Manufacturers like Google or Apple have their own multimedia devices to allow screen mirroring of their devices. Thanks to AllShare and ScreenCast technology, among others, our smartphones, tablets, and computers can connect with a Smart TV or smart TV to send, in real-time, everything displayed on the screen. We explain how to do it with your computer, directly to your television and without the need for cables.
Although you can do it with an HDMI cable and guarantee the best image and sound quality, it is impossible to use cabling in all circumstances, which is precisely why these technologies become especially attractive. Although there are users who buy a Chromecast, for example, to be able to do this screen mirroring of content in a simple way, Windows also allows you to do it without using any additional program or hardware. Now, if our TV is not smart, we will need something like Roku or Chromecast.
The first thing we must do is activate the function on the smart TV to receive an image from another device and synchronize with it. For this, on the remote, we will find the video and image inputs button, with which we would change to the HDMI input. With this button, we have to navigate to “ScreenCast” (depends on the model).
Now, on our computer, we will access the screen’s right side edge to display the Windows 8 quick menu, where we will have to click on Devices. Here, we will navigate to the Project option, and, the first time, we will have to click on Add a wireless screen. The computer will now search the wireless local network for screens to which it can transmit image and sound. Once our smart TV appears among the Devices options, we will only have to press it, and it will automatically send all the content on our computer (on-screen).
If you have Samsung Smart TV and want to mirror your Windows PC to it, just follow the steps below:
1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and use the remote to select ‘Tools.’ On the screen, from the menu which comes up, select ‘Network.’
2. In the side menu, I got to ‘Screen Mirroring’ and chose it.
3. In the next window, go to ‘Device Manager’ and select it.
4. Your PC name should come up as a connected device. If it does not, connect your Smart TV to your laptop before proceeding.
5. Next, go back to the previous menu and select ‘Screen Mirroring.’ Your TV has been set up.
6. Now, in your laptop, open settings. Run a search if you can’t find it or use the ‘Window’+’i’ buttons.
7. Select the devices to option from the icon menu, which appears.
8. Select the ‘Bluetooth and other devices’ preference from the list-menu on the left and click on ‘Add Bluetooth or other devices.’
9. In the window which opens next, select ‘Wireless display or docks’ to connect your Samsung Smart TV.
10. Your laptop will search for your TV. Click on it when it shows up to connect your TV to your PC.
11. Now open ‘Settings’ again and select ‘System’ this time.
12. This will, by default, open up the display section. Scroll to find the ‘Multiple displays’ section.
13. From the drop-down menu, select ‘show only on 1’.
14. This is the end of the process. Your Smart TV is now wirelessly mirroring your PC.