How to Cast Android Screen to Windows 10 and 11

Screen casting or screen mirroring is a convenient way to project your Android device's screen onto your Windows PC. Whether you want to share photos, videos, or play mobile games on a bigger screen, casting your Android screen to Windows can enhance your experience. Fortunately, you don't need any third-party apps to do this. Windows 10 and 11 come with built-in support for Miracast, which allows you to mirror your Android screen wirelessly. In this article, we will guide you on how to cast your Android screen to Windows 10 and 11 without the need for any additional software.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  1. An Android phone that supports Miracast or has a screencasting feature. Most Android OEMs implement this feature under different names, such as Samsung's Smart View, Xiaomi's Cast, or Oppo's Screencast.

  2. A Windows PC that supports Miracast. Both Windows 10 and 11 (and even Windows 8.1) have native Miracast support, so as long as your PC has Wi-Fi, you're good to go.

Enabling Wireless Display on Windows

To enable wireless display on your Windows PC, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key and type “Optional Features”. Click on the “Open” option.

  2. In the Optional Features window, locate the “Add an optional feature” option and click on the “View features” button.

  3. Scroll down the list of available optional features and find the “Wireless Display” feature. Check the box next to it and click “Next”.

  4. Click on the “Install” button and wait for the installation to finish. Wireless Display will now appear in the Installed Features list.

Screen Cast Android to Windows

Before you start screencasting from your Android device, you need to configure some settings.

  1. Configuring the Projecting to This PC settings
  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Find the “Projecting to this PC” setting in the System section and click on it.

  • Click on the “Ask to project to this PC” option and select the “Every time a connection is requested” option from the list.

  • Next, click the “Require PIN for pairing” drop-down menu and choose “First Time”.

  • Lastly, disable the toggle below the “This PC can be discovered for projection only when it's plugged into a power source” section.

Now, your Windows PC is ready to accept screencast requests from your Android phone.

  1. Launching the Wireless Display App and Screencasting to Windows PC

Follow these steps to screencast to your Windows PC using the Wireless Display app:

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu on your PC. Type “Wireless Display” and press Enter. The Wireless Display app will launch.

  • Swipe down to open the Notification Panel on your Android phone. Find the “Screencast” option and tap on it. Allow the app to use Location and Wi-Fi services.

  • Wait for the app to search for all nearby available devices. Tap on the name of your Windows PC in the search results.

  • Check the Wireless Display app on your Windows PC for a pairing code.

  • Input the pairing code in your Android phone and tap the “Accept” button.

  • Wait for a short while. Your phone screen will appear in the Wireless Display app on your Windows PC.

While casting your Android screen to a Windows PC is possible, it may not be a flawless experience. There might be some lag between your phone's actions and how quickly they are reflected on the Windows PC. Additionally, you won't be able to interact with your Android phone through the Windows PC.

It's important to note that you don't need an internet connection to screencast your Android screen to a Windows PC. As long as you have a working Wi-Fi connection, the screencasting will work, even without internet access. Contrary to popular belief, you can also screencast with both devices connected to different Wi-Fi networks.

Stop Screencast

To end the screencast session, you can either close the Wireless Display app on your Windows PC or open the Notification Panel on your Android phone and tap the “Close Cast” button.


  1. How to Cast Android Screen If Windows PC or Phone doesn't support Miracast?

If your Windows PC or Android phone doesn't support Miracast, there are alternative methods to mirror your Android screen to a Windows PC. One option is to use a USB Type-C to HDMI cable to directly cast your mobile screen to the PC. This method doesn't require any additional software.

Another method involves using a USB cable and a third-party program like Scrcpy to cast the screen. However, you'll need to enable USB debugging on your Android phone before using this method. There are also paid app alternatives available, but they come with recurring costs.

If your Windows PC doesn't have Miracast support, you can purchase a Miracast adapter. Microsoft offers one, and there are cheaper alternatives available on platforms like Amazon. These adapters enable wireless Miracast support on your system.

Screencasting Made Simpler

While Google and Apple have their proprietary wireless screencast options, Windows has fully embraced the Miracast protocol. If your Android phone supports Miracast, you can easily mirror its screen to your Windows PC without the need for any additional apps. However, it would be even better if Microsoft introduced support for controlling the screencast directly from the PC.