Miracast is a modern wireless connection technology. It allows you to mirror your device screen like tablets, laptops, and smartphones to another TV or projector.
Chromecast is the first thing which comes to your mind for casting your device to the TV screen. Miracast has many advantages as compared to Chromecast. Such as, you can use Miracast on offline mode, it has less stutter and lag and also acts as a screen mirror whereas Chromecast is just a “receiver.”
Miracast Technology replaces the cable from the device to the monitor and hence considered as “HDMI over WI-FI.” Miracast transmits up to 108p HD video and also 5.1 surround sound.
The Miracast connection comes built into some devices and came with Windows 8.1 at first. Now, Windows 10 is of them.
This article is here to guide you on how to set up and use the Miracast technology.
How to Check Whether Your Device Supports Miracast?
Although, Miracast is present in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. However, you can still check by the following step:
- Press Window + R key together, to open the Run command
- Now, type “dxdiag” and press Enter
- Click on “Save all information” button (at the bottom side) and save it in a text file location
- Open the text file in notepad and press CTRL+F to search for Miracast
- You can see the current availability status next to it
How to Set-up Miracast on Windows 10?
Now, as your hardware is all set up, Let’s cast your Windows PC screen to your TV. To do so, follow the below-listed steps:
- Turn on the Miracast, if it is available on your TV.
- If your display device does not support Miracast, you can connect the external Miracast adapter into the HDMI port
- Now press and hold the Windows + I key to open the Settings window
- Go to the Start menu and type Project to a second screen and click on it when the results appear in the settings
- In the right-sidebar menu, select one of these three options
- Duplicate– The screen appears on both TV and PC
- Extend– The TV acts a dual-monitor setup
- Second screen Only– In this option, only the Tv screen works
- After you select the desired option, click on Connect to a wireless display
- Windows finds and displays the compatible Miracast devices
- Double-click on the device which you want to begin your projection with
In some cases, you cannot find Miracast-compatible devices, so below we have another useful method for using Miracast on Windows 10:
- Press and hold the Windows + I key to open the Settings window
- Click on Devices
- Hit on the Add a Device icon
- Click Wireless display or dock
- Now, Windows 10 identifies your display device
- Click on your display device and project your Windows 10 screen to it
How to solve Miracast not working on my Windows 10 issue
At times, you may face issues and see errors while functioning the Miracast work, resulting in no support or there may be no sound. Try the following solutions to fix this issue.
- If Miracast doesn’t work, the first thing you do is that you ensure that all your Display and Wi-Fi drivers are updated and installed correctly. Also, make sure that your PC supports WI-FI directly
- There can be compatibility issues with the built-in Miracast support. We would suggest you use any Miracast adapter like Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
That’s it! You have set up the wireless display connection successfully, and you can now cast your Windows 10 to your TV. Let us know which of the above method works best for you in the comments section below.
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