Your Windows 11 and 10 PCs come with built-in wireless display features. This will allow you to mirror and cast your computer to an external display such as a monitor or smart TV.
However, for the wireless display feature to work Your computer and receiver must support Miracast. Although most modern Windows 11 computers support Miracast, you can manually check Miracast compatibility in Settings. Here we will show you how.
1. Check Miracast compatibility using the settings panel.
You can check your system’s projection settings to see Miracast compatibility on your PC.
- press win + me to open settings Dashboard.
- later in system Scroll down and click on Projecting to this PC
It depends on your system configuration. You will see one of the following returns:
- On Miracast-compatible systems, you’ll see an option to configure the display wirelessly. You can configure PC discovery and allow and disallow other devices to connect to your PC.
- if you see Added the optional “Wireless Display” feature to project this PC. You will need to install the Wireless Display feature to enable Miracast.
- If your PC doesn’t support Miracast, it doesn’t support Miracast reception, so you can’t project wirelessly.
That said, this error can occur due to Wi-Fi issues, display driver issues, and third-party app conflicts. Explore our guide to troubleshooting Miracast not supported device error to fix the error.
2. Check Miracast compatibility with Action Center
The new Action Center in Windows 11 has a quick action shortcut menu that helps you manage network connections. brightness control and adjust the volume You can use the Cast option in Action Center to check if your computer supports Miracast.
- click on Network, volume and battery The icon in the taskbar opens the Action Center.
- here click handsome icon.
- On systems that support Miracast, the handsome The option will start scanning for existing ones. wireless display.
- If not, you will see Your device does not support Miracast. message.
- You can also access handsome option with Win + K shortcut
3. Using Command Prompt to Detect Miracast Compatibility
You can also use the command prompt to find your Windows 11 computer’s Miracast compatibility. The netsh command line tool lets you view and manage your Wi-Fi connection.
We will use the “netsh wlan show drivers” command to view Wi-Fi network drivers to check for Miracast compatibility. Here’s how to do it.
- press Win + R to open run.
- print cmd and click agree to open a command prompt
- in the command prompt window Type the following command and press Enter:
netsh wlan show drivers
- Scroll down and search Support wireless display part. If it shows Yes, (Graphics Drive: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)Your computer supports Miracast.
4. Check Miracast Compatibility Using Windows PowerShell
You can also use Windows PowerShell to check Miracast compatibility on your Windows 11 PC. Miracast requires your PC to support Wi-Fi Direct and Virtual Wi-Fi, which is available in NDIS version 6.3 or higher. You can use Command Prompt in PowerShell, but it has its own cmdlets for Wi-Fi driver details.
- press Win + S to open Windows Search
- print Power Shell and open from search results
- In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press enter To display supported models of available network adapters:
Get-netadapter | select Name, ndisversion
- if Wi-Fi NdisVersion show 6:30 a.m. or Above, your computer should support Miracast.
- print exit and hit enter to close the command prompt.
The DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag) helps you collect information about connected devices and troubleshoot DirectX audio and video problems.
You can use this tool to check for Miracast compatibility on your system, here’s how to do it.
- press Win + R to open run.
- print dxdiag and click agree.
- the DirectX Diagnostic Tool will open with system selected tab
- then click on at save all data button.
- Select a destination to save the file and click. record.
- next open File ExplorerNavigate to the DxDiag file. Save the location and open it. DxDiag.txt file.
- Here scroll down and search. Miracast. If it says supportedYou should be able to cast and mirror your screen to another device if it says “not supported by the graphics driver”, Check if you have installed the optional Wireless Display feature.
How to install the optional wireless display feature
The optional Wireless Display feature adds the Connect app to Windows 11 and 10 devices, allowing you to connect and project your PC to Miracast compatible TVs, for example.
If you find that the Wireless Display feature is missing, here’s how to manually install it in Windows 11.
To install the optional wireless display feature:
- press win + me to open settings.
- next open app tabs in the left pane
- click on Optional features choice.
- here click view properties button for add additional features choice.
- in add additional features dialog, type wireless display
- Select a property from the search results and click next.
- click install to continue.
- Windows will download and install the requested features. Next, restart your PC to apply the changes.
If you see an error Restart your PC. Then try installing the optional display features to see if that helps. Alternatively, you can use Command Prompt to install Wireless Display.
To install Wireless Display using Command Prompt:
- press Win + R and print cmd.
- Now press and hold . Ctrl + Shift key and click agree to open Command Prompt as administrator.
- in ready to order Window type the following command and press Enter:
DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0
- This process may take some time. So wait until the installation is 100% complete.
- when finished Restart your PC to apply the changes.
Most modern Windows PCs support Miracast out-of-the-box.
If your PC came with Windows 10 or 11 out of the box, it should support Miracast too. You can use one of the methods in this article to verify Miracast compatibility.
That said, even on Miracast compatible systems, you can run into problems when you try to project. Common common factors include problems with the display or network drivers, incorrect Wi-Fi configurations. and corrupted system files