connect wireless display

With the latest Windows 11, Microsoft introduced a number of new features and enhancements, including Wireless Display feature support connect to a wireless display in Windows 11. This is an optional feature and requires a Miracast-compatible PC to work. This article explores How to Enable and connect wireless displays in Windows 11. By connecting the PC to a wireless display, you can mirror or extend the screen without the need for cables.

Windows 11 wireless display feature

This feature enables connect Windows 11 devices such as laptops, tablets, or desktop computers, to external displays wirelessly. It utilizes a technology called Miracast, which is a wireless display standard supported by many modern devices.

  • The wireless display allows you to protect your PC’s screen wirelessly onto compatible devices.
  • It supports screen mirroring and extended display options.
  • The feature uses the Miracast standard for wireless connectivity.

Since it’s an optional feature not enabled by default and you have to install it to get started with Miracast and connect wireless display.

Enable Wireless Display Using Settings

To install the Wireless Display feature on Windows 11, check and ensure your PC is Miracast compatible.

How Can I Check if my PC supports Miracast? Open CMD and type “netsh WLAN show drivers” to check the status of Wireless Display Supported. If it says, ‘Yes’, then it means your PC supports Miracast.

Command to check Wireless Display Supported

If it is, follow these steps from the Settings panel to install Wireless Display as an optional feature.

  • Press the Windows key + I to open settings or you can press the Windows key + X and select settings,
  • Go to Apps then, scroll down and click on the Optional Features option

Optional features

  • Click on View features, Next to add an optional Feature,

View Features

  • In the Add an optional feature dialog, type wireless display.
  • Select Wireless Display from the search result and click Next.

Install wireless Display feature

  • Click Install and wait for Windows to download and install the app.

Install wireless Display feature windows 11

  • It may take some time to download and install the feature.

Install Wireless Display Feature

Once done reboot your PC and Windows key + K to connect wireless display quickly.

Enable Wireless Display Using Command Prompt

Also, you can run the Features on Demand(FODs) command to enable or install Wireless Display on Windows 11.

  • Press Windows key + S and type cmd, right-click on the command prompt select run as administrator,
  • Now run the command DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~

Enable Wireless Display Using Command Prompt

  • This will download and install the Wireless Display app on Windows 11, it may take some time.
  • When you see a success message, close the Command Prompt window, and restart your PC.

Once installed, restart your PC. After the restart, open Windows Search (Win + S) and type Wireless Display to connect wireless display on Windows 11 to TV.

If you experience a problem installing wireless display here few troubleshooting steps are explained in this video.

How to connect wireless display

Now to connect wireless display ensure the Device is connected to the same wifi network. For example, Connect your Android phone or TV and the Windows 11 PC to the same Wi-Fi network.

Connect to a Wireless Display in Windows Settings

  • Press Windows key + I to open the settings app
  • Select system then click on Display
  • Expand Multiple displays under Scale & Layout and Click on Connect next to Connect to a wireless display.

connect to wireless display

Note – Ensure Windows 11 PC and the other device you are connecting to have both connected to the same Wi-Fi.

  • After a short time of scanning, the wireless display connection screen will be popped out in the lower right corner, and the available displays will be listed as well.
  • Select the right display and connect by clicking on it.
  • Choose OK on the display when the connection confirm window appears.

And then you can choose the display mode, Duplicate, Extend, or Second screen only.

If you want to disconnect the wireless display, click the monitor icon on the Taskbar, then click Disconnect.

Connect Wireless Display From projection settings

To Mirror/Cast Your Android Display to a Windows 11

  • Press Windows key + S, type projection settings and select it

Projection settings

  • Under ‘Projecting to this PC’ settings, change ‘Always Off (Recommended)’ to ‘Available everywhere’ OR ‘Available everywhere on secure networks’ option.

Projecting to this PC

  • And now click on the ‘Launch the Connect app to project to this PC’ link.

Launch the Connect app to project to this PC

  • Here you will be able to connect your smartphone or TV to this display and it will appear in the Connect window.Device is ready to connect wirelessly

Also, you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + K to connect to the wireless display quickly.

Connect to wireless display not showing

If the “Connect wireless display” option is not showing on your Windows 11 PC,

  • Ensure your Windows 11 Device and the wireless display or TV, or smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Next thing you need to check and make sure your wireless display device supports Miracast or a similar wireless display standard.
  • The wireless display feature is optional, and by default it’s not enabled on Windows 11. Ensure you have enabled the wireless display feature on Windows 11.
  • Disable any third-party firewall or antivirus software temporarily, as they may interfere with the wireless display feature.

Update Graphics driver

Sometimes outdated graphics drivers can be one of the reasons why the “Connect to a wireless display” option is not showing on your Windows 11 PC. And Updating your graphics drivers to the latest version can often resolve compatibility issues and enable the wireless display functionality.

  • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager,
  • Expand the Display adapter, right-click on the installed Graphics driver select update driver,
  • Select the first option “search automatically for drivers” and follow on-screen instructions to get the updated driver from Windows update.

update graphics driver

In addition, you can Visit the manufacturer’s website of your graphics card (NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel). From here Look for the “Support” or “Downloads” section, Enter your PC or graphics card model and search for the latest graphics driver for Windows 11.

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Steve Ballmer
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