Miracast allows you to mirror your PC screen to TV’s or projectors without having to fiddle with any cables. In this tutorial we’ll teach you how to set up and use Microsoft’s wireless streaming platform.
Think of Miracast as an HDMI connection, but streamed wirelessly to your device. Miracast allows your devices, such as your computer or your smartphone, to connect to an external display, like a TV or a computer monitor.
Miracast first appeared on Windows 8.1, and since than has been bundled with every Windows version.
It supports up to a 1080p streaming resolution (with the H.264 codec) and up to 5.1 surround sound.
Does My Device Support Miracast?
Since Miracast is enabled in every Windows version after 8.1, your device will almost surely support it if you’re running Windows 8.1 or a superior version. If you want to make sure your computer supports Miracast, you can do it without much trouble.
To check if your computer supports Miracast:
- Press the Windows Key + R, type in “dxdiag” and press enter
- Click on “Save all information”, located at the bottom and save the text file at your desired location
- Open the text file and search for “Miracast” to see if it’s available
Setting up and Using Miracast on Windows 10
Since Miracast is natively supported by Windows, setting it up is very simple. Keep in mind that this will only work if you have Windows 8.1 or above.
If your TV natively supports Miracast, then you won’t need an external adapter and you can skip to step c). If it doesn’t, you will need the external adapter which connects to the HDMI port of your device.
To set up Miracast:
- Connect the external adapter to your monitor’s HDMI port and turn it on
- On your computer, open the Start menu and go to Settings > Devices > Connected Devices
- Choose “Add a Device” and wait until your TV adapter appears on the list
- Click on your TV adapter
- Press the Windows Key + P to set up both of your displays and you’re good to go
As you can see, setting up Miracast is very easy. If you have any doubts or run into any issues while setting Miracast up, let us know. Since the process is straightforward, you probably won’t run into any problems. However, if you do, don’t hesitate in contacting us. We will troubleshoot your issue.