Windows 8.1 can't discover Samsung TV as wireless display device

Symptoms
While attempting to establish a wireless display connection from a Windows 8.1 computer to a new Samsung 2015 TV model, Windows fails to discover the Samsung TV.
Cause
Various Samsung TV models, planned for release in 2015, are preconfigured to support Miracast as both a wireless display device and a source of display content. To support this, its display type is set as a "dual-role" device. However, Windows 8.1 does not recognize the "dual-role" setting and fails to discover the device as a Miracast wireless display device.
How to obtain this update
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Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014, update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes


  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wifidisplay.dll6.3.9600.17815107,00829-Apr-201523:21x86
Wifidisplay.ptxmlNot applicable3,12021-Aug-201323:39Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wifidisplay.dll6.3.9600.17815130,04829-Apr-201523:22x64
Wifidisplay.ptxmlNot applicable3,12022-Aug-201306:45Not applicable
For all supported Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wifidisplay.dll6.3.9600.17815100,35229-Apr-201523:23Not applicable
Wifidisplay.ptxmlNot applicable3,12021-Aug-201323:33Not applicable

Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameX86_2d66677346e73e555e9f674148981e46_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_e69219d793fef17a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)09:31
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-wifidisplay_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_86c7c3b5fc64a05f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,122
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)00:38
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_a3a4a46db0eb3c2fd525d89ac3c96437_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_ad959342b3fa9fc4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size703
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)09:31
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-wifidisplay_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_e2e65f39b4c21195.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,126
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)01:06
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_27dd0a9ca9bad1c1107bafd1fe5bb40b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_c9bfaa059705ba05.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)09:31
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-wifidisplay_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17815_none_86ca360dfc61bf25.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,122
Date (UTC)30-Apr-2015
Time (UTC)00:01
PlatformNot applicable


Workaround
The following steps can be taken to work around this problem. The Samsung TV can be reconfigured to operate as a display only, so that Windows 8.1 can discover and play content. To do this:

1. On the Samsung TV remote control, press the SOURCE key. Then choose Screen Mirroring.

2. From your Windows 8.1 computer, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Devices. (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Devices.)

3. Tap or click Project, and then tap or click Add a wireless display.

Note: If the Add a wireless display option does not appear, then either your wireless network adapter or your current display drivers do not support Miracast. For more information, see Project to a wireless display with Miracast.

4. Choose the TV as the wireless display from the list of devices found, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Status
This issue is currently under investigation. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
More information
For more information about the "dual-role" setting, see the Wi-Fi Display Technical Specification Version 1.0.0, section 4.3 WFD Device Discovery. When operating as a dual-role device, it can operate as either a "WFD Source" or a "Primary Sink". However, Windows 8.1 does not recognize the "dual-role" setting and fails to discover the device.


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Article ID: 3053863 - Last Review: 07/14/2015 18:17:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

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