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Intel WiDi
Intel WiDi logo.gif
The Intel WiDi Logo
Date invented2006
Introduced2010; 12 years ago (2010)[1][2][3]
TypeWireless Display-Distribution System
ConnectionWi-Fi Direct

Wireless Display (WiDi) is technology developed by Intel that enables users to stream music, movies, photos, videos and apps without wires from a compatible computer to a compatible HDTV or through the use of an adapter with other HDTVs or monitors. Intel WiDi supports HD 1080p video quality, 5.1 surround sound, and low latency for interacting with applications sent to the TV from a PC.

Using the Intel WiDi Widget, users can perform different functions simultaneously on their PC and TV such as checking email on the PC while streaming a movie to the TV from the same device.[4][5]

WiDi was discontinued in 2015 in favour of Miracast,[6] a standard developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and natively supported by Windows 8.1 and later.[7] On the latest Windows 10 by Microsoft, the built-in Wireless Display is also called Project, which can be used to mirror Win 10 to TV[8] for those Miracast Supported devices.

Version history[edit]

  • 2010 - WiDi 1.0 - Supports 720p[9]
  • 2011 - WiDi 2.0 - Supports 1080p[10]
  • 2012 - WiDi 3.0 - Supports 1080p @ 60 FPS[11]
  • September 2012 - WiDi 3.5 - Supports Windows 8, touch functionality, 1080p output, 3D content, HDCP2, Blu-ray, and USB devices and Miracast.[12]
  • 2013 - WiDi 4.0[citation needed]
  • 2014 - WiDi 4.1[13]
  • 2014 - WiDi 4.2 - 5 GHz Wi-Fi support (with compatible receiver)[13]
  • 2015 - WiDi 5.1 - Supports 4k - Ultra HD displays.[14][15][16]
  • 2015 - WiDi 6.0[citation needed]
  • October 2015 - The marketing and development of WiDi applications was discontinued by Intel, who said that this was because the Miracast standard was natively supported in Windows for wireless display.[17]


The Miracast standard is supported in Intel Wireless Display versions 3.5 through 6.0,[18] when it was discontinued.[19] After this development, Intel recommended that business users utilize Intel Unite as a platform for collaboration.[19] Miracast was included in Android 4.2 smart phones and onwards and on Windows 8.1 and 10. It can stream on TVs, projectors, and media players.[20]

See also[edit]

ip based:

port / cable standards for mobile equipment:


  1. ^ The Origins of WiDi Technology, 2011-01-25, Intel Free Press
  2. ^ How to Watch Video, Wirelessly, on Your TV Set, By Walter S. Mossberg, 2010-03-04, The Wall Street Journal
  3. ^ Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): The Hottest Sleeper Technology, By Cisco Cheng, 2010-01-09, PCMag.com
  4. ^ WiDi at Intel.com
  5. ^ "Support for Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)".
  6. ^ "Product Discontinuation Notice for Intel® WiDi and Intel® Pro WiDi". Intel. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  7. ^ "Discover Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast". Wi-Fi Alliance. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  8. ^ "Best Ways to Mirror Windows 10 to TV". AirMore. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  9. ^ CES 2010: Intel Announces WiDi HD Wireless Display Tech
  10. ^ Intel Insider & WiDi 2.0
  11. ^ Ivy Bridge Widi 3.0 brings 1080p 60 FPS, by Fuad Abazovic, 2012-04-11, fudZilla
  12. ^ Evolution of WiDi - Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): Another Cable Killer Hits Its Stride, By William Van Winkle, 2013-06-12, Tom's IT Pro
  13. ^ a b WiDi – Wireless Display Overview, Specifications, Testing and Demos, by Chippy, 2014-02-20, UMPCPortal
  14. ^ INTEL WIDI 5.1 SUPPORTS 4k, By emgain, 2015-01-09, New Gadget Release Date 2015
  15. ^ Intel brings next-gen 'Broadwell' processor tech to mainstream notebooks, desktops, By Mark Hachman, 2015-01-05, PCWorld, Intel’s WiDi wireless display technology has also improved: Version 5.1 includes gaming support, Pro features for manageability, and 4K resolutions.
  16. ^ WiDi actually works now, Intel executive says By Mark Hachman, 2015-01-05, PCWorld
  17. ^ "Main Intel® WiDi and Intel® Pro WiDi Applications website". Intel. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  18. ^ Parrish, Kevin (19 September 2012). "Intel's New Wireless Display 3.5 Will Support Miracast". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  19. ^ a b "Intel® WiDi and Intel® Pro WiDi Applications Discontinued Notice". Intel. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  20. ^ "Project to a wireless display with Miracast". support.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.

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