While Chromecast works remarkably well within the Android – Chrome ecosystem, the moment you step out of Google’s hallowed garden, you realize there is little choice for Windows users. You can’t cast local media stored on your Windows 10 computer to Android TV. Neither you can cast any program other than Chrome. So if you are looking for a solution to cast Windows 10 in its entirety to Android TV then you have come to the right place. Here, we show you how to set up screen mirroring from Windows 10 to Android TV or for that matter, any other smart TV using Miracast. So without any delay, let’s go through the guide.
Cast Windows 10 to Android TV or Any Smart TV
Here, we have mentioned all the methods so that you can follow the instructions step-by-step. Before you proceed, go through the requirements and check if your device has support for Miracast. You can click on the link below to seamlessly jump to the section.
- Find Miracast Support on Windows 10
- Find Miracast Support on Android TV
- Cast Windows 10 to Android TV
Project Windows 10 Screen to Android TV
- Miracast-compliant TV
- Miracast-compliant Windows PC or Laptop
- Both your Android TV and Windows 10 computer should be connected to a common WiFi network.
Find Miracast Support on Windows 10
1. Press Win + R to open the Run window. Here, enter
dxdiag and hit enter.
2. Now, click on “Save All Information” and save the file on the desktop. It will be saved in a text file.
3. Open the text file and look for “Miracast“. If it shows “Available” then you are good to go.
4. In case, it shows “Not supported by Graphics driver” then download Intel Driver Assistant (Free) and update all drivers. It might be the case that your computer has the right hardware, but due to the lack of a proper driver, Miracast might not be available on your device. So go ahead and give it a try through the Intel Driver Assistant. Keep in mind, for Miracast to work, both hardware and software support is needed.
5. You can also try updating the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (Free) from the Microsoft Store.
Find Miracast Support on Android TV
Before we begin, let me tell you I am using Mi TV 4X running the latest Android 9. Xiaomi recently added support for Miracast on Mi TV so I am able to use the Miracast feature now. Xiaomi has added a separate Miracast app to connect with wireless displays.
For Android TVs manufactured by other vendors such as Sony, Samsung, LG et al, you may have to dig into settings and find the “Miracast” menu. This is applicable for not just Android TV but all smart TVs. Make sure Miracast is enabled and discoverable. I would also recommend you to go through Settings -> Apps -> See All Apps.
If need be, go through all the System Apps (located at the bottom) and find the Miracast menu. You can also go through all the Settings menu and find the Miracast option. As for this guide, I am going to show how you can find Miracast support on Mi TVs.
1. On the Android TV interface, move to the “+” button which is available along the “Apps” section.
2. Here, you will find the “Miracast” app. Simply select it and the app will be added to your favorite apps section. If Miracast is not available here then search it under Settings -> Apps -> See All Apps.
3. Now open the Miracast app and the wireless display feature will be enabled. You should stick to this screen while casting Windows 10 to Android TV.
Cast Windows 10 to Android TV
1. Open the Miracast app on your Android TV and stay on that screen. For your information, Definition Priority means the highest clarity possible, but real-time syncing will take a back seat. Fluency Priority means a stable connection with real-time syncing but in low-res quality (better for low-end devices). I like to keep Definition Priority as default.
2. Now, move back to your Windows 10 computer and press the “Win + K” keyboard shortcut. It will open a “Connect” window on the right pane.
3. If the “Connect” window does not pop up then open Settings -> System -> Display. Here, scroll down and click on “Connect to a wireless display”.
4. Now, it will start the search and within a few seconds, your Android TV will show up. Make sure the Miracast app is open on your Android TV and both your devices are connected to the common WiFi network. Next, click on your Android TV.
5. Finally, Windows 10 will cast its screen on your Android TV. Just like Chromecast, you can play music and it will be routed through your TV’s speaker. You can browse the internet, open any app (not just limited to Chrome), play games, and a lot more.
6. In case, you want to extend your display or make the setup second screen only then press “Win +P ” and change the projection mode.
Screen Mirroring from Windows 10 to Android TV Using Miracast
So that is how you can cast Windows 10 to Android TV and play any media or games. If you have a powerful computer, router, and Android TV then you can very well make your Android TV as a second screen. Anyway, that is all from us. If you want to learn more such Mi TV tips and tricks then go through our linked guide. And if you are facing any issue then comment down below and let us know. We will surely try to help you out.