another solution more phone based. dont think this is their chromecast pendant
  • It looks better than chromecast for me though... Cuz I can control everything from my phone... And just that is enough. *how will it looks like in portrait? One with black/white background? I hope windows phone 9 will also support Landscape mode For the Home screen
  • I gave up on landscape usage throughout the system. I was hopeing so much for a landscape slider like back in the windows mobile days.. nothing.. just nothing even remotely leaked:((
  • Will this work with any phone or tablet that supports miracast or just Windows phone? Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Yes it will. Read the article bro
  • I had the same question.  The article says miracast but then in examples it specifically states Lumias.  Why? It also states that it uses NFC, so NFC is probably required as well.  Miracast + NFC = supported then? Devil is in the details...
  • It's hard to tell from the article, but my guess is that it's a general purpose Miracast reciever that will work with any Miracast compatible device.  The NFC part probably just allows simpler automated pairing so that you don't have to got through the normal connection steps.  I'm sure the normal connection process can still be used for non-NFC devices.  The Lumia mention is probably linked to the automated NFC connection functionality, because non-Lumia devices wouldn't know how to utilize the connection data embedded in the NFC tag (there isn't an industry standard for passing Miracast connection info through an NFC tag).  Non-lumia devices would have to connect manually instead of using the NFC tag to automatically connect.
  • It's for Lumia phones
  • I just looked it up and yes your right..
  • For it to work the way it's supposed to... But maybe you can connect somehow... You might be right
  • Emergard it's Black Steve ^
  • Nope, this just mirrors your screen from your computer or compatible phone or device. I have been waiting for a decent miracast adapter for a while.
  • $79 is up there but ima still buy one
  • You can buy an actiontec kit(includes a widi compatible transceiver for non-intel computers, desktops) for the same
  • Cool concept but it looked very laggy and stuttery during the demonstration.
  • It uses Wifi to send the picture. So beeing in a room full o journalists with a ton of devices using up the available WiFi frequencies is not directly ideal. I have used Miracast at home to my TV and it works perfect- with no stutter!
  • I like the ease of use with nfc, I'll give it a crack.
  • Will I be able to use this with my laptop or exclusively windows phones?
  • I think it's all-inclusive Miracast. Anything that works on Miracast will work with this. However, I think only Windows Phone devices will be able to use the easy NFC pairing.
    But this is just my speculation, so don't quote me on it. EDIT: Confirmed any Miracast device.
  • Good to know! That NFC coaster looks neat btw
  • This is all based upon Miracast, so if you have a modern laptop that has NFC, BT4, 5GHz wireless n or ac, and an OS that supports it, then it SHOULD work... but then again we all know about manufacturers and sticking to standards, so your mileage may vary.
  • Miracast only requires Wifi Direct (an optional subcomponent of the Wifi standards) for the connection.  Bluetooth and NFC are not used at all by Miracast.  This particual device uses NFC to initiate the connection automatically, but it's not required and not part of the Miracast functionality.  I'm only mentioning that because very few laptops and tablets have NFC so people might thing those devices aren't compatible with Miracast.   Miracast is a very simple standard.  It's basically the h.264 video codec, a few very common audio codecs (AAC, AC3, 5.1), and Wifi-Direct.  Compared to competing technologies it should have very few compatibility issues because it's relatively straight forward.
  • Anyone know whether this will this work with my surface pro 2 or is it just lumia phones?
  • Like the article said, Amy device with Miracast.
  • And arn't all new intel chip devices required to have miracast? 
  • i am kinda dissapionted from this...   i expected the accessory to target the whole microsoft ecosystem, specially windows rather than wp
  • Actually, with Miracast it can target the whole ecosystem. Miracast support can already be found in some Windows 8 tablets like the DV8P and Surface Pro 3
  • Oh, so it can be used without the NFC thingy? That would be great. I'd love to watch movies from my Surface Pro without having a long HDMI wire going though the middle of my living room...
  • NFC is usually only used for easier pairing/connecting. If it's using the Miracast standard many other devices should be able to use it, including my Surface 2 :) But I want this to be enabled on my Xbox One instead of buying a dongle...
  • i know it works but it was desinged for wp, advertised for wp they should've released it as a windows ecosystem accessory instead of wp
  • since this is specially named for lumia - i believe you will get a different solution that is more "PC" based
  • Cool. Will be looking out for this one.
  • Great to see more and more uses of NFC but for some strange reason Microsoft has removed NFC from 630 :( 
  • Does this support the Lumia 920?
  • No, no hardware support.Qualcomm 400/800 work.
  • 79€ wow that's expensive
  • your better off with a chromecast i guess
  • Chromecast is totally useless!!
  • Let's see, play photos, videos, some apps directly display to it, serve as second screen for others, play music that's the exact same features that ms advertised the miracast device to do
  • Chromecast requires Chrome. Does not compute.
