How To Check If My Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast

Introduction

Miracast provides a method for sharing video from or to your Windows 10 computer. This guide will help you determine if your Windows 10 computer supports the Miracast protocol.
Windows 10

Miracast is a WiFi Standard

A simple way to understand Miracast is “HDMI over WiFi”. What that means is, rather than connecting a physical HDMI cable from your computer to another device, you use WiFi to do so.

Also, rather than going through your router or home network, the signal travels directly. For example, if you use Miracast to show your Windows 10 laptop on your television, your laptop connects directly to your television, with no network, or other devices, between.

Windows 10 Miracast Options

Windows 10 supports Miracast from a software perspective. Meaning, it has all the abilities for Miracast built-in, and it does not require further software.

However, the specific hardware inside your computer must also support the Miracast standard. This includes a WiFi adapter and driver that offers the ability, and a video card and driver that also supports using Miracast.

Check Display Settings

  1. Select the Start Menu, then select Settings.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
    Windows 10 Settings
  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”.

 

 

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