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In the smartphone world, a five-inch display is a pretty sizable canvas … but what if you could add, say, 30 inches to that? That’s the question the Microsoft HD-10 was built to answer, and we’re taking a demo unit for a spin in today’s video!

The Microsoft HD-10 is an unassuming hockey puck of a device, a plastic pancake with two cable ports and precious little else to make it stand out. That means it blends right in with the Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire Stick, or whatever else you’ve got tethered to your television … while leaving the real up-close-and-personal connectivity matters to an NFC-enabled coaster you put on your coffee table. Tap your Lumia to the coaster, press a button or two, and blammo: your Windows Phone makes the jump to your TV screen, from Live Tiles to live YouTube.

Of course, there’s a little more to it when it comes to set-up and use – and some pretty big drawbacks if you don’t own a Lumia device. For more on the Microsoft HD-10, click on through to our how-to video below. If after watching the tutorial you feel the need for an HD-10 of your own right stat now, click on over to the Microsoft Store to snap one up – but not before leaving us a comment at the bottom of this post letting us know what you think of Windows Phone’s screen-sharing solution.

Windows Phone on a TV: how to use the Microsoft HD-10

Hungry for more Windows Phone coverage from Pocketnow? Follow up this accessory review with another: take a look at Microsoft’s new DT-903 wireless charging plate. Then be sure to check out our Lumia 830 review and comparison videos, and tune in to Pocketnow Weekly 133 to hear us rail against the big banks for turning their back on one of our favorite platforms!

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