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