Netgear PTV3000 firmware upgrade brings support for Miracast-equipped Android devices

Netgear’s PTV3000 has gotten a new firmware upgrade that will enable some nice functionality for those of you with Miracast-enabled devices. That bunch would include owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, LG Optimus G (with Android 4.0.4 or later), Nexus 4 (with Android 4.2.1 or later), and various Sony Xperia models with Android 4.0.4 or later.

In case you don’t know what Miracast is, it’s a wireless display standard that’ll allow you to throw up a mirrored image of your device’s screen onto your television without the need to hook your phone up using MHL or HDMI. It’s a very nice piece of technology, so if you have one of these PTV3000 units then update it at your earliest convenience and give it a shot. If you don’t have a PTV3000 then now is as good a time as any to think about buying one — look into it for yourself here on Amazon.

[via Engadget]

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  • No_Nickname90

    $60 or a $5 25ft cable? Hmm… What else can this thing do? Or is it just for Miracast? But if it just got an update for Miracast that means it was able to do other stuff. Hmm… I think I see what I’ll be researching on my bus ride home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Weisinger/548351406 Daniel Weisinger

    The reviews on Amazon are terrible, and looks like they’ve been advertising this all along as having support for Miracast even though it’s just now getting the update. That’s pretty much false advertisement… you can’t even trust the feature list for the product, let alone how reliable it is.

  • spicymeatball

    I can’t believe Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 don’t support Miracast. And the Nexus 7 doesn’t support any sort of video out capability. It’s a good thing I have Google TV. I’m not sure Samsung cares if I have google tv and will continue to make their products more full featured over Google nexus line. You get what you pay for so I guess I can’t complain.

  • Jet

    I’m just testing this right now as I just bought it and applied the firmware update and so far it’s amazing. I’m sure a lot of people were upset prior to the firmware update but now it’s worth it.

  • Robert Castles

    Galaxy s3(AT&T) with latest cm10.1nightly does not work with this firmware.Huge disappointment, and the Intel widi software and drivers are terrible and awkward.I can’t keep widi working on my Samsung 900x Laptop.
    Others have something working with stock Samsung and nexus 4.