- Several users have been looking for ways to share screen on the Windows 11 PC to their TV due to the larger display size of the latter.
- We have listed the three ways to do it, and it should work even if you don't own a smart TV.
- Also, find out the best screen mirroring software for Windows 11/10.
No doubt, playing a game, watching a movie, or going through a presentation on a larger display has its fair share of benefits. To do that, read this guide to find how to screen share Windows 11 to TV.
Most of us either use a laptop or a desktop with a 22″ monitor. But when it comes to TVs, researches suggest that people tend to buy ones with a larger screen, somewhere in the range of 45″ to 65″.
So why not share your Windows 11 desktop screen to the TV and make the most out of your investment? In the following sections, we will walk you through all the ways you can share the screen between the two devices.
Can I share the Windows 11’s screen to any TV?
You can share use the screen share feature on any TV, be it a smart device or not. Though most smart TVs support the feature, the regular ones too can be used, given they have a functional HDMI port.
There are basically three ways here to screen share Windows 11 to a TV, and these would cater to the vast majority of users. Read them all and choose the one that you find the most suitable and convenient.
How can I screen share Windows 11 to TV?
1. Use a HDMI cable
The easiest method, and one that would work in most cases, is to use an HDMI cable. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and is used to transfer digital (audio and video) signals across devices. Check our curated list of high-speed HDMI cables.
Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the PC and the other one into the TV. The specific port on the TV should have HDMI clearly mentioned, so identifying it wouldn’t be difficult.
Once done with the connections, simply change the mode to HDMI on the TV, and screen sharing between it and Windows 11 should be working.
2. Connect using Mirecast
- Press Windows + I to launch the Settings app, and select the Bluetooth & devices tab from the list of options in the navigation pane on the left.
- Next, click on the Add device button next to Devices.
- Select Wireless display or dock from the three options that are listed in the Add a device window.
- Click on your smart TV to connect, once it appears.
Miracast helps enable your smartphone or Windows computer to mirror their screen to the TV. This doesn’t require a separate network in place and works effortlessly between two compatible devices.
The feature only mirrors, or in simple words duplicate, the screen and therefore is not as versatile as Chromecast or other similar products.
Once done with the process, you should be able to share Windows 11 screen to a compatible TV. Also, do not forget to check out our list of the best smart TVs you can purchase right away.
3. Use the Cast to Device feature
3.1 Enable Network Discovery
- Press Windows + S to launch the Search menu, enter Control Panel in the text field at the top, and click on the relevant search result that appears.
- Select Network and Internet from the options listed here.
- Next, click on Network and Sharing Center.
- Click on Change advanced sharing settings from the options listed on the left.
- Go to Private network, select the Turn on network discovery option, and tick the Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices checkbox.
- Next, select the Turn on file and printer sharing option and click on Save changes at the bottom.
After you have enabled network discovery, head to the next step to screen share Windows 11 to TV.
3.2 Cast file to TV
- Right-click on the file that you want to cast and select Show more options from the context menu. Alternatively, you can select the file and hit Shift + F10 to launch the classic context menu.
- Now, hover the cursor over Cast to Device and select the desired one from the list of options that appear in the flyout menu.
The selected file should now be visible on the chosen device. But do remember that this method won’t work on all devices, which is why it’s been listed at the last. However, if the first two don’t work, you may, as well, give this one a try.
Are there any software tools to share Windows 11’s screen to TV?
There are a lot of software solutions available in the market that ease and streamline the whole process of screen sharing or mirroring. You can check our curated guide that lists out the best screen mirroring software for Windows 11/10.
Besides, learn how to use your Windows 11 PC as a Chromecast. It’s perfect for those looking for a simpler and versatile option.
That’s all there is to screen sharing Windows 11 to a TV. No matter which device you use, one of the methods listed above should work.
Also, find out how you can mirror your iPhone/iPad screen to a Windows PC. Though the article is for Windows 10, it should work just as fine on the latest iteration as well.
Tell us which method worked or whether you used software for screen sharing from Windows 11 to the TV. Use the comments area below in that regard.