Consumers may now easily use a Wi-Fi connection to deliver audio and video content from one device to another, without cables. The devices connect directly, enabling watching videos from a smartphone, tablet, or set-top box on a HDTV or sharing a laptop screen on a HDTV. Two standards that enable this wireless technology are Wi-Fi Alliance Miracast™ (Wi-Fi Display) and Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi).
Consumers may now easily add features such as Skype video calling to their HDTVs by using a Skype-enabled TV camera that simply plugs into the HDMI port of the HDTV. Alternately, consumers may use a USB TV camera that connects via USB to a Skype-enabled HDTV, set-top box, or media player. IP video cameras that interface to the home network also becoming popular, enabling consumers to monitor their homes using the Internet.