stream Windows 10 PC to a Smart TV

The best way to watch 1080p Full HD movies on a 49″ TV is to cast them from your Windows 10 laptop or PC to your smart TV.

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When you have a 49″ smart TV screen right in front of you, watching Full HD 1080p films on a 15.6″ laptop screen is totally unnecessary. This article shows you how to cast movies from a Windows 10 laptop or PC to a TV.

When your friends come over, it’s preferable to project those photos or movies onto the large screen for everyone to enjoy.

Casting movies from a Windows 10 laptop or PC to a Smart TV with WiFi connectivity is simpler than you think. However, if your TV does not support WiFi, you may still connect your TV to your laptop via the HDMI cord.

If your TV has WiFi access and Miracast, you’re good to go. All you need to do is ensure that your laptop and Smart TV are both connected to the same wireless provider. There are several methods for casting media on your television.

Utilizing Google Chromecast

If your television is not smart or does not have WiFi, you can purchase a Google Chromecast gadget. It attaches to the HDMI port on your TV and links it to your home network, to which your computer is already connected. 

Chromecast is compatible with over 100 streaming services, including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV+, HBO, and Plex. You may also cast any tab in the Chrome browser to the TV. 

Simply seek the “Cast button” in the compatible Apps and services section to view content on your TV.

Device Casting

Stream Media from a Windows 10 PC to a Smart TV

You may cast a video directly to your TV by right-clicking on it and selecting the option cast to the device. In the available alternatives, a list of Miracast-supported devices will show

Select your TV’s name, and the media file will begin playing on your TV in a few minutes. However, for this to function, you must have network discovery enabled and file and printer sharing enabled on your PC. 

Cast-to-devices will usually function with the most recent Smart TVs that have WiFi connectivity and Miracast capability. Samsung’s Allshare-supported TVs will operate wonderfully with this feature.

Using the Project function

Your entire PC will display on the TV, in the same manner as attaching your PC to the projector would. Windows 10 has the Project function, which allows you to connect to an external display, in this example your TV, using wired means such as HDMI or wirelessly via WiFi.

Then you may decide whether to duplicate or extend your screen. It is preferable to extend so that two displays can be shown accomplishing distinct tasks. 

The media still plays on your computer via whatever multimedia player you have installed, but the display is on the television.

If you want to play media files that your TV does not natively support, you can use this method. Most TVs only handle MP4 and MKV files, thus if you have an AVI movie, it will not play in the TV’s Media player.