Netgear PTV000 Router Sees Miracast for More Android Devices Update

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Netgear’s Push2TV PTV3000 home router just received a software update. The device’s firmware is now at v2.2.9, marking the PTV3000’s third official update with Android functionality. Now the home Wi-Fi router’s handheld device-to-television video tool will be utilized on more Android smartphones and tablets.

Referred to as ‘Miracasting,’ or reflecting what’s on your handheld onto your television, the device will now extend it’s capabilities onto select, popular Android devices. These newly Miracast-readied devices include Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1 or above,)  the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1, the LG Optimus G (Android 4.0.4 or above,) the Google Nexus 4 (Adroid 4.2.1) and the Sony Xperia tablet (various models with Android 4.0.4 or above.)

Download the update via Netgear’s website, here.

Straight from the Netgear release, the software update includes:

NetGear PTV3000 Version 2.2.9 firmware update changelog
•    Miracast support for compatible mobile phones and tablets.
•    Combined Intel wireless display (Widi) and Miracast a single user interface.  There is no need to use the push button on the side of the PTV3000 unit to switch between Widi and Miracast modes.  The side push-button is strictly used to go into FW update mode.
•    (Miracast)  Both PIN and PBC methods for WPS are supported.  The device automatically communicates with the source device (mobile phone, tablet or laptop) to determine which WPS method to use.
•    (Miracast) The device is already PBC ready waiting for source to initiate connection.
•    Fixed HDCP connection error issue with some Sony mobile phones.
•    Fixed issue that screen projection does not take place until swiping action takes place on mobile phone.
•    Fixed some disconnection with mobile phone.
•    Device does not allow second Widi or Miracast souce device to interrupt existing Widi or Miracast session.
•    Enable 5Ghz Miracast operation with preferred operating channel as channel 40.
•    Reduced image size and faster boot time.
•    Fixed system lockup issue after wrong PIN entry.
•    Improved connectivity with Intel Widi running under Win8.  Repaired issue in win8 that device connection has issue after removal of device under Devices and Printers interface in Win8.
•    Fixed issue of connecting screen appearing after a session teardown on Win7 laptop.
•    Fixed issue of one Widi session affecting screen projection of subsequent Widi or Miracast session.
•    (Widi) Fixed issue of cursor position not updated until “resize TV picture” takes place.
•    Fixed kernel panic issue that system goes into a non-responsive state.
•    Implement regional domain control allowing shipment to Europe, Australia, and Canada.
•    Localization support for international languages.

<Source: Android Central>

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