How to Use Miracast in Windows 10

Set up wireless screen mirroring in minutes

Miracast is a software alternative to stringing cables in order to show the contents of your screen onto another screen. Here's how to set up and use Miracast on Windows 10.

What Is Miracast and What Does It Do?

Miracast is a standard technology that allows devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to create wireless connections between themselves and external displays like monitors and Smart TVs. You could almost consider it like a wireless version of an HDMI connection, except the use of a connecting cable is not required.

Miracast is built into most devices and has been included on PCs since Windows 8.1 was introduced. Using this program, you can send an HD video of 1080p and also 5.1 surround sound, which should easily meet your needs.

Check That Miracast Is Enabled on Your Windows 10 PC

While Miracast is a standard feature on most Windows 10 PCs, it never hurts to make sure the software is ready to go. Fortunately, checking that Miracast is on your computer is very easy to do.

  1. Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open the Command window.

    Run Window
  2. Type dxdiag into the box and press the Enter key.

  3. Press the Save All Information button located at the bottom of the window. Save the text file in your desired locations.

    Save All Information Button
  4. Open the text file and look for Miracast. The current availability status will be displayed next to it.

    Miracast Files

Make Sure Your Version of Miracast Is Fully Updated

Even though your Windows 10 PC comes with Miracast pre-installed, it needs to be updated to the latest version in order to work effectively. The simplest way to take care of this issue is to download a driver utility tool that will automatically review and update your drivers to the most current version. If you find that your Miracast drivers are outdated, follow these steps to get them updated quickly and easily.

  1. Intel Driver Tool
  2. Locate the download folder and click on the .exe file to run it.

    Open File Download
  3. Accept the license terms and conditions on the page that will open and click Install.

    Accept Terms Button
  4. The system will display the progress bar. Wait for the installation to finish installing.

    Setup Progress Bar
  5. Once the installation is complete, select Launch.

    Launch Button
  6. Click Start scan. The system will scan your system for available drivers. It will then list all the available drivers that need updating and update them.

    Scanning System

How to Set Up and Use Miracast On Your Windows 10 PC

Using Miracast, you can connect your Windows 10 PC to another computer, wireless devices, and compatible smartphones. By following these simple steps, you can get screen mirroring going in no time.

  1. Open the Action Center by clicking the speech bubble icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

    Action Center
  2. Select the Connect button.

    Control Button
  3. A list of compatible computers and other devices will be displayed. Select the device you want to mirror your screen on.

    Wireless Display Devices
  4. A window will pop up on the receiving device, asking if you want to allow the computer to connect. Click Accept to connect your computer.

  5. Once you are finished, click Disconnect to conclude the screen mirroring.