Wirelessly Connect Your Windows 10 PC To A Smart TV

Do you know it’s possible to expand your screen real estate even if you don’t have a second monitor? Well, the “Project to this PC” feature on your Windows 10 computer enables you to mirror your PC’s screen with no extra software or hardware. Let’s show you how.

As you’re working remotely, you may sometimes need a dual-monitor setup to enhance your productivity. Or, perhaps you just want to use a larger screen to watch videos or play your favorite games on your computer. Whatever the reason, do not let lack of a second monitor limit you. All you need is a Windows 10 computer and the ‘Connect’ app.

In today’s Alltek Tip, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how Windows 10 inbuilt screen mirroring feature enables you to use other gadgets for wireless display. Note that all the devices used must be compatible with Miracast technology. They should also be connected to the same network.

How Do You Set Up Your PC As A Destination Device?

  1. Open Settings on your PC.
  2. Go to System, and then click on “Project to this PC.”

This is where you get to know if your device supports Miracast. If not, you will receive a message notification (usually red) that says: “This device doesn’t support Miracast, so you can’t project it wirelessly.”

  1. Select  “Some Windows and Android devices can project to this PC.”
  2. Click on it’s “OK” and navigate the drop-down menu to select the “Always Off option.”
  3. Go to the “Ask to project to this PC” drop-down menu.
  4. Click on “Every time a connection is required.”
  5. Go to the “Require PIN for pairing” drop-down menu and click on “Never.”
  6. Open Start and then use the search bar to look for Connect.
  7. Click the top result to open the app.
  8. To enter in full-screen mode, click the arrow button in the title bar on the minimize button’s left.

Once you are done setting up the Connect App, it will open to accept mirroring connections from another PC.

How Can You Project From Your PC To Other Gadgets?

  1. Click the Action Center button. Alternatively, you can use the Windows key + A shortcut.
  2. Click the Connect button, then select the device to which you want to project your PC’s screen. This could be your smart TV or another Windows 10 computer.
  3. Your computer’s (source device) screen will be mirrored like a secondary monitor in the Smart TV (destination device).

Depending on the functions you want to perform, you could also use the “Allow mouse, keyboard, touch, and pen input from this device” option.

How Do You Customize The Wireless Display?

When you first configure the connection, the initial “wireless display” will mirror your ordinary monitor in the Display settings.  To customize its scale, resolution, or orientation, use the following steps:

  • Open Settings and go to  System.
  • Click on Display to “Rearrange your display”, then select the wireless display option.
  • Go to the “Scale and layout” section, and choose your desired scale. We recommend that you use one scale value for all your displays.
  • You can then change the display orientation (landscape or portrait) and screen resolution to your desire.
  • Depending on your scenario, you can also choose between Extended or Duplicate display options in the “Multiple displays” section.
  • In your source device, you’ll notice a toolbar that allows you to choose between Watching Videos, Gaming, or Working.

The disconnection process is equally simple and straightforward. Just go to the Action Center and click on the Connect button. To end the screen mirroring session, select Disconnect under devices.

Using Windows’ “Project to this Computer” and the Connect app is the simplest and most convenient way to connect your computer to a smart TV. Stay tuned for more tech tips from Alltek Services. You can always call us at (863) 709-0709 for more information.