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How to Connect Windows 10 to TV Wirelessly Miracast

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Introduction

There's multiple ways to mirror your Windows 10 desktop to your Smart TV. This guide will walk you through checking for Miracast support, and if any other methods are open to you.
Windows 10

1 Check Computer for Miracast Support

There are three ways to check if your computer supports Miracast:

  • Try To Cast
    • While not 100% accurate, it can be a quick, easy way to see if there's any casting support on your system.
  • Checking Display Settings
    • Again, not perfectly accurate, but if key combinations are difficult, some may find this method easier.
  • Check Using DxDiag
    • DxDiag is a utility to get very precise information about your system and it's capabilities. This gives a definitive answer when it comes to Miracast support on your system. Though a little more difficult to access, this guide will take you through it step-by-step.
Check Quickly by Attempting to Cast
  1. Press the Windows key and P key on your keyboard at the same time.
    Keyboard with Windows and P keys highlighted.
  2. You will be presented options on the right to cast your screen if Miracast is supported.
    Miracast Available
    If Miracast or another screen share option is available, a couple choices to project to will be displayed.Project options
    Miracast Not Available
    If Miracast is not available, a message recommending reinstalling drivers or using a different video card is shown.Project with failure message
Check Display Settings
  1. Select the Start Menu, then select Settings.
    Start menu with Settings highlighted.
  2. Select System.
    System Settings
  3. Select Display on the left.
    System Settings with Display highlighted.
  4. Look under the Multiple Displays section for "Connect to a wireless display".
    Miracast Available
    Under Multiple displays, you will see "Connect to a wireless display".Multiple displays with connect to a wireless display highlighted
    Miracast Not Available
    Under Multiple displays, the text won't appear.Multiple displays with no miracast support
Check Using DxDiag
  1. Using your right mouse button, right click on the Start Menu.
    Mouse with Right Mouse Button highlighted.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  2. Select Run.
    Windows Menu right click menu with Run highlighted.
  3. In the Run window, type in 'dxdiag', then select OK.
    Run dialog with dxdiag entered and OK button highlighted.
  4. In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, select Save All Information... at the bottom.
    DirectX Diagnostic Tool with Save All Information highlighted.
  5. Select Desktop on the left (so the file is easy to find in a moment). The file name will already be filled in as DxDiag. Select Save.
    Save As dialog with Desktop folder, file name, and Save button highlighted.
  6. Open the DxDiag text file on your Desktop.
    DxDiag file on desktop.
  7. Under System Information, Look for Miracast.
    Miracast Available
    Miracast will say that it is available, usually with the HDCP feature.Miracast Available
    Miracast Not Available
    Miracast will state that it is not available.Miracast Not Available
    You can safely delete the DxDiag text file from your desktop. It's just a report, and does not control anything.
HDMI Cable.HDMI Connection
If your computer does not support Miracast, you can still use an HDMI cable and connect your computer using a wired connection.

2 Check TV for Miracast Support

If you know the exact make and model of your television, you can check online if it supports Miracast.

Otherwise, you can check in the menus of the television itself to see if Miracast or casting is listed as an option.

Check Online

The WiFi Alliance, the group that controls and sets the standard for Miracast support, maintains a list of Smart Televisions and other devices that support Miracast.

If you know the make and model of your Smart TV, you can search for it on their site to verify your Smart TV supports Miracast.

Wi-Fi AllianceChecking for Miracast Support on Your Smart TV
Check on your Television
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and each menu is slightly different. This guide will provide the best places to look for Miracast support.

If you'd prefer, there's a few places you can check on your Smart TV directly, to see if Miracast is supported.

Apps

Check if your Smart TV considers Miracast an app you can run.

  1. Press the Menu button on your remote and select Apps for your Smart TV.
    Menu button
    Apps icon
  2. Look for "Miracast", "Screen Casting", or "Wi-Fi Casting" apps.

Input

Sometimes, Miracast is considered another input, rather than an App in and of itself.

  1. Select Input or Source.
    Source
  2. Look for "Miracast", "Wi-Fi Casting", or "Screen Casting".
HDMI Cable.HDMI Connection
If your television does not support Miracast, you can still use an HDMI cable and connect your computer using a wired connection.

3 Using Miracast on Windows 10

Connect to a Miracast Device
  1. Open the Action Center and select Project.
    Action Center with Project highlighted.
  2. Select Connect to a wireless display.
    Project with Connect to a Wireless Display highlighted.

    If the Connect to a wireless display option is not listed, this means your device or video card does not support Miracast.

  3. A scan for wireless display devices will start. Select your desired wireless display device.
    Connect to wireless display with Miracast TV highlighted.
  4. Once connected, your Windows 10 device should now be mirrored by the wireless display.
Disconnect from a Miracast Device
  1. Open the Action Center and select Project.
    Action Center with Project highlighted.
  2. Select Disconnect.
    Project menu with Disconnect highlighted.

