Tested: HP Stream 8 Screen Mirorring with the WD TV Live Media Player

Although the HP Stream 8 does not have a micro HDMI port for MHL support, you can mirror the tablet's screen using Windows 8.1/Windows 10 using Miracast. Although Windows 10 tweaks a few settings for screen mirroring, the steps to mirror or extend the screen of your HP Stream 8 to a wireless display are pretty much the same as previous Windows versions.

 

To mirror the HP Stream 8 screen to a display connected to a WD TV Live Media Player:

1. Connect the Stream 8 to the same Wi-Fi network as the WD TV Live Media Player.

2. Enable Miracast support in WDTV Live by clicking Setup > Network Settings > Wireless Display (Miracast) > Wireless Display (Miracast) > On.

3. On your Stream 8, swipe from the right to display Action Center and then tap Connect.

 


4. Windows 10 will display the WDTV Live as an option in Notification Center. Tap WDTV Live or the media player's device name.

5. To switch screen modes, tap the Action Center icon on the System Tray and tap Connect again. Tap Extend, PC screen only, Duplicate or Second screen only.

 

As always with Miracast, performance and consistency depend on the efficiency of your Wi-Fi network. With a TP-Link N Wi-Fi router, it took two attempts before the WD TV Live media player was able to display the Windows 10 desktop. Moreover, an error was displayed regarding an issue with screen mirroring although the WD TV Live has long supported Miracast devices such as the ASUS MemoPad HD7 and Sony Xperia smartphones.

Unfortunately, perhaps due to Windows 10, the HP Stream 8's hardware or drivers, using Miracast on the Stream 8 is extremely unreliable. The Stream 8 crashed a few times and forced the WD TV Live Media Player to reboot.  No such issues occurred with the MemoPad HD7 or with any Sony Xperia smartphone I tested the media player with.

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