Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct® enables Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to each other, making it simple and convenient to print, share, sync, play games, and display content to another device. Wi-Fi Direct devices connect to one another without joining a traditional home, office, or public network.
Connect devices without network access
Wi-Fi Direct enables mobile phones, cameras, printers, PCs, and gaming devices to create their own Wi-Fi networks without an internet connection. Connect other Wi-Fi Direct devices to each other to transfer or display content, play games, and share applications quickly and easily through device settings. Devices can make a one-to-one connection, or a group of several devices can connect simultaneously. Because there is no need for an access point or internet connection, Wi-Fi Direct networks go wherever devices go. Wi-Fi Direct connections between devices are the underlying technology for many applications, including Miracast®. Thousands of devices such as smartphones, cameras, printers, televisions, PCs, and gaming devices are already certified.
Connect anywhere, anytime
Wi-Fi Direct devices can connect anywhere, anytime—even when there is no access to a Wi-Fi network nearby. Wi-Fi Direct devices emit a signal to other devices in the area, letting them know a connection can be made. Users can view available devices and request a connection or may receive an invitation to connect to another device. When two or more Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices connect directly, they form a Wi-Fi Direct group using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.
- How does Wi-Fi Alliance help ensure product compatibility and a good user experience for certified products?
Compatibility and quality are achieved through testing of Wi-Fi products. Consumers should always look for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo to ensure the best user experience possible.
- How is Miracast related to Wi-Fi Direct?
Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect directly to each other, without the need for a Wi-Fi access point (AP). It simply requires the push of a button or the entry of a PIN. Wi-Fi Direct allows source and display devices to discover one another and provides the underlying device-to-device connectivity for Miracast. Miracast builds upon Wi-Fi Direct with mechanisms to negotiate video capabilities, setup content protection (if needed), stream content, and maintain the video session.
- How fast is Wi-Fi Direct?
Wi-Fi Direct supports Wi-Fi speeds up to Mbps. Even at lower speeds, Wi-Fi provides plenty of throughput for transferring multimedia content with ease. The performance of a particular group of Wi-Fi Direct devices depends on whether the devices are a, g, or n, as well as the particular characteristics of the devices and the physical environment.
- Can a network based on devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program cross connect to an infrastructure network for internet connectivity?
Yes. A single device in a Wi-Fi Direct-certified group network may share internet connectivity with other devices in the network by creating simultaneous infrastructure and Wi-Fi Direct connections. A network of devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program operates in a security domain separate from the infrastructure network, even when cross-connected.
- How many devices can connect?
A Wi-Fi Direct-certified network can be one-to-one, or one-to-many. Connection to multiple other devices is an optional feature that will not be supported in all Wi-Fi Direct devices; some devices will only make connections.
- Does the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct certification program work on both GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands?
Yes, the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct certification program supports operation in both GHz and 5 GHz. Devices operating in the GHz frequency band only and devices operating in both the GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands can be certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program. Not all Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices support both frequency bands, however, so you should check which bands your devices support.
- What about power management protocols? Are devices implementing the technology behind Wi-Fi Direct a power hog?
Most Wi-Fi Direct devices are power sensitive, and in many cases, battery powered. Wi-Fi Direct devices can support the Power Save feature certified under the WMM® program, and the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program also defines power saving mechanisms.
- Which Wi-Fi Direct device will create and manage the connection?
Devices conduct a negotiation to determine which device is most appropriate. This may be determined by considering a number of factors including but not limited to power management, number of connections supported, richness of user interface and services being offered. The Wi-Fi Direct device that offers the connection manages the creation, admission to, presence, and termination of that network implementing the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program.
- Can a device simultaneously connect to a regular Wi-Fi network and a group of Wi-Fi Direct devices at the same time?
All devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program allow the user to connect to an infrastructure or a Wi-Fi Direct network. Some devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program support connections to both an infrastructure network and Wi-Fi Direct group at the same time (e.g. a laptop may support an infrastructure connection while also belonging to a Wi-Fi Direct-certified group). Simultaneous connection to a Wi-Fi Direct group and an infrastructure network is an optional feature.