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There's multiple ways to mirror your Windows 10 desktop to your Smart TV. This guide will walk you through checking for Miracast support, and if any other methods are open to you.
Windows 10

There are three ways to check if your computer supports Miracast:

  • Try To Cast
    • While not 100% accurate, it can be a quick, easy way to see if there's any casting support on your system.
  • Checking Display Settings
    • Again, not perfectly accurate, but if key combinations are difficult, some may find this method easier.
  • Check Using DxDiag
    • DxDiag is a utility to get very precise information about your system and it's capabilities. This gives a definitive answer when it comes to Miracast support on your system. Though a little more difficult to access, this guide will take you through it step-by-step.
Check Quickly by Attempting to Cast
  1. Press the Windows key and P key on your keyboard at the same time.
    Keyboard with Windows and P keys highlighted.
  2. You will be presented options on the right to cast your screen if Miracast is supported.
    Miracast Available
    If Miracast or another screen share option is available, a couple choices to project to will be displayed.Project options
    Miracast Not Available
    If Miracast is not available, a message recommending reinstalling drivers or using a different video card is shown.Project with failure message
Check Display Settings
  1. Select the Start Menu, then select Settings.
    Start menu with Settings highlighted.
  2. Select System.
    System Settings
  3. Select Display on the left.
    System Settings with Display highlighted.
  4. Look under the Multiple Displays section for "Connect to a wireless display".
    Miracast Available
    Under Multiple displays, you will see "Connect to a wireless display".Multiple displays with connect to a wireless display highlighted
    Miracast Not Available
    Under Multiple displays, the text won't appear.Multiple displays with no miracast support
Check Using DxDiag
  1. Using your right mouse button, right click on the Start Menu.
    Mouse with Right Mouse Button highlighted.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  2. Select Run.
    Windows Menu right click menu with Run highlighted.
  3. In the Run window, type in 'dxdiag', then select OK.
    Run dialog with dxdiag entered and OK button highlighted.
  4. In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, select Save All Information... at the bottom.
    DirectX Diagnostic Tool with Save All Information highlighted.
  5. Select Desktop on the left (so the file is easy to find in a moment). The file name will already be filled in as DxDiag. Select Save.
    Save As dialog with Desktop folder, file name, and Save button highlighted.
  6. Open the DxDiag text file on your Desktop.
    DxDiag file on desktop.
  7. Under System Information, Look for Miracast.
    Miracast Available
    Miracast will say that it is available, usually with the HDCP feature.Miracast Available
    Miracast Not Available
    Miracast will state that it is not available.Miracast Not Available
    You can safely delete the DxDiag text file from your desktop. It's just a report, and does not control anything.
HDMI Cable.HDMI Connection
If your computer does not support Miracast, you can still use an HDMI cable and connect your computer using a wired connection.

If you know the exact make and model of your television, you can check online if it supports Miracast.

Otherwise, you can check in the menus of the television itself to see if Miracast or casting is listed as an option.

Check Online

The WiFi Alliance, the group that controls and sets the standard for Miracast support, maintains a list of Smart Televisions and other devices that support Miracast.

If you know the make and model of your Smart TV, you can search for it on their site to verify your Smart TV supports Miracast.

Wi-Fi AllianceChecking for Miracast Support on Your Smart TV
Check on your Television
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and each menu is slightly different. This guide will provide the best places to look for Miracast support.

If you'd prefer, there's a few places you can check on your Smart TV directly, to see if Miracast is supported.

Apps

Check if your Smart TV considers Miracast an app you can run.

  1. Press the Menu button on your remote and select Apps for your Smart TV.
    Menu button
    Apps icon
  2. Look for "Miracast", "Screen Casting", or "Wi-Fi Casting" apps.

Input

Sometimes, Miracast is considered another input, rather than an App in and of itself.

  1. Select Input or Source.
    Source
  2. Look for "Miracast", "Wi-Fi Casting", or "Screen Casting".
HDMI Cable.HDMI Connection
If your television does not support Miracast, you can still use an HDMI cable and connect your computer using a wired connection.
Connect to a Miracast Device
  1. Open the Action Center and select Project.
    Action Center with Project highlighted.
  2. Select Connect to a wireless display.
    Project with Connect to a Wireless Display highlighted.

    If the Connect to a wireless display option is not listed, this means your device or video card does not support Miracast.

  3. A scan for wireless display devices will start. Select your desired wireless display device.
    Connect to wireless display with Miracast TV highlighted.
  4. Once connected, your Windows 10 device should now be mirrored by the wireless display.
Disconnect from a Miracast Device
  1. Open the Action Center and select Project.
    Action Center with Project highlighted.
  2. Select Disconnect.
    Project menu with Disconnect highlighted.