Android uses Chromecast technology to cast content onto other Chromecast-supported displays. On the other hand, Windows uses Miracast for the same purpose. However, starting Windows 10, Microsoft allows users to cast Android screens onto Windows devices. Using the “Wireless Display” app, you can mirror the Android displays to Windows 11 devices. It can cast audio and video from an Android phone to a PC. This ensures that the Windows 11 computer serves as a Miracast wireless receiver, allowing users to view Android shows on a bigger screen.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on how to cast Android displays to Windows 11.
How to Turn your Windows 11 PC into a Miracast Receiver?
To convert your PC into a Miracast receiver, you need to install Wireless Display first. For that, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Launch the Settings app.
To do that, use
Step 2. On the Settings window, select
Step 3. Then, click on
Step 4. After that, click on the
Step 5. On the pop-up window, click the search bar and type
Step 6. Next, check the checkbox beside
Step 7. After that, click the
Step 8. Finally, click the
That’s it. Windows 11 will download “Wireless Display” and install the app.
How to Cast from Android phones to a Windows 11 PC?
Quick Note: Ensure that your Windows 11 and Android phone both are connected to the same WiFi network.
Once you install the “Wireless Display,” you need to configure some settings to cast the display of the Android phone to Windows 11 PC. Here are the complete steps:-
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Then, choose
Step 3. After that, click on
Step 4. On the following screen, select “Available Everywhere” or “Available everywhere on secure networks” in the top drop-down menu. Then, choose “First time only” or “Every time a connection is requested” under “Ask to project to this PC.”
Step 5. Now, you’re ready to project your Android screen to your Windows 11 machine using the Wireless Display app. To do that, click the
Step 6. Now, your Windows 11 PC is ready to be projected on. You need to pick up your phone and cast the screen.
You will see other names on different manufacturer phones for casting the screen. For example, on a Samsung phone, you will see “Smart View,” on Oppo “Screencast.” Slide down/up the screen and turn on the Casting feature. If, after sliding up/down the screen, you did not find an option to cast, check the same under Settings of the phone.
Once you enable the Screen Mirroring on your phone, you will see your PC name in the available devices list on your phone. Click on your PC name, then tap “Start now.”
Step 7. On your computer, you will see a pop-up message saying your phone is attempting to project. Click “OK” to start projecting, and your phone’s screen will be mirrored on your Windows 11 computer.