Set up Windows 11 to wirelessly stream content displayed on your Android smartphone to your PC’s big screen.
You may not know it, but your Windows 11 PC is capable of mirroring the content displayed on your Android smartphone to your screen. However, the feature, which is supported by most Android smartphones that offer a content sharing option, is not turned on by default.
In fact, it is part of the additional features that Microsoft offers to download and install from your operating system settings. Once set up, it allows you to show a slideshow, show a video, or stream a photo slideshow on the big screen of a computer. The icing on the cake, this option works without additional cables or accessories, and it only takes a few seconds to set up. You will only need one thing, connect your smartphone and your PC to the same Wi-Fi network.
1. Access optional features
Open the settings Windows using the keyboard shortcut Windows+iSelect Applications in the left column, then enter the menu of Optional Features.
2. Install wireless display
on the board Optional FeaturesClick the button See features shown in the box Add an optional feature.
In the window that appears, select the option wireless displayclick on Next.
Then validate the installation of this additional module by clicking on the button Install.
Wait a few moments for Windows 11 to install this new feature on your machine.
3. Go to streaming options
always in the settings of Windows 11, now select System in the left column, then enter the menu Projection on this PC.
4. Enable projection on this PC
In the first dropdown menu, under the heading Some Windows and Android devices can project to this PC if you agreeto choose Available anywhere on secure networks.
5. Start the connection to a wireless display
now click on Launch the Wireless Display app to project on this PC to start the application wireless display.
You can also directly search the app wireless display from the menu Beginas well as in the list of All applications.
A blue window should then appear indicating that your PC is ready for a wireless connection.
6. Start streaming from your smartphone
Depending on the Android smartphone you have, the menus for casting what your screen displays to your computer screen may differ.
On a Samsung terminal, for example, expand the quick settings panel in its entirety and run smart view (the name of the wireless screen projection function). Follow the instructions displayed in the smartphone’s setup wizard.
In other terminals, open the settings of the device and go to connected devices. Then enter the menu Connection preferences then look for the Broadcast or screencast option. Select your PC and validate. Your smartphone screen should be displayed on your computer screen.
Please note that this feature is unfortunately not available with Pixel smartphones. Google only allows screencasting of its smartphones to third-party screens through a Chromecast device.
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