Aethercast, the technology that will connect television with Ubuntu Phone


It seems that little by little the defects of Ubuntu Phone are being corrected. One of the last problems that existed, the connection with the Miracast technology, seems to be solved. Until now, being able to connect our smartphone with a monitor was something that was reserved for the Nexus 4 since other devices had problems with this type of connection. The Ubuntu Phone developers know that the device is old so they have looked for a solution that goes through the software. This is how the technology was created ethercast, a technology that communicates Miracast with Ubuntu Phone.

Miracast is the technology used in devices like Chromecast or tablets to do mirroring, that is, they emit the screen of the device on the monitor. This is useful for convergence and it looks like Aethercast will be a very good makeshift solution. So Aethercast via Wi-Fi Display will cause the image to be sent to the monitor or television that has a Wi-Fi connection, something that every television can have thanks to devices such as Chromecast.

Aethercast will be compatible with Miracast and other technologies

Considering what has been seen with the convergence of Microsoft, it seems that Ubuntu will have a better technology because with Aethercast it will not be necessary to use cables to connect the screen, you will only need a Wi-Fi connection. Also from Ubuntu it is stated that they are working so that their technology be compatible with other technologies besides Miracast, So in the not too distant future, we will surely be able to connect our smartphone to any existing television or monitor.

No video has yet been seen on the operation of Aethercast but it seems that the software will work on Ubuntu Phone and will be a great utility, at least for those who do not want to carry cables and displays, as well as being very useful for presentations and how add-on for tablets. Too bad development is still in its infancy.

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  1.   Dar Ali Boudi said

    Will it have the same destination as Firefox OS?

  2.   aubergines said

    Very interesting this article. Do you know something for when this technology will be in operation?