HDMI cables have been with us since 2003, and we have been using the cabled interface to share HD content since.
It was not until Miracast became prominent in 2012, that we have the option of sharing media content across Wi-Fi.
One of the most popular Miracast receiver on the market is Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
We’ll compare both the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and EZCast 2 to help you understand the differences between these popular Miracast adapters and decide which one is more suitable.
Most Windows 7 and above laptops, and Android devices come with Miracast function built in, making it very convenient to screen mirror with both devices.
So are there finer differences between the two Miracast dongles?
Both Microsoft Display Adapter and EZCast 2 are designed for screen mirroring from your laptops and Miracast enabled Android phones.
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter excels at the speed at sharing screen to the TV.
Just access the Miracast function and connect
All you need to do is access the Miracast function, in both Windows and Android devices, and choose the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter device.
No network setup required.
In EZCast 2’s case, the setup is identical to Microsoft’s Miracast Wireless Display Adapter.
Just access the Miracast function and choose the EZCast 2 device before sharing the screen.
iOS and macOS devices do not support Miracast, and Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter does not support AirPlay.
So the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter setup cannot not work with any Apple product natively.
So iPhones and iPads users can't screen cast to Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter easily.
In this situation, EZCast 2 has the upper hand by supporting AirPlay, so you can mirror your iPhone screen to EZCast flawlessly.
This is the closest solution to Miracast iPhones, and how you can mirror iPhone to TV without Apple TV.
By now, you will see both Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and EZCast work well for Android and Windows devices.
Both Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and EZCast 2 provide very fast Miracast Android and Windows screen mirroring experiences.
EZCast 2 is a great alternative if you want more than a Miracast adapter, and work across many devices, such as Miracast an iPhone, and want to keep your screen mirroring activities secure and private..
You can cut back on cable subscription fees, forget about buying the latest smart TVs, and use your mobile phone and laptop to run a premium home entertainment experience.
All without breaking the bank.