How to use Windows Miracast Display feature on Windows 10

(June 14, 2017)

If your television is not compatible with Miracast then you may can get an HDMI adapter which you plug in to your displays HDMI port. You do not need wifi to connect Miracast to Windows or anything else for that matter.

Windows 8.1 was launched with a lot of new features and one of them was the support for the Miracast Wireless Display. Miracast lets you mirror the display of your computer on a third-party device supporting the Miracast feature. The third-party device can be a projector, a TV set or a media streaming device. This feature is still available on Windows 10 and does not seem to be going anywhere soon.

Almost all the latest computers and laptops come with a Miracast feature support, however, it is supported only if you are running on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. To be able to mirror the screen on a third-party device, you need to make sure that the source, (Television or Monitor) as well as the receiver, (Computer)  have Miracast support. If the manufacturer of the third-party device has mentioned that the device supports wireless display, then you can be rest assured of the Miracast compatibility with the device. If your display does not have

So once you are all set, you can proceed further to use Wireless mirroring feature by using the simple steps mentioned below

Step 1 : Make the receiver ready

The first thing you need to do to make your receiver device able to search for the source. You need to make sure that the device is in Screen Mirroring mode. You are likely to find screen mirroring mode for Miracast on your television or monitor by pushing the input button on the remote or display itself. You want to find something kind of like this:

Windows Mirroring Mode

Step 2 : Project the computer

As soon as your Miracast device is in Screen Mirroring Mode, you can connect to your display by clicking the notifications button in the very bottom right hand corner of your screen. Then the task bar will slide over from the right and once again on the bottom right hand side of your screen, click the connect button. You may have to click the little expand option to see more buttons in your task-bar.  Then you will see a list of all available devices nearby and click the one you desire and you are connected!

Alternatively  on the computer, navigate to the Charms Bar, it can be accessed by moving your mouse cursor to the top right of the screen. Once the charms bar is open, click on Devices and then Project option. (Charms bar can be accessed by pressing Window + C keys together).

Miracast Wireless Display Windows 10

On Windows 10, the project option can directly be accessed by pressing the Window + P keys together.

Add Screen Mirroring Device Windows 10

If your computer supports the Miracast display, then you will see an option as Add a wireless display. Click on the option and it will start searching for the new displays which are available in the given range. Once you see the desired device on the search results, click on the device name.

Windows will now install the required drivers on the device and within a few seconds you will see the third part display displaying your device.

Once you are done with the task and you want to disconnect the device, you can do so by either disabling the Mirror feature on your projector or TV or you can do the same from your computer by going to the project screen (Windows + P) and clicking on the disconnect option.

Well, that’s all in this tutorial, features like this come in very handy when you have a need and this is another such feature which is very useful at times.

I hope you liked the tutorial. Let me know if you have any queries

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  • robbinghood

    This is the kind of thing that drives me mad about Microsoft “Upgrades”. On my Windows 8, Miracast worked perfectly by selecting the “project to a wireless display”. In Windows 10, on the same tablet, the device connects but I get a “start RTSP” status message. I can find nothing at all about this in Windows help. How do you start RTSP in Windows 10 when watching, say, Amazon Prime? Or do I have to do a factory reset back to 8.1?

  • Lóth, Tamás

    My notebook perfectly connected to my LG tv using the Wireless Display connection when Windows 8.1 was the OS, After upgrading to Windows 10, i cannot connect the tv. I can see the name of the tv on the available wireless displays, but cannot connect successfully. The tv says: Streaming problem.
    I hope that the next upgrade will solve this problem.
    Any idea for a workaround?

    • Lord Satan

      Had the same problem, try it again…’s all about getting the right updates it seems. I hated windows 10 with a passion last week, but since all seems better now, I’m coming around.

      • Lóth, Tamás

        So you have your WiDi working… Good news.

        • Usama Zeinhom

          I have same problem, it was working with windows 8, and after upgrade to windows 10 it doesn’t work. laptop establish the connection and say connected, and TV as well but I see black screen on the TV!! any workout?

          • Lew Wilkinson

            Same problem. We lost media center and now this. Seriously disappointed. I’ve been MS since the 80’S. Maybe time for a change.

  • robertclaypool

    Win + C in Windows 10 brings up Cortana instead of the charms bar. Also moving the cursor to the upper right did nothing as well.

    • Sherri Richardson

      P not C

    • nirudha

      In Windows 10 get the context menu for the desktop (right click or two finger tap on the desktop background) and select “Display Settings”. You should see a “Connect to a wireless display” option in the window that pops up. When you click on this you should see any wireless display devices the computer detects and selecting one should show you the connect option.

  • Ray Hardman

    This article is pretty lame. It is entitled “How to use Windows Miracast Display feature on Windows 10”, yet the directions only cite activities and options in Windows 8.1 which don’t exist in Windows 10. Not helpful at all.

  • Saddlebum

    Video works fine, but audio volume is controlled by my laptop and not the tv volume control. No tv controls work while using the display adapter. So the volume at 100% on my laptop is not enough coming out of the tv speakers. This is when the audio device manager is set for digital out to the display adapter. So I have to change that to default on my laptop speakers and plug in external speakers to get enough volume. Just wish my tv volume worked. I don’t understand why since it is a HDMI hookup. I can only think that Microsoft didn’t wire it up right to work. 🙁 It’s HDMI, for pete’s sake! Thanks for the tip on using windows + P. That helped me a lot.

