How to set up & use Miracast on Windows 10

Want to mirror your PC screen to another TV or Projector wirelessly? Well, you can easily do so using the Miracast technology. It is easy, quick and secure. This tutorial will guide you on how to set up & use Miracast on Windows 10.

What is Miracast

Miracast is a standard for wireless connections from devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. , to external displays like TVs or monitors. It can broadly be described as “HDMI over Wi-Fi”, replacing the cable from the device to the display.

Nowadays Miracast support comes built into device, and it was first offered in Windows 8.1. With Miracast, you can easily create a wireless connection between your computer and other display devices such as Monitors, TVs, and Projectors. Miracast allows sending up to 1080p HD video (H.264 codec) and 5.1 surround sound which is more than enough for average users.

How to check if Miracast is supported on your device

Press ‘Win+R’ on your keyboard and then type in ‘dxdiag’ and hit Enter.

Press the ‘Save all Information’ button located at the bottom and save the text file at the desired locations.

Now open the text file and look for ‘Miracast’ and next to it will be the current availability status.

Miracast on Windows 10

Set up & use Miracast on Windows 10

Step 1: If your TV comes with built-in Miracast support, then turn it On. Else connect the external adapter into the HDMI port of your television and power it on.

Step 2: Now on your Windows PC, navigate to Start -> Settings -> Devices -> Connected Devices.

Miracast Devices

Step 3: Click on ‘Add a Device’ and wait for the adapter to appear in the list. Click on the receiving adapter and that’s all. You’ve set up the wireless display.

You can now configure both the displays by pressing ‘Win+P’ and selecting a relevant option.

If that does not work for you, repeat the steps again and check.

Windows 10 Miracast not working

Sometimes you face problems in making Miracast work like you may get a not supported message or there may be no sound. Try these suggestions:

  1. If the connection doesn’t work out for you, the first thing you need to check is your device drivers. Ensure that all the Display and Wi-Fi drivers are up to date and your computer supports Wi-Fi direct.
  2. If the problem persists even after updating and installing proper drivers, then it is recommended to try out another Adapter. I would recommend Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. Due to a lot of manufacturers and available variety of products, there could be any compatibility issues.
  3. The last and final step to the solution would be to consult the respective manufacturer and ask for a solid solution to the problem.

All the best!

Also read: How to mirror Windows 10 screen to another device.

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