  • No, it isn't. Miracast works always. For chromecast you need apps. Miracast is wireless HDMI. Chromecast isn't.
  • Just to clarify, miracast is a standard for manufacturers.  Chromecast is a solution that coincides with applications. 
  • One of the main difference between this and Chromecast is that with chromcast, once you cast the video, you can actually put the phone to sleep and then control the video using the remote for the TV.  This saves battery power on the phone. With Miracast,  The phone has to be on/connected and the video has to be on the phone's display. Because of this, if the phone isn't plugged in, it will use up battery power.  
  • Yeah, I hope they add a remote... But if they don't, I'd still rather not have a remote than have a Google product in my home... But I hope they add a remote... But we'll have to see. If with a Chromecast you can lock your phone, maybe you can with this one too, with an option to project a movie instead of projecting directly the phone's screen, and will only need to unlock it to put the movie on pause.
  • "But if they don't, I'd still rather not have a remote than have a Google product in my home" That is just childish. 
  • I don't see how not buying a product from a company who's values I don't respect makes me childish...
  • I don't think it makes you childish.. I own chromecast(practicallycame out free with the 3 months Netflix refund) , roku 3 and I'll buy this dongle too. It will be awesome to finally play movies off of my Lumia 2520 and windows phone for once.
  • It is a childish because blind allegiance to any company is dumb. Always get the best product you can afford for the needs that you are trying to have met. It is a very simple concept. One that successful people have mastered and yet fanboys continually fail to get.  Never get so emotionally invested in one company that you start demonizing the other. The only person that loses in that situation is you, the user. The company you demonize wins because you care. Apathy scares them more. The company you love wins because there is zero motivation to innovate; you've already stated you will never buy from the competition.  
  • You comment would make sense if I had said "I will only buy stuff from Microsoft!!!", but what I said is "I won't buy something from Google". I'm not buying from Google not because I love Microsoft too much, I'm not buying from Google because I hate how the company operates. I have zero respect for them and so I'm not willing to help them in any way by purchasing their products. And yes you're right, successful people always get the best product no matter what the cost, but personally I don't care about being successful, all I want is to be honest with myself and the people around me, and giving my money and information to a company like Google isn't something I'm willing to do. Successful people get the best product no matter the cost. A successful society on the other end has to really think about the impact of it's actions, and I'd rather live in a successful society than be a successful individual.
  • And right there is the difference between the two of us: You hate, I don't. I simply cannot see myself hating a company to the level where it starts to affect my decisions. But, to each its own. Do what makes you happy; at the end of the day that is all that matters. You only live once. 
  • No. With Miracast nobody knows what you are watching. With Google products Google nows. An advertising company. Your comment is just childish without thinking first.
  • But not much power. Don't worry. Whole 1080p movie takes 20% top (Surface 2).
  • The apple tv works just like that and people still buy it. Plug your phone you are not gonna be using it while watching a movie anyway.
  • Now if they could add network drives to the new Files app I could watch movies and series from my WIFI hard drive directly from my phone to the big screen, that would be awesome!
  • Yes I back this and built in support for wmp server on windows
  • Awesome, but is Expensive :s
  • Awesome
  • Awesome... I need this!!
  • Both $,€ same at 79, how that can happen?
  • Ask MS. Its the same with Surface. Every time the USD and € are the same :'( http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3 http://www.microsoft.com/surface/de-de/products/surface-pro-3 799USD are normaly 607,71€. But hey we are the EU we get the Money ^^
  • US price is without VAT and EU price is including VAT.  79$ /1.29 = 61€ *1.19% = 73€.  So 79$ would equate to 73€ (including VAT). So it is only 6€ more expensive. So your calculation is very misleading.
  • Finally! Onya Nokiasoft
  • Enjoy movies or TV series in full HD (1080p) on the big screen, played directly from Lumia smartphone or streamed from on-demand services, without any content restrictions. BONUS : Enjoy endless charging...
  • Only for Lumia phones? Fail. What about the brand new HTC phone that literally just came out. If someone can't use that phone with this then that is just dumb.
  • You can bro its basically a Miracast dongle. Heck you can even stream from an android phone to HD 10
  • I would love to see Miracast feature-like abilities using the Xbox One.  Right now I can throw up Pictures and Videos using the Lumia Play To app but I would like it to be more like Miracast where I would be able to project anything.  I think that's how Miracast works, right?  For example if I where looking at a website on my phone I would like to hit share and throw it to the Xbox One.  Same goes for anything else I'm doing.
  • I think its too much for what It can do but that's my opinion.
  • 1020 :(
  • Oh my god so many good news
  • Our progress is progressing. (Our = wp fan boys)
  • Before buying this I want to know if Miracast is coming to the Xbox One, like they promised before launch...
  • Agreed, it would seem redundant to buy this and then have Miracast support come to XB1 in October ha.
