There are several ways to cast Android screen on a Windows 11 PC. One of them is to use the “Wireless Display” function (application “Connect”). The latter allows you to cast the screen of your Android smartphone on a Windows 11 computer. This can be useful for example to broadcast photos, videos or present an application on a larger screen. In this article, we will see together how to cast Android phone screen on a Windows 11 PC.
- What is the “Wireless Display” feature available in Windows 11?
- Check if your PC supports Miracast technology
- Display your Android phone screen on a Windows 11 PC
What’s the “Wireless Display” Feature Available in Windows 11?
Wireless Display is a feature that was first introduced in Windows 10. And of course, it is also found in Windows 11.
This feature that uses Miracast technology allows you to share your screen with other devices, such as a projector or another computer. This can be useful for presentations or to display information on a larger screen. In addition, you can also use this feature to stream your Android smartphone screen to your Windows 11 PC.
However, note that to use this feature, you need to have a PC and an Android smartphone that supports Miracast technology.
Check If Your PC Supports Miracast Technology
To check if your PC supports Miracast technology, do the following:
1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. In the Run dialog box, type dxdiag and click OK or press Enter.
3. From the “DirectX Diagnostic Tool” window, click the “Save All Information” button.
4. Select the save location and click “Save”.
5. Then open the DxDiag.txt file you just saved and look for the Miracast line. If your PC is Miracast compatible, you will see “Available”. If your PC is not Miracast compatible, it will say “Unavailable”.
Display Your Android Phone Screen on a Windows 11 PC
To project the screen of your Android smartphone on your Windows 11 PC, you must first activate the “Wireless Display” feature, then open the “Connect” application. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything in the rest of this article.
1. Start by opening the “Settings” application. To do this, press Windows + i on your keyboard or click on the Windows 11 Start menu and then on “Settings”.
2. Once in the settings, click on “Applications” in the left pane, then on “Optional Features” in the right pane.
3. Then click on the “Show Features” button.
4. From the “Add Optional Feature” window, check the “Wireless Display” box and then click “Next”.
5. Finally, click on the “Install” button to proceed with the installation of the “Wireless Display” feature.
6. Now, still from the “Settings” application, click on “System” in the left pane and then on “Project to this PC” in the right pane.
7. From the drop-down menus, select “Available everywhere” and “First time only”.
8. Your Windows 11 PC is now ready to receive the projection from your Android phone. To do this, open the Start menu and look for the “Connect” application.
9. A new window will open, indicating that your PC is ready for you to make a wireless connection.
10. From your Android smartphone, you now need to start the wireless screen broadcast. For example, on a Xiaomi phone, just go to “Settings”, then “Connection & Sharing”, “Broadcasting”, and enable the switch “Broadcast screen contents to an external monitor”.
11. Then, select the device you want to project your phone screen on.
✅ From your computer, you should see the screen display of your Android smartphone in the “Connect” application. Note that audio is also supported. For example, if you start playing a video, the audio will also be played back on your PC.
✅ There you go, now you know how to cast your Android smartphone screen on your Windows 11 PC.