  • Vladimir Mutavdzic

    Hello, to everyone. I just want to tell you that i had the same problem until last nigh. I spent hours on searching how to fix WIDI problem between my Qosmio-x70-a10N and LG LF632V WebOs TV. Until last night, i found out a solution that works for me, so i hope it will help you fix your problems too. I tried uninstalling all graphics drivers of my intel 4600hd and installing new one from intel site, but every time i stuck with same one, couldn’t replace driver with new one, windows always say that the newest one is already installed. Then it came to me that windows is blocking other drivers for some hardware like graphics and only allow drivers from windows update. I went to Device Manager, selected my intel graphics 4600 hd, and uninstalled driver, and click scan for hardware changes, i did that few times, until i get to see Microsoft Basic Display Adapter instead of Intel HD 4600. Then when it ask to restart computer, click NO, and then go to Windows Update, it will find your Intel HD Graphics immediately and install fresh driver. Then i tried Mirror Cast/WiDI and voila, it’s working excellent! Restarted computer few times, and after 24h it’s still working. I send you this right now from my LG 632V WebOS. Hope that I helped someone to solve problem. 🙂

  • sajid

    my computer is I7 with 1GB nvidia geforce graphic card
    i have LG smart tv
    in my laptop i have windows 10
    when try to connect my laptop with my tv
    i cant see in my windows 10
    add a wireless display
    i press windows+P
    just 4 options coming the fifth one is not coming
    (add a wireless display)

    i tried to install widi
    but the message coming
    your laptop is not compatible with widi
    how come?
    i have i7 the latest one

    i dont know how to cope with this situation
    anybody can help?

  • Cameron Hall

    sorry but if your pc does not say “connect to a wireless display” when you do win+p that means your pc does not support miracast and there is no way of connecting wirelessly(this is for windows 10)

    • Eric S

      unless you scrap windoze and install RemixOS. 😛 … which I did after getting sick of this damn problem.

  • Antonio Rivero

    If only it WORKED

  • Cedesse

    No devices are found when I do this on my Lenovo X230. I have also tried the alternative method Settings > Devices > Add new device… But nothing is found. 🙁

    In Windows 7, I used to make my Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter work (perfectly) using Intel’s WiDi tool. When I run the WiDi compatibility tool after upgrading to Windows 10, I’m still told that my system is compatible. However, when I try to install the WiDi driver, I’m told that my hardware ISN’T compatible.

    • Jayare23

      There are a few different versions of the WIDI software on the Intel site. You might try an older one and see if it will play nice with your hardware.

      • Cedesse

        Suddenly, the Display Adapter was found when pressing Win+P and trying to connect to a wireless screen. Updating the Display Adapter driver to version 1.3x also made the connection more stable. Connection also works fine for both my Sony Xperia Z3 and my Huawei P9 phones. My brother has not been succesful connecting his Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and his Asus Rog gamer laptop though. Will test this again next week.

  • Jayare23

    For those who have been having problems following an upgrade to Win10, it may be because your computer was actually using Intel WIDII to make the connection rather than Miracast. have been using my Screenbeam Mini2 for about a year with my Toshiba
    tablet/laptop running Win8.1 and WIDI with no problems. When I recently took advantage of my free upgrade to Win10 I was surprised (?Duh!) to find Microhard took it upon themselves to automatically uninstall my Intel WIDI software in favor of their MIracast functionality built into Win8, 8.1, and 10. In the course of downloading and re-installing the Intel software (because I KNEW it worked) I found, somewhat to my dismay, that Intel has discontinued WIDI support in favor of Miracast, BUT you can still download it. I will be trying Miracast in the future, but, for now, I know that WIDI works.

  • SDennetiere

    Hi everybody
    Same probleme just the day after moving from Windows 8. to Windows 10.
    On 31/07/2016, Microsoft Support Verification callnumber 0970019090,
    with a Microsoft Support Code on * * during an
    hour and a half we tried everything possible, no solution. Everytime,
    after connecting, appeared “Nous n’avons pas pu assurer la connection”,
    the same in french as “Something went wrong your display couldn’t connect” .
    Suddenly the man disepeared from phone, saying he was looking for a
    solution, letting me with a black screen, he had the power on my machine!
    He also had my phone nummer, but did’nt phone again!
    Is he always looking for?…!
    I mean, they have at this time NO solution. A Microsoft Product, unable
    to connect with the new microsoft System Windows 10, without warning
    before Updating!

    Le 31/07/2016 à 12:08, a écrit :

    Microsoft Support Code 36950327

  • Papo Papaya

    so my projector and laptop can see each other and attempt to connect to each other, only to be issued error message: Something went wrong, Your display couldn’t connect.
    I have Windows 10 installed and am trying to screen share with my LG PH550 beamer..
    Please HELP!

  • surya


    It is showing in my windows 10 laptop. But i couldn’t able to connect it from windows 10 pro laptop. I went to settings -> devices -> add device -> there it is showing add wireless dispaly. when i click that option it is showing my wireless display but when i try to connect, it is saying that “follow the instructions in your computer” in windows 10 laptop. But I can able to connect IPhone Devices . Kindly help me out for this.

  • Charlie Tuxedo

    This article fucking sucks. It has nothing to do with what it was titled, and I just wasted an hour and a half before realizing that it’s full of shit

    • moustachio

      You an an epic idiot, lemme guess, you support tRump, you;re too young to vote but well on your way to becoming a major a-hole

  • Sadık Eser

    when you project to another display the sound also goes to other device.
    bu i play sound locally, or both of them

  • PA George

    Microsoft miracast blows, it’s that simple.. I spent THREE days trying to clear problems using windows 10 and the microsoft dougle. Worked thru a few problems and to date I can say only one thing,,,IT BLOWS. and the support center really blows,It’s pathetic..I’m heading back to a Linux based system,,easier to use and the support is absolutely terrific from a community based help center.Goodby windows…..screw you.