4 Best Ways to Cast From Laptop to Tv

By Last Updated: January 9, 2024

You do several things on your PC (personal computer) in your personal as well as professional life, from browsing websites to accessing emails and watching favorite videos. When it comes to giving presentations, organizing video meetings, or watching favorite movies, most of you have a better experience on big screens. You too can have such a better experience at your home or work by connecting your Windows laptop/desktop to a TV. 

What You Need to Cast from Computer to TV 

  • A Chromecast, Miracast, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast with Google TV,  or TV with Chromecast Built-In, or Cable
  • Robust WiFi connection 
  • Smart TV/HDMI TV 
  • A PC with the minimum system requirements 
  • The latest version of Google Chrome (72 or higher)

Cast from Laptop to TV with Chromecast

  • Open the Chrome app on your laptop 
  • Click on the Cast option after taping on the three dots at the top right corner of your PC screen 

  • Select the Chromecast device such as Chromecast Ultra that you wish to use 

  • Tap on the Cast > Stop Casting located at the right address bar to end the cast 

Note – There will be a Display icon on the chrome tab as you click on a cast a Chrome tab to a TV. You will have a Cast connected icon on the right address bar, located next to the Extension if there is an active cast session. 

Cast from Laptop to TV 

With Chrome on Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS, you can cast your whole computer screen on your TV. The steps are as follows:

  • Click on the Chrome app to open it on your laptop screen 
  • Tap on the Cast option that appears in the list of options after clicking the three dots on the top right corner 
  • Click on Sources > Cast Screen 
  • Select the Chromecast device on your smart TV on which you want to cast the laptop screen  

Cast from Laptop to TV with Miracast

You can use a Miracast adapter or dongle to cast from your PC to your TV if your laptop or desktop has Windows 10 or 11. The steps are as follows:

  • Turn on your laptop and TV 
  • Plug in the Miracast adapter or dongle well with the TV 
  • Ensure your desktop or laptop has a strong WiFi network 
  • Choose the Network icon on the right task bar
  • Click on the Cast option and choose the display screen option, i.e. your smart TV
  • Follow the onscreen instructions as they appear  

Cast from Laptop to TV with a Cable, HDMI 

To cast your laptop screen to your TV with a cable, you need to plug in the cable well with both your TV and laptop. After that, follow the instructions that appear on your TV and PC screens.