- If I make a Wi-Fi Direct group with another person, can they see all of the contents of my device?
Not without your permission. The content available over a Wi-Fi Direct group connection is driven by the applications you are using. While there may be applications which allow an authorized use to “browse” the content on your device, most applications will have a specific focus, such as sharing a game application or transferring photos.
- Do products certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program interoperate with my other Wi-Fi devices?
Yes. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct device is able to make device group connections with existing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ gear.
- Can all devices start a network based on the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program?
All Wi-Fi Direct devices can start a group, based on the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program, but it’s most likely that devices with more computing power (laptops, handsets, gaming devices) will more frequently manage the network than those with less power (digital cameras, printers, etc.).
- How does security work for Wi-Fi Direct products?
Group networks based on the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program operate in a security domain that is independent from any infrastructure network. This means that they have protection of the security features certified under the WPA2 program, but are managed separately from the security system in the AP-based network (home, enterprise, hotspot). This means both the group networks based on the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program and the infrastructure networks can be protected, but users don’t need credentials for the infrastructure network to connect to the network based on the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct program.
- How does the specification underlying the Wi-Fi Direct certification program work?
The underlying specification connects devices using an approach similar to the traditional AP-to-client connection used in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED infrastructure networks. One Wi-Fi Direct device provides the connection to other participants in a group of Wi-Fi Direct devices in lieu of an AP. A device certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program does not require special hardware compared to traditional Wi-Fi AP devices.
- How far does a Wi-Fi Direct connection travel?
Wi-Fi Direct devices work just like any Wi-Fi device, with ranges up to meters. They can connect from just a few feet away, but also across a home. This means that making a Wi-Fi Direct group connection will be convenient, even when devices aren’t in immediate proximity to one another.
Stream music, photos and videos from your iPhone to a Sony Bravia without WiFi.
The vast majority of Sony Bravia Smart TV models, in particular, Bravia models with a Linux system, incorporate technologies that allow them to play multimedia content sent from devices connected to the home Wi-Fi network, that is, connected to the same router or access point.
While it is true that this could be enough to share content satisfactorily with most multimedia devices at home, they also incorporate the Wi-Fi Direct function.
What is Wi-Fi Direct?
Wi-Fi Direct is a technology that allows establishing a wireless connection between Wi-Fi devices without the need for an access point or in the absence of this device.
Is it possible to use Wi-Fi Direct on iPhone?
The Wi-Fi Direct function of Sony Bravia televisions is a perfect match for Android phones, as these also incorporate WiFi Direct technology, allowing an immediate link between the two for sending music, photos and videos to the big screen.
However, the same does not happen with an iPhone, because it is known that Apple devices are not equipped with WiFi Direct. But there is a little trick to send content to a Sony Bravia (with or without Android TV) from an iPhone via WiFi Direct. Here we show you the steps to follow.
Connect an iPhone to a Sony Bravia TV via Wi-Fi Direct
- First of all, update the software of your Sony Bravia television.
- Then press the Home button on the TV remote and go to Settings > Network > Wi-Fi Direct > Wifi Direct settings.
- On the screen that opens, click the Show Network (SSID)/Password button.
- The name of your TV Wi-Fi network (SSID) and its WPA password will appear.
- Finally, connect your iPhone to this wifi network: go to Settings > Wi-Fi, choose the network and enter the password that appears on your TV.
- To send multimedia files in the formats supported by the TV, preferably use the iOS application Nero Streaming Player.
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I am trying to connect from windows to my Sony QX1.
The QX1 actually has three connection modes, even though only the first one is really documented:
- Set camera to [Single] mode, Camera creates hotspot, phone connects as client
- Set camera to [Single] mode, start a WiFi Direct connection from your phone. The camera will beep until you long-press the WiFi button on it.
- Set camera to [Multi] mode, press the WPS button on your router (https://stackoverflow.com/a//)
On my Android Phone I can connect to the QX1 over WiFi Direct:
I go to WiFi settings -> WiFi Direct -> select my QX1. Then the QX1 starts beeping, I long-press the WiFi button on it and the connection is successfully established.
