There are many occasions when you want to share your computer screen with a wireless monitor or mirror your phone screen to your computer. And for this, Miracast is one of the best tools available out there. However, many users are unaware of this tool and facing a hard time mirroring screens to different devices. However, not to worry, as in this article, I will talk about how you can get started with Miracast for Windows 11/10 and its complete setup and guide to troubleshoot.
Miracast for Windows: How to Setup & Troubleshoot (Windows 11/10)
These are the following topics we will cover in this post
- What is Miracast
- How to Check If Miracast Is Supported on Your Device
- How to Get Current Miracast Drivers for Your PC
- Set-Up & Use Miracast on Windows 11/10
- How to Wirelessly Project Your Windows 10 PC to an HDTV?
- Windows 11/10 Miracast Not Working
You may need an admin account for some of these suggestions. These steps apply to both Windows 10 and Windows 11.
1] What is Miracast
Miracast is a technology that allows you to wirelessly share content from one screen to another screen or a projector. With the help of this, you can mirror screens between PC, Smart TV, Projector, or smartphone.
The technology is pretty helpful for presentation, watching videos or movies, browsing apps or photos.
All you have to do is mirror what’s on the device onto another screen for easy viewing and access.
2] How to Check If Miracast Is Supported on Your Device
Almost all modern devices come with Miracast. However, if you are running an old Windows system, then you can follow the below steps to check if Miracast is supported:
- At first, press the Win key + R to launch the Run prompt.
- Type dxdiag, and press Enter to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window.
- Then let the program run for a while and collect all the information about your computer.
- Once done, click on the Save All Information button.
- Click on it and choose a location to save the DxDiag.txt file on your computer.
- Next, open the text file and use Ctrl + F to open the find box.
- Now type down, Miracast, and you should get to know whether your device supports Miracast or not.
If you see that Miracast is not supported on your computer, you can always download Miracast drivers for Windows 10 and then rerun the program.
3] How to Get Current Miracast Drivers for Your PC?
If you are using third-party Miracast hardware, then there might not be a need to download drivers. Instead, as you connect it to your PC, it will automatically install the drivers.
However, if it doesn’t work for you, you can update your Windows 10 drivers by going to Settings > Update and Security > Click on Optional Updates.
Then locate the driver for the third-party Miracast adapter or Miracast reviver and install it. Or you can always download drivers from the Miracast hardware website.
However, if you are not using Miracast hardware, Microsoft has an app called Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
Install it from the Microsoft Store, and it will download and install all the wireless drivers required to work with your PC.
4] Setup & Use Miracast on Windows 11/10
Both the devices should have Miracast supported on them. So the source device and the device you are going to mirror the screen should have the feature.
- So in case if your device comes with built-in Miracast support, then turn it on. Else you can connect an external device into the HDMI port of your device like smart TV and power it on.
- Next, from your Windows 10 system, go to Start > Settings > Devices or Start > Settings > Bluetooth and Devices
- Over here, you will find an Add Bluetooth or Add Device
- Next, select Wireless Display or Dock.
- Finally, wait for Windows to find the device and then click on it to connect both devices.
5] How to Wirelessly Project Your Windows 11/10 PC to an HDTV?
Now the question is, how do you mirror your Windows 11/10 screen to an HDTV? For this, you can follow the below steps:
- At first, press Windows + P to launch the project option.
- Now you will find different options such as duplicate display, extend display, the second screen only, and others. However, click on the Connect to a Wireless Display.
- Next, it will start finding devices using a wifi connection, and the older connect screen will be listed.
- Then select the device you have configured earlier, and then your Windows 10 device should now be mirrored over the wifi network using a video stream.
6] Windows Miracast Not Working (Windows 11, Windows 10)
At times, Miracast may not work on Windows 10, and you will see errors like not supported or not device found.
However, in such cases, you can try the following fixes:
- If the connection doesn’t work for you, you need to check your device drivers. Ensure that all the display and wifi drivers are up to date and your computer supports wifi direct.
- Ensure both devices are connected to the same wifi network as they will not work on different wifi connections.
- The issue may appear because of updating or installing improper drivers. So in case if you have installed your OEM drivers, then try installing Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, and it should work for you.
So that was all about Miracast for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Now go ahead and try these steps out and see if you can setup, troubleshoot, and mirror your computer screen to another device or vice versa. In case if there is anything you want to ask, then comment below.