While Chromecast works remarkably well in the Android-Chrome ecosystem, the moment you step out of Google’s hallowed garden, you realize there’s little choice for Windows users. You cannot cast local media stored on your Windows 10 computer to Android TV. You also cannot cast any program other than Chrome. So, if you are looking for a solution to stream full Windows 10 to Android TV, 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 further ado, let’s run through the guide.
Stream Windows 10 to Android TV or any Smart TV
Here we have mentioned all the methods so that you can follow the step by step instructions. Before proceeding, go through the requirements and check if your device supports Miracast. You can click on the link below to easily access the section.
- Find Miracast support on Windows 10
- Find Miracast Support on Android TV
- Cast Windows 10 to Android TV
Cast Windows 10 screen to Android TV
- Miracast-enabled TV
- Miracast-enabled Windows PC or laptop
- Your Android TV and your Windows 10 computer must 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 press Enter.
2. Now click on “ Save all information and save the file to the desktop. It will be saved in a text file.
3. Open the text file and search for ” Miracast“. If it says “Available” then you are good to go.
4. In case, it displays “ Not supported by graphics driver » then download Intel Driver Assistant (To free) and update all drivers. Your computer may have the correct hardware, but due to the lack of an appropriate driver, Miracast may not be available on your device. So go ahead and try it through Intel Driver Assistant. Keep in mind that for Miracast to work, hardware and software support is required.
5. You can also try updating the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (To free) from the Microsoft Store.
Find Miracast Support on Android TV
Before I start, let me tell you that I use Mi TV 4X running the latest Android 9. Xiaomi recently added Miracast support on Mi TV, so now I can use the Miracast function. Xiaomi has added a separate Miracast app to connect to displays wirelessly.
For Android TVs made by other vendors such as Sony, Samsung, LG and others, you may need dig into the settings and find the “Miracast” menu. This applies not only to Android TV, but to all smart TVs. Make sure Miracast is enabled and discoverable. I would also recommend going to Settings -> Apps -> See all apps.
If necessary, review all System apps (located at the bottom) and find the Miracast menu. You can also go through the entire Settings menu and find the Miracast option. As for this guide, I will show how you can find Miracast support on Mi TVs.
1. On the Android TV interface, go to thebutton + » which is available in the “Applications” section.
2. Here you will find the “Miracast” app. Simply select it and the app will be added to your favorite apps section. Yes Miracast is not available here, then find 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 when casting Windows 10 to Android TV.
Cast Windows 10 to Android TV
1. Open the Miracast app on your Android TV and stay on this screen. For your information, Definition Priority means the greatest possible clarity, but real-time synchronization will take a back seat. Fluency priority means a stable connection with real-time sync but in low-res quality (better for low-end devices). I like to keep the default definition priority.
2. Now go back to your Windows 10 computer and press the “ Win + K keyboard shortcut ». This will open a “Connect” window in the right pane.
3. If the “Connect” window does not appear, open Settings -> System -> Display. Here, scroll down and click on “Connect to a wireless display”.
4. Now it will start searching and within seconds your Android TV will appear. Make sure the Miracast app is open on your Android TV and both of your devices are connected to the common WiFi network. Following, click on your Android TV.
5. Finally, Windows 10 will cast its screen to your Android TV. Just like Chromecast, you can play music and it will routed through your TV speaker. You can browse the internet, open any app (not just Chrome), play games, and more.
6. In case you want to extend your display or do the second setup screen only then press “ Win +P ” and change the projection mode.
Screen mirroring Windows 10 to Android TV using Miracast
This is how you can cast Windows 10 to Android TV and play any media or game. If you have a powerful computer, a router and an Android TV, you can very well do your Android TV a second screen. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to learn more about these Mi TV tips and tricks, check out our linked guide. And if you face any problem, comment below and let us know. We will surely try to help you.