How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10
InformationMiracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what you’re doing on your PC, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.
This tutorial will show you how to project your Windows 10 PC screen to a wireless TV, projector, or streaming media player with Miracast.
NoteBoth your Windows 10 computer (PC, laptop, or tablet) and device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast to be able to project your computer's screen to the device.
The device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast, and have Miracast turned on. To see if your device supports Miracast, you will need to check its manual to see if it's a supported feature.
- Graphics driver must support Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3 with Miracast support
- Wi-Fi driver must support Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.30 and Wi-Fi Direct
- Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
How to Check if Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast
1. Do step 2 (Connect), step 3 (Project), or step 4 (Action Center) below for how you would like to open Connect.
2. Press the Win+K keys, and go to step 5 below.
3. Press the Win+P keys, or swipe in from the right edge of the touch screen.
A) Click/tap on the Connect to a wireless display link, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)
4. Open the Action Center, click/tap on the Connect button, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)
5. Do step 6 (connect) or step 7 (disconnect) below to either connect to or disconnect from a wireless display.
A) Click/tap on the wireless display you want to project to. (see screenshot below)
B) Once connected, you can click/tap on the Change projection mode link to choose one of the options below: (see screenshot below)
Projection Mode Description PC screen only You’ll see everything on your PC. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.) Duplicate You’ll see the same things on both screens. Extend (default) You'll see everything spread over both screens, and you can drag and move items between the two. Second screen only You’ll see everything on the connected screen. Your other screen will be blank.
NoteIf you move your PC beyond the range of the wireless display (such as to another room), or if you make your PC sleep or hibernate, the two devices will automatically disconnect.
A) Click/tap on the Disconnect button for the wireless display you want to stop projecting to. (see screenshot below)
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Nice tutorial Shawn!
I'm happy that Anniversary Update seems to have solved connectivity issues with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, it was before like a lottery to try to connect to it, sometimes you won but often not. Now with 14393.10 it connects every time, keeping the connection alive.
Just one small inconvenience: is there a way to change display properties defaults? In my case when connecting to wireless display from this laptop, I need it to be left from laptop display but it will always be placed to right. See screenshot, display 1 is laptop, #2 is external display, #3 MS Wireless Display. I would need it to be placed when connected last at left:
Now I need to move it manually every time in Settings.
Additional question is there a way to make it connect automatically whenever I sign in?