Now I want to do the same on Windows.
I can find my device. When I call on it, the QX1 starts beeping and the event is fired with .
But the pairing then immediatly (after less than a second, so no time to push the button) fails and is set to .
I also tried setting a breakpoint before , then I'd press the button on the QX1 before accepting, but that didn't help.
I would expect the method to wait until I press the WiFi button on the QX1, or time out. Not fail immediatly.
I tried this both in an UWP app, where I just put this code into a button click handler, and a .NET 5 console app with TFM set to .
In the UWP app I get a "consent" popup before the pairing attempt starts, that's the only difference.
What's a little suspicious is that is false, but if I try to directly connect with I get an .
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I'm suffering to connect my Iphone 4s to my Sony LCD TV via wifi direct.
The information is not clear if it wokrs or not.
Saw some videos on youtube and this sould work to watch picture and videos from the phone direkt to
the TV without cable.
Do you have any tips and tricks?
On other phones (Android ) this works without any troubles.
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Jun 14, PM in response to wjosten In response to wjosten
thx for your answer, but this is not the solution, because I don't want to yuse the funcions of Apple TV.
I want to use my Iphone App to remote control the TV and also watch my taken Videos direct on the Sony.
check this out:
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Jun 15, AM in response to Duffy In response to Duffy
Well, you can't do that using an iPhone, unless you purchase an Apple TV.
Jun 15, AM
Aug 5, PM in response to Duffy In response to Duffy
I have the Sony KDLHX and the remote app works if you connect you TV to the same wireless network your iPhone is on. If you do not have a wireless network you can use Direct Wifi. Hit the HOME button on the remote. Scroll to APPLICATIONS and choose WI-FI DIRECT MODE. Press OPTIONS bottom on remote and choose MANUAL option on the screen and then OTHER METHODS. Go to the network settings on your iPhone and choose the Sony WIFI direct network name your TV is now displaying and enter the password the TV also shows. Your app will now work. The downside is that you cannot access any other Internet content on your iPhone with WIFI Direct connection, if you want to do that connect the TV to the same wireless network as your phone or use the LAN connection to direct cable the TV to it. Not yet found an app that lets me throw pictures or movies to the TV directly, so I continue to use Apple TV as suggested in the other response. Remote app works a treat though.
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Aug 5, PM in response to paul from canvey island In response to paul from canvey island
Catch and throw within the remote app is limited to URLs for web pages but does at least also allow you to use the mouse pointer feature in the app to scroll and click on the TV screen. Video throwing on You Tube suggests use of a laptop and DNLA, but appears to only to work via the Sony tablet. Basically Sony tablet controls the Sony PC and throws to TV. However If you enable DNLA on your laptop or PC the TV will allow you to browse and play files from it, press HOME button on remote and choose MEDIA and you'll see hard drives and USB sticks attached to TV plus your PC. TV and PC need to be on the same network. Have fun! Oh and if you have played videos or photos from an attached drive and figured out how to disable the Popup banner that gives the file name etc please do share.
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Oct 12, PM in response to Duffy In response to Duffy
Hi, I use the app "imediashare" to upload photos, videos and music directly to my sony bravia. works great!
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Dec 13, PM in response to paul from canvey island In response to paul from canvey island
Hi Paul, I have an ipod touch 5th Gen and tried this as you said but keep getting cannot connect. Any ideas?
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Dec 14, PM in response to fastfrankie In response to fastfrankie
If you're using your own network and have a lot of wireless kit, or have visitors that use your network (and who doesn't these days) then you might want to give your TV a static IP address on your network if you have DHCP enabled. This way the TV will always be on the IP address you enter in the app. Your router manual will show you how to make an address static while keeping the remainder dynamic. If on the same network and the IP address is correct you should be fine. If instead you are using the TVs built in network it should be easier as you don't need to be concerned with IP addresses or multiple devices using the TVs network. Hope this helps.
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Apr 26, AM in response to Duffy In response to Duffy
By the way this app is free comparing to the others
iMediaShare Personal by Flipps Media Inc. https://appsto.re/us/-lPwQ.i
Apr 26, AM
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