The method of Projecting Computer Screen to TV in Windows 10 is still easy, although it has changed a bit compared to Windows 8. Hence, this article providing you with the steps to Project Computer Screen to TV in Windows 10, without using any cables.
Project PC Screen to TV in Windows 10
Before getting started with the steps to Project Computer Screen to TV in Windows 10, you need to make sure that your Windows 10 PC supports Miracast, which can be described as a Screen-mirroring protocol that lets you broadcast anything from an Intel computer to TV.
Also, you need to be aware that Miracast does not always work well, and there are only a few Miracast receivers that actually work well in practice.
Does Your Computer Support Miracast
Your computer most likely has Miracast support in case it originally came with Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 operating system. Those who upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 may not have this support.
However, there is a simple solution in case your computer does not support Miracast. You can easily make use of ScreenBeam USB Transmitter from Actiontec. This little device enables wireless display on Windows 7/8 laptops. Even though they do not have the capability for wireless display.
ScreenBeam USB Transmitter from Actiontec
You can also use The ScreenBeam Wireless Display Kit which includes both USB Transmitter for Windows 7/8 Laptops and computers, and also a Miracast Adapter for your Television.
Miracast Adapter for Television
Next, you will need a Miracast adapter (also known as a dongle) for your television. These adapters just plug into the HDMI port of a television and make it possible for your computer to communicate with the display device without using any cables/wires.
You can find Miracast adapters from a variety of manufacturers. Your best bet would be Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter ($59) because it comes from Microsoft and ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Receiver which is compatible with Windows 10.
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
Make sure that the firmware for the adapter is updated to the latest version by going to the Support section of the manufacturer’s website. Search for your specific device and follow the instructions to download and install that firmware.
Steps to Project Computer Screen to TV in Windows 10
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps to project or mirror anything on your computer screen to TV, without using any cables.
1. Plug the Miracast Receiver (Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter or ScreenBeam Pro) into the HDMI port of your TV and a USB power source.
2. Select the right HDMI channel on your TV, it could be HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 or anything else depending on your TV.
In most cases this is all that you need to do with your Miracast receiver. Check the instruction booklet that came with the device to confirm and follow the instructions to set up the receiver, in case your receiver may require a different setup.
Now that you are done with the Television, come back to your laptop or Desktop computer and follow the steps below.
1. Click on the Windows 10 Start button on your computer and then click on the Settings option in the little menu that appears (See image below)
2. On the Settings screen, click on the Devices tab.
3. On the Devices screen, click on Connected Devices in the side-menu and then click on Add a device option (See image below)
4. On the next screen, you will be able to select your Miracast Receiver from the list of connected devices (you will clearly see all devices connected to your computer).
Your computer should now be projecting its screen to your HDTV without the clutter of cables lying around. You can now enjoy videos, movies or watch your family pictures on the large screen.
Disconnecting the device is easy.
1. Open the Settings screen on your Windows 10 computer
2. On the Settings screen, click on the Devices option.
3. On the Devices screen, click on Connected Devices in the side-menu.
4. Click on your Miracast Receiver located under Projectors section and Select Remove Device.