How to use Miracast screen mirroring from Windows or Android [Tip]

In what situations would you do a screen mirroring from Windows either for personal or business purposes? Here are a few examples.

Personal

Most times when you are commuting to and from work, you can use your Android to make video calls to someone or even watch parts of an interesting movie on your android screen, depending on the time you spend commuting.

Now imagine you are at home. You and the family want to watch a movie together and spend some quality time in each other’s company. So, all of you get into your car and go to the movies. Probably you have had a good time eating out of the popcorn buckets and sipping your cokes while watching your movie.

Would it be more beneficial, if you could just visit a website on your Android or home PC, pay for watching the same movie using your credit or debit card and cast this movie onto your home TV? Using screen mirroring from Windows you could do just that and enjoy your family time together in every sense as you now have the advantages of taking a break when you want to, and spending quality time with family members, talking and briefly discussing the events in the movie you all are watching.

Business

In a business environment, you could easily prepare your presentation for the meeting while at home, save it to your Android and then cast your Android screen onto the conference room TV and get on with your presentation.

How to Use Miracast for Screen Mirroring from Windows

How do you do screen mirroring from Windows to your TV? First, you check if both your devices namely your laptop and your TV, support Miracast technology. Your Windows PC or laptop is the device that will provide the output or the screen to show or mirror on your input device or TV.

Connect the Miracast compatible adapter or dongle, like your Roku streaming stick into your HDMI Port behind your TV, and the other end to a power socket. With this adapter, you are doing away with using a physical HDMI cable to do screen mirroring from Windows between the laptop and your TV, using your Miracast adapter like a wireless HDMI cable.

Now connect your laptop screen to the TV wirelessly to watch your show or movie on a much bigger screen, as if you had a cable physically connected between the two devices. You need to select your PC or laptop’s name on your TV screen when it shows on the big screen so screen mirroring from Windows can happen.

Miracast for Screen Mirroring from Android

Power up your TV and select your Miracast dongle as its input. On your Android device, locate the option called wireless display in settings. This differs from device to device. Turn the wireless display feature on and wait until your Android locates your TV. When your TV shows your Android identity on its screen, just tap on the name to connect.

Now you can see your Android screen duplicated on your big screen TV just as we discussed in screen mirroring from Windows from your PC or laptop device.  

Conclusion

Whether it is for personal reasons or to facilitate a business presentation in a company conference room, screen mirroring from Windows is a very good option to do away with lengthy HDMI cables between a PC and a TV by using wireless technology.

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  • Crystal Wang

    Thank you for sharing. We can use some third party app to achieve this, e.g. ApoerMirror, and something like that. They make mirroring more convenient.