Advancement in tech has made a lot of things possible. One of these is the use of the screen mirroring technology to stream every movie or video saved on your laptop directly on your TV screen. This is incredible, isn't it? With it, you can bask in the pleasure of viewing whatever is shown on your laptop from the bigger screen of your TV. This piece will teach you the different ways to get this done easily.
Part 1: Wirelessly Mirror Laptop to TVDo you know that you can mirror your laptop to a TV wirelessly? Yes, this is doable. But it is important to note that the instructions below are mainly applicable when connecting your Windows or Mac Laptop to smart HDTVs.
1.1 Wirelessly Mirror Windows Laptop to TVEvery Windows Laptop (10 and 8.1) has a built-in capability (WiFi Direct or Miracast) that helps mirror your screen to a TV.
It's important to keep the following in mind before you proceed:
- Connecting both devices to the same network.
- Ensure your devices are up-to-date.
- Outdated hardware may be the main cause of why upgraded laptops (from the older version of the OS) may not support Miracast.
- You may need to get a separate Miracast dongle if your smart TV does not support Miracast.
How to Wirelessly Mirror Windows Laptop to TV
- Step 1: Ensure you connect your laptop and your TV to the same network. Then click on Start (the Windows logo button), open "Windows Settings", and press "Devices".
Tip: Another easy way to open Settings is to press the keyboard combination: "Windows Key + I (uppercase 'i')".
- Step 2: Select "Add Bluetooth or other devices" in Bluetooth & other devices.
- Step 3: A box from which to choose the kind of device you want to add will pop up. Click on "Wireless display or dock".
- Step 4: Select the TV you want to connect to from the list of available devices that pops up.
- Step 5: You will see a message on your TVs screen prompting you to deny or allows the connection while your laptop is trying to connect to the TV. You need to wait for a few seconds to mirror your laptop on your TV after selecting allow to establish the connection.
Try to change your laptop from seeing your TV as an Extended display if you have connected the laptop to an external monitor before. To do this, click on "Windows key + P" to go to the Projection screen. To display only your Laptop on the TV, Press "Second Screen Only."
1.2 Wirelessly Mirror Mac Laptop to TVThere are two different ways you can use to mirror your screen to your TV wirelessly provided that your TV supports AirPlay which is a feature on Apple notebook computers called MacBooks.
Wirelessly Mirror a MacBook Using Settings
You may need to use "Settings" to mirror your screen depending on the setup of AirPlay on your MacBook.
- Step 1: Go to "System Preferences".
- Step 2: Click on "Displays".
- Step 3: Select the AirPlay Display menu in the pop-up dialogue box and click on the TV you want to mirror your laptop to.
- Step 4: Then the screen of your laptop will appear on your TV. You will also see pop-up options that allow you to change the brightness and optimization of the screen. Note that closing out of these windows will not affect your AirPlay session.
Wirelessly Mirror a MacBook with the AirPlay icon
- Step 1: Enable the AirPlay icon If you haven't. To do this, open "Settings"> "Displays" and place a checkmark in the box that is next to the "Show Mirroring" options when available in the menu bar.
- Step 2: Use the AirPlay on your menu bar to shortcut the process by clicking the AirPlay icon and press the TV you want to mirror to.
Part 2: Mirror Laptop to TV with HTMLRunning a cable from your laptop to the HTML input on your TV is considered the most basic PC-to-TV connection. Since PCs and laptops have different connections, you may need to be very selective when it comes to picking the wire or adapter suitable for your computer. After getting the appropriate one with the right spec, follow the steps below to connect your laptop to your TV.
- Step 1: Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI ports of both the laptop and TV
- Step 2: Your TV may show Show a blue screen with a "No Signal" message. Click on the "INPUT" or "Source" button on your TV remote. And select HDMI on your TV screen using the Arrow icon.
You should by now see the screen of your laptop on your TV.
Part 3: Mirror Laptop to TV Using LetsviewLetsview is one of the effective tools that can help mirror laptop to TV. With it, you can make an impressive presentation or discussion by displaying your content on a larger screen in a meeting or class. Letsview doesn't reduce the standard of the quality of your screen but provides you with the same screen quality when mirrored on a television.
- Step 1: Download and install Letsview on your browser for your laptop and TV.
- Step 2: Run the app on both devices.
- Step 3: Select "Computer Screen Mirroring" from the LetsView interface on your laptop.
- Step 4: To start mirroring, enter the provided PIN code.
You should see the screen of your laptop on your TV.
Part 4: Mirror Laptop to TV with Mirroring 360Mirroring 360 is a professional tool that can help display the content of your laptop screen on your TV without using a cable. Although it's not free, you can still use the free trial period.
How to Use Mirroring 360
- Step 1: Download and launch the app on both devices.
- Step 2: Connect Your Laptop and your TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Step 3: Select "Start Sharing" from the right-hand side of the Mirroring 360 interface on your laptop.
- Step 4: Go to the Control Center on your laptop and click on "Screen Monitoring" and select the name of your TV from the list of devices.
You should see the screen of your laptop on your TV.