Most of us use smartphones and till now we all must have noticed a feature called “Screen Mirror” or “Cast” in it. This feature allows a mobile user to share his screen either on a computer or TV. This article is about How to Share PC Screen to another PC using simple steps.
Windows 10 has also provided its users with a screen mirroring option, that enables us to share our content on another screen or PC. But, both the screen on which we are going to cast, should support the Miracast feature.
But how is the casting done?
Don’t worry, because I will be providing my step-by-step guide on how to share pc screen with another pc.
So, without any further a due let’s start mirroring the screen.
- 1 Steps to share PC screen to another PC
- 2 How to share PC screens on MacBook or older Windows versions?
- 3 Final Remarks on How to share PC screen to another PC
While most of the modern Wi-Fi devices support screencast, you can always cast your pc screen to another by using the action center and selecting Connect or Project option with the help of Miracast technology.
After that, just follow this guide for accurate screen sharing on Windows 10.
General setup (Destination and Source PCs)
Step 1: Click on the Start menu, and open the Settings app.
Step 2: Open the System menu.
Step 3: Now, click on Project to this PC tab, to make your device discoverable by the projecting device.
Note: If you see a red message saying “This device doesn’t support Miracast, so you can’t project to it wirelessly.” It means your device is unsupported and you can’t cast a screen using this feature.
Step 4: Enable the “This PC can be discovered for projections when it is plugged” option.
Step 5: Customize the “Windows PCs and Phone can project to this PC when you say OK” and “Ask to project this PC” options accordingly.
I recommend the above settings for both.
Step 6: Select “Never” in the “Require PIN for pairing” drop-down menu.
Step 7: Now connect both the devices with the same Wi-Fi network and establish a successful Bluetooth connection.
The basic setup has been done. Now it’s time to cast the screens, so basically, we can use both Project and Connect options.
Casting with Project option (Source device only)
Step 1: Open the Action Center on the projecting device.
Step 2: Now, click on the Project option.
Step 3: So, when you click on the Project option, it will show 4 options. PC Screen Only, Duplicate, Extend, Second Screen Only, and Connect to a wireless display.
Step 4: Click on Connect to a wireless display.
Step 5: It will search available wireless devices.
Step 6: Select the appropriate receiving screen.
Step 7: Now, on the destination screen, you will see a message that will say XYZ is about to project.
Step 8: Done. The screens are now duplicating each other.
Note: If you want to use the screen as an extension of the original, choose Extend option.
Using Connect option: (Source device only)
Step 1: Open the Action Center menu.
Step 2: Click on Connect from the menu.
Step 3: Now, it will initiate the search for the available devices.
Step 4: Select the appropriate device name.
Step 5: Now, it will ask for a PIN, which is shown on the destination screen (if you have selected “Always ask” in the Required PIN for pairing option), or else you don’t need to enter any password and you are good to go.
Step 6: Click on Connect and tick the “Allow mouse, keyboard, touch and pen input from this device”, if you want to use them on your second screen.
Step 7: Done. Now your screen is connected.
Note: You can also change the Projection Mode with this option as well.
Customizing the Wireless Display
After a successful “Wireless Display” connection, we can customize the screen scale, resolution, orientation, as well its extended or duplicate mode, just like a regular screen from the Display settings.
Step 1: Open Settings.
Step 2: Click on System.
Step 3: Now, select Display.
Step 4: Under the “Rearrange your display” option select the wireless display. Usually, it is the last screen.
Step 5: Select desired scale under the “Scale and Layout” option.
Step 6: Select the desired Orientation and Resolution.
You can also optimize the stream by clicking on Settings on the toolbar.
Disconnecting wireless display
If you no longer wish to use the secondary screen, you can always disconnect it by following these steps:
Step 1: Open Action Center.
Step 2: Click on Connect button.
Step 3: Click Disconnect, under the device.
Your Destination screen is no longer casting the contents from Source Screen.
Well, if you are planning to share screens on MacBook or your old Windows, there is no inbuilt option. But there are two ways you can connect screens:
Solution 1 – Using the third-party app
You can always use third-party apps to share your screen if you have a MacBook or Older Windows. Some of the best apps are TeamViewer, Windows Quick Assist, Skype, Join. me, and Zoom.
Different apps have their own different interfaces, so you can refer to the appropriate app manuals.
Solution 2 – Using HDMI cable
You can share your PC screens with the help of HDMI cables by connecting them to HDMI ports of the Destination and Source Screen.
By now you must have got an idea of how Miracast works on Windows 10, and how you can use it for different purposes. Also, using any third-party app will give you the same results.
Therefore, to conclude, these were my best how-to share PC screen to another PC tips and tricks, that will surely help you to get your own dual-screen setup.