You may know that the Miracast is an advanced certification standard based on the wireless technology which helps to mirror the contents of your smaller devices on the bigger screens. Miracast helps you to duplicate the display of your smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices onto the computer monitors, HDTVs, projectors, and any other device that is compatible with Miracast.
Does Windows 10 Support Miracast?
If you have purchased a new laptop or PC, then mostly it comes with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Operating System. And if you have an older Windows system, then also I am sure that you have upgraded it to one of these latest Windows OS unless you still love to work in Windows Vista or Windows 7 platform. So, based on this assumption, I will show you the ways to check does Windows 10 support Miracast or not.
In short answer, Miracast does support Windows 10 Operating System. This is by default in new systems, but if you upgraded your older Windows OS to the Windows 10, then you should check the compatibility before you buy the Miracast dongle for screen mirroring.
How to check your Windows PC supports Miracast or Not?
Method-1: Using System Settings
To check the compatibility of Miracast on Windows 10 PC, you can take help of the settings app on your system.
- Press Windows + S key and type ‘Settings.’
- Open the Windows Settings app when prompted.
- Click on ‘System’ menu.
- Look for the ‘Multiple Display’ section. If you can see ‘Connect to a wireless display’ option there, it means your system is compatible with the Miracast technology.
Method-2: Using Diagnostic Tool
If you still have a confusion that does Windows 10 support Miracast or not, then you can confirm it using DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Follow the steps below to get the answer of ‘does my PC support Miracast or not.
- Press Windows + R key to open the Run box.
- Type ‘dxdiag’ and click on Ok button.
- A popup window of DirectX Diagnostic Tool will open. In that, choose the option of ‘Save all Information.’
- Choose the destination folder on your system and then click on ‘Save’ button.
- After that, locate the file where you stored it and open it with notepad.
- Under the ‘Display Devices’ section, look for the Miracast. You can also press Ctrl + F to find a Miracast location in the file.
- You will see the text like ‘Miracast: Available, with HDCP’ if your Windows 10 PC supports Miracast.
What to do if Your PC doesn’t support Miracast?
In the dxdiag file, if you see a message like ‘Miracast: Not Supported by WiFi driver’ then it means your Windows 10 PC is not compatible with Miracast. In such case, you should visit the official website of your WiFi manufacturer where you can find and install the latest compatible drivers.
Even if your PC supports Miracast but the drivers are outdated then also you will need to update them to enjoy screen mirroring of your device. Intel Driver Update Utility Tool is a helpful application to update the system drivers.
Also, there are some brands who manufacture USB dongles to let you use the Miracast technology even if your Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC doesn’t support Miracast.
If your device which you are projecting is not supporting Miracast, then you can buy a Miracast Wireless Display Adapter for TV and make the communication possible between compatible devices.
Miracast is a helpful and famous screen mirroring technology that allows you to enjoy the content of your smaller devices on the bigger screens. You will not need to sit near to the TV for managing the USB cable connections to connect two devices. Also, the Miracast connection uses WPA2 security encryption protocol which means your content is protected over the wireless network.
Hope this guide will help you to check the Miracast compatibility on your Windows 10 PC. If you know any other quick method to test this or have any questions & suggestions, then visit the comment section below and share your thoughts with the world.
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