Windows 10 has offered the opportunity to mirror your screen to the dongle or device (streaming box, TV) compatible with the most popular Miracast standard since its launch in 2015. Microsoft's OS now lets your PC end up being the wireless display, receiving Miracast signals from the phone, tablet or other Windows 10 laptop or desktop.
For those who have a little Windows 10-powered computer connected to your TV, it can now be used as a wireless display dongle for the phone or laptop. When you're mirroring from a Windows 10 computer, you are able to extend rather than duplicate the screen so you can, for instance, play a film around the receiving display while you send emails on the primary one. Consider going for a Windows 10 tablet, propping it up next to your laptop and using it as a second monitor on the road.
While most modern devices with Wi-Fi have the ability to send out a Miracast signal, compatibility is spotty at best. Sometimes you need to try casting your screen 3 or 4 times before the process works. So be patient. If you accidentally rotated your screen while trying to extend your display, we have a fast solution for that.
Seeking to do screen mirroring on Windows 10? Here's how to turn your Windows 10 PC right into a Miracast-capable wireless display:
1. Open the experience center. It's represented by the speech bubble icon within the lower right corner of the screen.
2. Click Connect.
3. Click Projecting for this PC.
A settings window appears.
4. Select "Available Everywhere" or "Available everywhere on secure networks" from the top pulldown menu.
5. Select "First time only" or "Every time" under "Ask to project to this PC." I suggest picking "first time only," unless you're really worried that some rogue person is likely to grab your phone and project to your computer without your permission.
I suggest leaving "Require PIN for pairing" off because you need to grant permission around the receiving computer anyway. You can also decide whether you would like your computer to receive projection requests only if it's plugged in.
6. Click Yes when Windows 10 alerts you that another device wants to project to your computer.
The Windows connect app will launch in the own window. You are able to drag, resize or increase the window. We found that videos played smoothly inside a link between a Surface Pro 4 along with a ThinkPad T440s. Also, if the sending system is a Windows 10 PC and allows it, you can use the keyboard and mouse around the receiving computer to remotely control the sender.
How you can Mirror Your Windows 10 Screen to Another Windows 10 Device
Here's how to broadcast your screen from the sending device, if it's a Windows 10 computer. Android devices have different wireless display menus.
1. Open the experience center.
2. Click Connect. A list of available receiving devices appears as well as your other computer should be onto it.
3. Select the receiving device. You might want to wait one minute or longer for that devices to pair. This may also fail and you will need to repeat the process.
4. Toggle "Allow input" to on if you want to let the receiving device take control of your PC with its mouse and keyboard.
5. Click "Change projection mode" and select "Extend" from the menu that appears if you want to use the wireless display like a second desktop, rather than a mirror of your current desktop.
6. Click Disconnect when you wish to terminate your connection.