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What is Miracast*?
Miracast is an industry standard created by the Wi-Fi Alliance* association. This standard is incorporated into Windows 8.1* and Windows 10* operating systems. Devices that are Wi-Fi Certified Miracast* enable easy content streaming between devices, such as a laptop to TV, or a laptop to a projector.
What is needed for Miracast to work?
- Windows 8.1 operating system
- PC with the following:
- Supported Intel® graphics
- Supported Intel® chipset
- WiFi adapter that supports Miracast
- Latest Intel® Graphics Driver installed
- A display (e.g. TV) that supports Miracast or a TV paired with a TV adapter that supports Miracast
Which Intel® products support Miracast?
Intel® Processors and Intel graphics:
- Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580
- Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540/550
- Intel® HD Graphics 515/520/530
- Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000
- Intel® HD Graphics 4200/4400/4600
- Intel® HD Graphics 5000/5300/5500
- Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
- Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
- Intel® Celeron® Processor J1750/J1850 with Intel® HD Graphics
- Intel® Pentium® Processor J2850 with Intel® HD Graphics
- Intel® 6 Series Chipsets
- Intel® 7 Series Chipsets
- Intel® 8 Series Chipsets
- Intel® 9 Series Chipsets
- Intel® 100 Series Chipsets
- Intel® 200 Series Chipsets
- Mobile Intel® 6 Series Chipsets
- Mobile Intel® 7 Series Chipsets
- Mobile Intel® 8 Series Chipsets
What if my Intel® Processor does not support Miracast?
If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, but do not have a processor that supports Miracast, see Intel® WiDi transition after upgrading to Windows 8.1.
If you have not upgraded to Windows 8.1, or if you have an older Intel® Processor, see the Intel® WiDi support website.
How do I initially set up a wireless external screen in Windows 8.1*?
You can watch this video for instructions, or follow these steps using the example of pairing with a television:
Verify that your PC supports Miracast.
Turn your television on.
Turn your computer on, and open the Charms menu of Windows 8.1 by swiping the right side of the screen.
Select Devices > Project.
Click Add a wireless display.
A window opens, and displays the devices available for use. Select your television from the list.
A PIN displays on your television screen. Enter this PIN in the Windows 8.1 screen that displays on your computer. To establish the connection, click Next.
How do I duplicate or extend the wireless external screen in Windows 8.1?
If you have not yet set up a wireless external display, see "How do I initially set up a wireless external screen in Windows 8.1?" above. Once set up is complete, you can watch this video for instructions, or follow these steps:
Open the Charms menu of Windows 8.1 by swiping the right side of the screen.
Select the Duplicate or Extend option.
|Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Certified Miracast* website|
|Intel® Graphics—Windows 8* and Windows 8.1* Support FAQ|
|Intel® Wireless Display|