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Project Laptop to TV on Windows 11 PC

This article is about how to project laptop to TV on Windows 11. Connect Laptop to TV allows you to share your computer screen with others. Do you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or hybrid device and want to mirror your screen on a smart TV? With Miracast technology built into many modern devices, including smart TVs from all the major brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Phillips, etc.), you can do that easily. Yes and no, Windows 11 uses Miracast for wireless display projection and supports Chromecast via Windows Chromi­um-Based Browsers. TVs, on the other hand, come with either Miracast or Chromecast.

This makes it difficult to find the right compatibility and get everything working across your devices. Fortunately, most TV manufacturers label their products right on the box, while Microsoft allows you to check your device’s compatibility with the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. At this point, we recommend that you use an HDMI cable. There are probably major issues with this feature on one of your devices that require further troubleshooting. With an HDMI cable, you can project your display to your screen without the need for third-party apps or other features. Below, we have mention the steps to project laptop to TV on Windows 11.

4 Methods to Project Laptop to TV on Windows 11/10 PC

Connect Laptop to TV Using HDMI Cable

If the laptop has an HDMI port, you can easily connect it to a TV with a simple HDMI cable. If the laptop only has USB ports and no HDMI port, you can still connect the laptop to the TV with a USB-to-HDMI adapter.

Step 1: Plug one End of HDMI Cable to HDMI Port of the TV.

Step 2: Using a TV Remote, change the Input Source on the TV to match HDMI Port to which HDMI Cable is attached.

Step 3: Plug the other End of HDMI Cable to the HDMI Port on your Laptop.

Now, you should be able to see the screen of your Laptop projecting on the large screen of your Home Television.

Wirelessly Connect Laptop to Smart TV

If your computer supports Miracast, you should be able to wirelessly project Laptop screen to Smart TV.

Step 1: On your Laptop, go to Settings > System > Display > on the next screen, click on Connect to a wireless display option.

Step 2: Select your Smart TV as it appears in the slide-up menu on your computer.

If the TV does not appear in the list, click the “Detect” option and let the computer detect the Smart TV and display it for selection. If the laptop still does not detect the TV, your computer is probably not equipped with Miracast technology.

In this case, you will have to use a Miracast Adapter or use devices like Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick or ScreenBeam USB Transmitter from Actiontec.

Project Laptop to TV Using Chromecast

An easy way to Project Laptop screen to TV is by using Google’s inexpensive Chromecast Device.

Step 1: Plug HDMI End of Google Chromecast Device into HDMI Port of the TV and plug USB End of Chromecast to USB Power Adapter.

Step 2: Next, use the Remote Control of your Home Television to change the Source Input of your TV to match the HDMI Port (HDMI 1, HDMI2….) into which the Chromecast device is plugged-in.

Step 3: Setup Chromecast using steps as provided in this guide: How to Use Chromecast on Laptop Computer.

Step 4: The screen of your laptop should now be projected onto the larger screen of your TV. The Casting option is also available in Microsoft Edge. Open the Microsoft Edge browser > click the 3-dot icon > hover over “More Tools” and select the “Cast Media to Device” option.

Project Laptop to TV Using Miracast Adapter

You can get Miracast adapters from various manufacturers. The best one is the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter ($59), since it comes from Microsoft.

Step 1: Plug HDMI End of Miracast Adapter into HDMI port of the TV and the USB End into USB Port of TV.

Step 2: Using TV remote, select the HDMI Port to which the Miracast Adapter is attached – HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 or others, if your TV has more HDMI ports.

Step 3: On your Laptop, go to Settings > Devices > select Bluetooth & Other devices in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Add Bluetooth or other device option.

Step 4: On the next screen, select your Miracast Receiver from the list of connected devices (you will clearly see all devices connected to your computer).

Final Word

We hope you understand this article on how to project laptop to TV on Windows 11/10. The screen of your laptop should now be projected onto the larger screen of your home TV. Although the quality of laptop displays has risen sharply in recent years, even the screens of the best Windows notebooks usually pale in comparison to a top-notch TV. With their wide color spectrums, sharp resolutions, and large dimensions, modern TVs offer an incredible media experience.

I hope you understand this article, Project Laptop to TV on Windows 11 PC.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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