Want to show your computer screen on your TV? AIRTAME aims to make it easy for you by not having to worry about cables like HDMI, DVI, VGA or DisplayPort. The crowdfunded project has reached its funding goal after just 12 days and has introduced several stretch goals to make the product even better.
Why should we care? The stretch goal of $1 million to create a Windows Phone app for AIRTAME (along with iOS and Android) has just been passed.
AIRTAME works with your Wi-Fi. First, plug the AIRTAME into the HDMI port of your TV, projector or monitor and power it up through the USB cable. Install the AIRTAME application on your computer and from the menu bar, you are able to see all AIRTAMEs that are nearby. Choose which one to stream to and type in a password - if needed. That’s it. Let the streaming begin. Watch the video below for a visual introduction.
What can the AIRTAME app do? The team plans to have smartphones and tablets as controllers or as remote screens. They explain that there are two options to do the phone/tablet support.
The first option is that they can make their own app and stream content from that. That means you have to add the things you want to stream to your TV to the app.
The other option is they can make an SDK that can be integrated into other apps. This means that if Netflix integrates the SDK into their app, you will be able to stream your Netflix movies from your phone/tablet to AIRTAME, directly from the Netflix app.
The AIRTAME dongle has an estimated delivery of May 2014 for contributors. You can send $89 to the project to receive one. Follow the project and read updates from the AIRTAME team over at the Indiegogo page. You can also fill out this survey to tell them what you expect from the Windows Phone app.
Are you planning to get the AIRTAME dongle? Let us know in the comments!
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