Article ID : 00060830 / Last Modified : 10/28/2021

Use wireless screen mirroring to display your Windows 8.1 computer screen on the TV

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    If you have a personal computer or laptop that has the Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 operating system installed, you can use the wireless Screen mirroring feature to display or extend your computer screen to a TV compatible with Miracast™ technology.

    Note: If you have the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, refer to the steps to setup wireless screen mirroring with the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.

    Before you start

    • Make sure your computer and TV have all the latest driver and software updates installed.
    • Your computer and TV must support the Miracast feature.
    • General information is available if needed for connecting a computer to a TV using wired connections (HDMI, RGB).
    • Screen mirroring is not a feature of Apple® devices. Use the Wi-Fi Direct® or Apple Air Play® features, depending on the TV model.

    Follow the steps below to display your computer screen to the TV:

    On your TV

    Note: If the TV is connected to a wireless network, it will disconnect while the screen mirroring process is active.

    • Make sure the Wi-Fi® for your TV is turned on. Check the manual for model-specific information.
    • Depending on your TV type, follow the steps below to turn on the Screen mirroring feature.
      • Android TV™
        1. On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
        2. Under Apps, select Screen mirroring.
        3. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the setup.
      • Other TV models
        1. On the supplied remote control, press the INPUT button.
        2. Select Screen mirroring.

    On your computer

    1. On the compatible computer, turn the Wi-Fi setting to On.

      Note: It is not necessary to connect the computer to a network.

    2. Press the Windows start icon Windows logo + C key combination.
    3. Select the Devices charm.

    4. Select Project.

    5. Select Add a display.

    6. Select Add a Device.

    7. Select the model number of your TV.

      Select a device list

    Notes:

    • Depending on the TV being used, the computer may prompt you to enter a PIN code.
    • If the computer prompts to enter a PIN code, use the PIN displayed on the TV screen.
    • If the computer does not prompt to enter a PIN, the computer screen displays on the TV instantaneously.
    • For other TV models, it may be required to select Next to display the computer screen on the TV.