  • Lol what a joke chrome cast does much more for less Posted from my Samsung galaxy S5
  • No it doesn't do more....... It does far less actually. Miracast dongles make a TV into a secondary display for any device that supports it. That includes your band aid covered GS5........it costs a little more, but full screen casting, you can run any app you want, not just the ones supported by scroogle
  • All I see is phones; will this work with my PC or tablet that is not NFC enabled but does have Miracast support?
  • NFC is usually only used for easier pairing/connecting. If it's using the Miracast standard many other devices should be able to use it, including my Surface 2 :) But I want this to be enabled on my Xbox One instead of buying a dongle...
  • thanks to MSFT and thanks for WP Central.... ! 
  • Mirror it to a TV? So the image will be backwards? So if I watch Miracast on my TV using a mirror it will be right. Got it.
  • Too big. Too many dollars.
  • They need landscape support for the start screen to make this viable. Also does this mean I can finally connect to my Netgear ptv3000, or does it only work with the MS version. Using Lumia Icon
  • So what are the chances I buy one of theses and then the xbox one gets a miracast support update
  • This looks exciting!! I'd pick one up myself :)
  • cna I connect it with my Lumia 720 or Lumia 630
  • 720 = no. 630 = yes.   The hardware in the 720 does not support Wifi-Direct which is part of the Miracast standard.
  • Can not wait to try this out!
  • Seems chill but the name sucks. They couldn't think of something a little more consumer friendly.
  • If I play Netflix on my Lumia, does it mirror on the tv?
  • Yes
  • $79 ?! What the hell.... For 100 bucks i have apple tv. I wonder how it will works with windows 8.1
  • You make it sound like paying $21 more for a more limited/locked down device is somehow better.  Something like... "It cost less and is more open than Apple TV??!!  I might as well buy the Apple TV!" Makes no sense. FYI, you can get other Miracast receivers for ~$50.  This one just has extra functionality (quick pairing via NFC).
  • Looks like a DOA thing for me. Too much dinero. Anyways, here's to hoping they have some type of wonders phone support for the Xbox one. Sony is killing them in that department.
  • So you still need wifi like chromecast?
  • Noooooo
  • This is supposed to compete with Chromecast? At $79 vs. $30, that's only going to appeal to enthusiasts. Too bad, but typical MSFT I suppose. I'll get one for my newly purchased Lumia 1520 of course... But then, I am indeed an enthusiast.
  • Buying one of these for SURE!
  • Disappointing to me.  I was hoping for something that was actually Chromecast-like in size and shape and plugged directly into an HDMI port.  I'll stick to my Netgear PTV3000.   That being said, I can't believe they listed gaming as something you'd want to do over this.  The latency is terrible for that.
  • In my experience the latency is < 0.1 seconds.  Not all games require low latency.  Strategy games, Angry Birds, puzzle games, etc.
  • Hopefully, the Dell Venue 8 Pro works well with this device. I have yet to put money down on a Netgear PTV3000 because of the mixed reviews. Not sure if it's the DV8P (which has a few issues) or the Netgear...
  • I have the Netgear PTV3000 and it works great with my Surface Pro (1st edition), but I don't know if there is a way to connect it to my Sprint Samsung Ativ S Neo. Is there a way to do this?
  • Good to see MS to haven't lose their naming humour / S.... "Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10" LOL. Why not simply call it "Screen Share" + Model Number for the accessory Regardless of the name I am definately buying one or two, one for the living room and one for my room presuming one can use this as a miracast adapter for the surface products :P
  • Or how about not putting a model in there at all and calling it "TwizzleBot" or something catchy and memorable?  Microsoft is so utterly inept at naming things.
  • Haha, true.
  • "to content your Windows Phone to the HD-10 " did you mean "to connect ..."?
  • Looks great, and I'll buy one, but are you telling me the freakin' name of it is: Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 ????  This is a parody, right?  It could not possibly be true!!!!!! Oh, wait, this is Microsoft, the company that has a complete, utter and comprehensive inability to come up with an intelligent name for a consumer product! Okay, Surface is the exception, but even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while. Microsoft, you are a laughingstock!
  • So this is the long awaited official Miracast reciever from Microsoft? Was hoping for the rumored Surface branded one (and also for a much cheaper price): http://www.windowsblogitalia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/surface_mira... Maybe this is still coming. Who knows...  
  • XBOX ONE needs Miracast support!
  • Please let me know when and where will be available. Definitely I will buy one!
  • I wonder if it'll work with my 925 or the 1525 if they ever release it.
  • Depending on the usage and latency I would buy it too
  • Reminds me of the Zune HD dock.
  • Does this work with the Surface Pro 3?
  • Hi guys.Lumia 1020 support it?
  • will we see this here in middle east?  
  • This question for folks who bought this. How is this compared to the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter? Does it support HD Audio (Surround Sound 5.1)? Is there any lag while playing netflix from phone? What about lip sync?  I am tempted to buy one :)    
  • I'm so excited that this is FINALLY available in the US!