Connecting Laptop to TV allows you to share the screen of your computer with others. You can find below 4 different methods to Project Laptop Screen to TV in Windows 11/10.
Connect Laptop to TV
As you must be already aware, the simplest way to Project Laptop screen to TV is by using a HDMI cable to directly connect the Laptop to TV.
If you do not like using cables, it is possible to wirelessly project the Laptop screen to TV using 3 different methods as provided below.
1. Connect Laptop to TV Using HDMI Cable
If the Laptop has a HDMI Port, it can be easily connected to TV using a basic HDMI cable. If the Laptop only has USB Ports and lacks a HDMI port, you can still connect the Laptop to TV using a USB-to-HDMI Adapter.
1. Plug one End of HDMI Cable to HDMI Port of the TV.
2. Using a TV Remote, change the Input Source on the TV to match HDMI Port to which HDMI Cable is attached.
3. Plug the other End of HDMI Cable to the HDMI Port on your Laptop.
Now, you should be able to see the screen of your Laptop projecting on the large screen of your Home Television.
2. Wirelessly Connect Laptop to Smart TV
If your computer supports Miracast, you should be able to wirelessly project Laptop screen to Smart TV.
1. On your Laptop, go to Settings > System > Display > on the next screen, click on Connect to a wireless display option.
2. Select your Smart TV as it appears in the slide-up menu on your computer.
If the TV does not appear in the list, click on the Detect option and allow the computer to detect and bring up the Smart TV for selection.
If the Laptop still fails to detect the TV, it is likely that your computer is not equipped with Miracast technology.
In this case, you will have to use a Miracast Adapter or use devices like Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick or ScreenBeam USB Transmitter from Actiontec.
3. Project Laptop to TV Using Chromecast
An easy way to Project Laptop screen to TV is by using Google’s inexpensive Chromecast Device.
1. Plug HDMI End of Google Chromecast Device into HDMI Port of the TV and plug USB End of Chromecast to USB Power Adapter.
2. Next, use the Remote Control of your Home Television to change the Source Input of your TV to match the HDMI Port (HDMI 1, HDMI2….) into which the Chromecast device is plugged-in.
Note: On most Remote Controls you can change the Input Source by pressing Input or Source button.
Press the designated button on the Remote Control and make sure the Television display changes to the selected HDMI Port.
3. Setup Chromecast using steps as provided in this guide: How to Use Chromecast on Laptop Computer.
4. Once Chromecast Device is setup, open Google Chrome browser > click on 3-dots menu icon and select the Cast option in the drop-down menu.
On the Casting menu that appears, click on the Sources (2) drop-down and select Cast Screen (3) option and then clicxk on the Location (4) of your Chromecast Device as it appears in “Cast Screen” section.
You should now find the screen of your Laptop projecting on the larger screen of your Home Television.
The Casting option is also available in Microsoft Edge. Open Microsoft Edge browser > click on 3-dots Icon > hoover mouse over More Tools and select Cast Media to Device option.
Now, you should find the screen of Laptop casting or projecting on the large screen of your Home Televsion.
4. Project Laptop to TV Using Miracast Adapter
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.
1. Plug HDMI End of Miracast Adapter into HDMI port of the TV and the USB End into USB Port of TV.
2. Using TV remote, select the HDMI Port to which the Miracast Adapter is attached – HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 or others, if your TV has more HDMI ports.
3. On your Laptop, go to Settings > Devices > select Bluetooth & Other devices in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Add Bluetooth or other device option.
4. On the next screen, select your Miracast Receiver from the list of connected devices (you will clearly see all devices connected to your computer).
You should now find the screen of your Laptop projecting on the larger screen of your Home TV.