How to Check if Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast
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 check if your Windows 10 PC supports Miracast wireless streaming and screen projection.
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
- Option One: To check if Windows 10 PC supports Miracast using Connect app
- Option Two: To check if Windows 10 PC supports Miracast using DirectX Diagnostic Tool
OPTION ONETo check if Windows 10 PC supports Miracast using Connect app
1. Open the Connect app.
2. You will now see if your PC supports Miracast or not. (see screenshots below)
OPTION TWOTo check if Windows 10 PC supports Miracast using DirectX Diagnostic Tool
1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog, type dxdiag, and click/tap on OK to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
2. Click/tap on the Save All Information button in the System tab after the DirectX Diagnostic Tool finishes collection information. (see screenshot below)
3. Browse to and select where (ex: Desktop) you want to save the DxDiag.txt file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)
4. Open the DxDiag.txt file, and scroll down towards the bottom of the System Information section at the top to see what it reports for Miracast to see if it's supported or not. (see screenshots below)
Assuming we have an old notebook without Miracast support. Is there any way to add Miracast or similar screen mirroring technology support? I want to mirror the desktop so I can also surf the web or play games on my large TV. I can already play photos and videos via DLNA, this is not what I want. I want to use my large TV as a large monitor without having to connect with cable. I would prefer a software-only solution, if possible. I would like to avoid buying a Miracast transmitter. Also my notebook has only VGA output, not DVI or HDMI. Can the same method be used to connect a desktop computer with wireless card? What about connected by cable to the router?
PS: I have a Samsung Smart TV that supports screen mirroring using the Allshare application. New version supports media playback only, not mirroring! Do you know where to find the old version that also supported screen mirroring? Without any extra hardware, I hope!