Miracast technology works as a substitute for HDMI cables to be able to project content from one device onto the screen of another. Installing and connecting a Miracast device in Windows 10 doesn’t have to be complicated. To find out how to do it, read on.
In case you do not have Windows 10, you must solve that dilemma either by formatting the PC and installing Windows 10 from scratch or another alternative related to the versions of the Windows operating system that exist.
Connecting two devices compatible with Miracast technology can be used, for example, to project the screen of your mobile on the TV or on your computer. In this way, you can share the content you are viewing with others. It is very useful in conferences, as well as in social gatherings.
Unlike other similar technologies, Miracast is designed to be cross-platform. Not like its AirPlay competition that only works with ChromeCast’s iOS or GoogleCast devices.
How does this technology work?
Miracast works by sending the information on the screen from one device to another through WiFi Direct. Doing it this way ensures a fast and stable connection that exchanges data faster than with Bluetooth technology.
However, with this technology it is not necessary for the two computers to be connected to the same network. Otherwise, when using Miracast, a WiFi network will be generated that will connect them. By having a custom network, they will send the data directly and wirelessly. Also, as they use their own network, the exchange of information is much faster.
In this way, you can send videos up to Full HD with immersive audio 5. 1. Also, there is no need to worry, since the content is protected by WPA2-PSK encryption.
How do I know if my PC supports Miracast?
To install and connect a Miracast device in Windows 10 you must first know if your computer supports this technology. You must know the graphics or video card, its use, characteristics and the type of it.
The first thing you should do is press the ” Windows ” key at the same time as the ” R ” key . This in order to open the ” Run ” window . In the bar that appears there, type ” dxdiag ” and hit ” Enter .”
This procedure opens the “DirectX Diagnostic Tool” window , in order to collect all the data from your computer. When this is ready select “Save all ” and choose the folder where you want to save the file “DxDiag.txt”.
Once you have done this, open the document and go to the final part. There you will find the information of the Miracast. If your PC is compatible it will read “Miracast is available”. If, on the other hand, your device is not compatible with this technology, it will read “ Miracast not supported”.
Install and connect a Miracast device in Windows 10
Currently, manufacturers do not add the Miracast feature on all devices. Instead they use Google Cast technology. However, those that do add it, integrate it together with the “Send screen” function.
This function can be located in the Android shortcuts. It is represented by a small box with the WiFi symbol in the lower right corner. In Windows you must open the notification center and you will see the option to “Project and Connect”.
If you want to project content on your TV and it is not compatible with Miracast, do not worry, it is not necessary to buy another television or give up the idea of exchanging data. All you need is to purchase a Miracast adapter to connect it to the TV.
Steps to install and connect a Miracast device in Windows 10
The first thing you should do to install and connect a Miracast device in Windows 10, if your TV screen is not compatible, is to connect the Miracast adapter to an HDMI port and select the indicated channel.
Check to see if you need to free up hard drive space to make the procedure run faster.
Now go to your computer and open the system settings. There go to the section “Bluetooth and other devices” and select the option “Add new devices” . Your computer will automatically search for compatible displays in a certain range.
When you finish searching for the screens, you will see a list of those that are available. Find the name corresponding to your TV, or in this case, the Miracast adapter connected to it . Now what happens on your computer screen will be projected on your television.