Tip! Learn how to mirror your notebook on Smart TV without programs

Several models of Smart TVs do not have native applications so that the user can share the screen, with this being possible to display on the television the content that is being presented on another monitor or device. So that you can share without the need to use third-party programs, you must use the Windows 10 or 11 operating system, as these have a native function to project on other screens that are linked to the same wireless network.

How to mirror without programs?

Several models of Smart TVs (especially the older ones) do not have in their native app store the software that allows the user to mirror any device on the TV. Therefore, it is necessary to look for alternatives. A function that is available in Windows 10 and 11 allows you to project your PC screen on any device that is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

To do this, you must first access your TV’s settings and enable ‘Wi-Fi Miracast’. Look:

On TV

1. Using the remote control, access your Smart TV settings;
2. Go to the ‘NETWORK’ option and connect to the same Wi-Fi that the notebook is connected to.

Go in
Go to ‘Connect to network’. Photo by Lucas Ribeiro.

3. After making the connection you will see that the “Wi-Fi Miracast” option has been unlocked. Tap on it and activate the function.

*Wi-Fi Miracast allows the television to be found on the network by other devices, making it possible to mirror the content.

Activate Miracast.  Photo by Lucas Ribeiro.
Activate Miracast. Photo by Lucas Ribeiro.

Important!

Depending on your internet connection speed, you may experience lag and crashes while sharing.

on PC

On your Windows 10 or 11 computer it is very easy to find the mirroring option, just be connected to the same Wi-fi. You can find this function in two ways: searching in the search menu or directly from the taskbar. The first method is the most suitable because not all devices have this function as a shortcut.

1. Tap on the search bar and type “DESIGN“, then tap on the “CONNECT TO A WIRELESS DISPLAY“.

If you want, you can also access the same function by going to the system notifications area and pressing on “PROJECT”.

Do as directed.  Photo: Printscreen by Lucas Ribeiro.
Do as directed. Photo: Printscreen by Lucas Ribeiro.

2. In this step press on “CONNECT TO A WIRELESS VIDEO” and then a side menu will open showing the devices found. Select your Smart TV.

Select the indicated option.  Photo: Printscreen by Lucas Ribeiro.
Select the indicated option. Photo: Printscreen by Lucas Ribeiro.

3. Before the image is mirrored, you must provide permission on the TV, for that use the remote control. After confirming the image being displayed on the notebook will be mirrored on the TV.

Mirror image.  Photo by Lucas Ribeiro.
Mirror image. Photo by Lucas Ribeiro.

To stop mirroring, tap on ‘DISCONNECT’ on the computer. Using this feature, you can watch movies and series, for example.

The TV doesn’t have that option, now what?

If your SmartTV doesn’t have a wireless screen mirroring option, there’s still hope. The best way to mirror the screen is through a wired HDMI connection. It’s not as convenient as the wireless version, but it has another advantage: it doesn’t depend on the Wi-Fi connection or speed.

To do this is very simple, follow the steps:

1. Connect the HDMI cable to the input of your TV and your PC or Notebook. Chances are you have an HDMI cable at home, as most TVs and monitors come with one from the factory.

Connecting HDMI to Laptop
Connecting HDMI to Laptop
HDMI inputs on the back of the TV
HDMI inputs on the back of the TV

2. On your TV’s control, press the “Source” button and select HDMI 1 or navigate the menu and find the option to connect to HDMI;

3. On the computer, press the keys WINDOWS + P and click “Duplicate”;

After pressing Windows + P, you can choose which option you want to project.
After pressing Windows + P, you can choose which option you want to project

Tip: The Windows key is the one between CTRL and ALT.

4. Ready! If you want to turn off the notebook image, instead of “Duplicate”, select “Second screen only”.

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