How to Configure Your Windows 10 PC Into a Wireless Display


One of the features offered in Windows 10 is the ability to mirror your screen to any dongle or device (TV, Blu-ray player) that’s compatible with the most popular Miracast standard. However, because of the August 2016 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 now lets your PC become the wireless display, receiving Miracast signals from a phone, tablet, or other Windows 10 PC.

When you’re mirroring from a Windows 10 computer, you can extend rather than duplicate the screen, so you can, for instance, play a movie on the receiving display while you read and send emails on the primary one. This article will show you how to transform your Windows 10 PC into a Miracast-capable wireless display:

STEP 1: Open the Action Center by clicking the speech bubble icon at the lower-right hand corner of the taskbar.

STEP 2: Click on Connect.

STEP 3: Click on Projecting to this PC, and the Settings window will open.

STEP 4: On the top pull-down menu, select either Available everywhere or Available everywhere on secure networks.

STEP 5: Under Ask to project to this PC, select either First time only or Every time.

NOTE: It’s recommended to set Require PIN for pairing to off since you have to grant permission on the receiving computer anyway. You can also decide whether you want your PC to receive projection requests only when it’s plugged in.

STEP 6: When prompted by Windows 10 that another device wants to project to your computer, click Yes.

NOTE: The Windows connect app will launch in its own window. You can drag, resize, or maximize the window. Also, if the sending device is a Windows 10 PC and allows it, you can use the keyboard and mouse on the receiving computer to remotely control the sender.

Mirroring Your Windows 10 Screen to Another Windows 10 Device

Below are the steps on how to broadcast your screen from the sending device, if it’s a Windows 10 computer.

STEP 1: Open the Action Center by clicking the speech bubble icon at the lower-right hand corner of the taskbar.

STEP 2: Click on Connect, and a list of available receiving devices appears and your other computer should be on it.

STEP 3: Click to select the receiving device.

NOTE: You may have to wait a minute or longer for the devices to pair. If in case it fails, you need to try again.

STEP 4: Check on the box next to Allow input from a keyboard or mouse connected to this display if you would like to allow the receiving device control your PC with its keyboard and mouse.

STEP 5: Click on Change projection mode, and then select Extend from the menu that appears if you want to use the wireless display as a second desktop, rather than a mirror of your current desktop.

STEP 6: Click the Disconnect button once you wish to terminate your connection.

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