How to Connect Windows 10 to TV Wirelessly Miracast

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.
Before You Begin:
Windows 10

1 Check Miracast Support

Check Online

WiFi Alliance

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.

Checking 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".

? Does your Smart TV Support Miracast?

  1. Yes, Connect Using Miracast
  2. No, Connect Using an HDMI Cable

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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.
Before You Begin:
Windows 10

Check Online

WiFi Alliance

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.

Checking 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".
  1. Open the Action Center.
  2. Click on Project.
    Windows 10 system tray highlighting the clicked notification icon and project icon within the notification center menu.
  3. Next, Select Connect to a wireless display.
    Windows 10 project menu highlighting connect to a wireless display option.

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

  4. A scan for wireless display devices will start. Select your desired wireless display device.
    Windows 10 project menu displaying available wireless display options.
  5. Once connected, your Windows 10 device should now be mirrored by the wireless display.

Wired Connection

A simple way to connect your computer and display it on your television is using an HDMI cable; just like your other video devices, like your Blu-Ray player.

Using an HDMI cable, connect the HDMI port on your laptop or desktop to a free HDMI port on the back of your television.

Diagram showing HDMI connection

On Your Television

  1. Select Input or Source.
    Source
  2. Select the HDMI port you just connected to.
    Example TV input menu with HDMI 2 highlighted.

On Your Computer

  1. Select the Start Menu, then Settings.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
    Windows 10 Settings
  2. Select System.
    System Settings
  3. Select Display on the left.
    System Settings menu with Display highlighted.
  4. On the right, scroll down, under Multiple displays select Duplicate these displays.
    Display options Multiple Displays with Duplicate these displays highlighted.
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