Your Windows 11 and 10 computer has an integrated wireless display. This allows you to mirror and cast your computer to an external display such as a monitor or smart TV.
However, for the wireless display function to work, your computer and the receiving device must support Miracast. While most modern Windows 11 PCs support Miracast out of the box, you can also manually check Miracast compatibility in settings. Here we show you how.
1. Check Miracast Compatibility Using the Settings Panel
You can review your system’s projection settings to see Miracast compatibility on your computer. Here’s how to do it.
- press Victory + me open the Settings panel
- Later, in the System tab, scroll down and click Projecting to this computer.
Depending on your system configuration, you will see one of the following returns:
- On a Miracast compatible system, you will see the options to set up the wireless display. You can configure computer discovery and allow and deny other devices to connect to your computer.
- If you see Add the optional “Wireless Display” feature to project this computer message, you will need to install the wireless display to enable Miracast.
- If your computer does not support Miracast, it will show that this device does not support receiving Miracast, so you cannot project to it wirelessly.
That said, this error can also occur due to Wi-Fi issues, display driver issues, and third-party app conflicts. Explore our guide to fix the device does not support Miracast error to fix the error.
2. Check Miracast Compatibility with Action Center
The new Action Center in Windows 11 features Quick Actions, which lets you manage your network connectivity, control the brightness, and adjust the volume levels. You can use the Cast option in the Action Center to detect if your computer supports Miracast.
- Click on the Network, Volume and Battery icons in the Taskbar open Action Center.
- Here, click on the cast icon
- On Miracast-supported systems, the cast option will start scanning for available ones Wireless Displays.
- If not, you will probably see the Your device does not support Miracast message
- You can also access the cast option with the Victory + K a shortcut
3. Using Command Prompt to Detect Miracast Compatibility
You can also use the Command Prompt to find Miracast compatibility from your Windows 11 PC. The netsh command line tool allows you to view and manage your Wi-Fi connections.
We will use the “netsh wlan show drivers” command to view the Wi-Fi network driver to detect Miracast compatibility. Here’s how to do it.
- press Win + R to open to run.
- type cmd and click ok to open the Command Prompt.
- In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
netsh wlan show drivers
- Scroll down and locate the Wireless Display Supported section If it shows Yes, (Graphics Drive: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)Your computer is supported by Miracast.
4. Check Miracast Compatibility Using Windows PowerShell
You can also use Windows PowerShell to check Miracast compatibility on your Windows 11 PC. Miracast requires your computer to support Wi-Fi Direct and Virtual Wi-Fi, available in NDIS version 6.3 and above. While you can use the Command Prompt command in PowerShell, it also has its own cmdlets to view Wi-Fi driver details.
- Press the Victory + S to open Windows search.
- type powershell and open it from the search result.
- In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Get in to list the supported version of available network adapters:
Get-netadapter | select Name, ndisversion
- If the Wi-Fi NdisVersion shows 6.30 or above, your computer should support Miracast.
- type exit and hit Get in to close Command Prompt.
The DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag) helps you gather information about connected devices and troubleshoot them for DirectX sound and video problems.
You can use this tool to detect Miracast compatibility on your system. Here’s how to do it.
- press Win + R to open to run.
- type dxdiag and click ok.
- The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will open with the System tab selected.
- Then, click the Save All Information a button
- Select the destination to save the file and click to save.
- Then, open File Explorernavigate to the DxDiag file save a place, and open the DxDiag.txt file.
- Here, scroll down and locate Miracast. If it says supported, you should be able to cast and screen mirror to other devices. If it says “Not Supported by Graphics Driver”, check if you have installed the optional wireless feature.
How to Install the Optional Wireless Display Feature
The optional wireless display adds the Connect app to Windows 11 and 10 devices. It allows you to connect and project your computer to a Miracast compatible TV etc.
If you find the wireless display missing, here’s how to install it manually in Windows 11.
To install the optional wireless feature:
- press Victory + me to open Settings.
- Next, open the Applications tab in the left panel.
- Click on the Optional feature option
- Here, click on the View features button for the Add an optional feature option
- In the Add an optional feature dialog, type Wireless Screen.
- Select the function from the search result and click Later.
- click Install to continue
- Windows will download and install the requested feature. Then, restart your computer to apply the changes.
If you see an error, restart your computer and then try installing the optional Display Feature to see if it helps. Alternatively, you can also use the Command to install Wireless Display.
To install wireless display using command prompt:
- press Win + R and type cmd.
- Now press and hold the Ctrl + Shift key and click ok open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0
- This process may take some time. So, wait until the installation is 100% complete.
- After that, restart your computer to apply the changes.
Most Modern Windows PCs Support Miracast Out of the Box
If your computer came with Windows 10 or 11 out of the box, it should also support Miracast. If you are not sure, you can use one of the following methods in this article to confirm Miracast compatibility.
That said, even on Miracast-compatible systems, you may run into issues when trying to project. The common contributing factors include problems with your display or network driver, incorrect Wi-Fi configuration and system file corruption.