Picture this: you come home after a full day’s work and all you want to do is read a book while listening to your favourite music. So you power up your computer, launch your favourite media player, load your chill music playlist and throw yourself in bed, with a book in hand. You start reading, but only a few seconds in, you realise the music is too loud and you need to turn down the volume. The only problem is… you’re too lazy to get up and do it yourself. How cool would it be if you could just pick up your Android smartphone and remote control the computer with it, to lower the volume, skip the current track or turn off the computer altogether? Well, you’re in luck, because the Play Store is full of apps that can help you with this matter. In this article, we’ll present you one of the most popular methods of achieving this:
Apple has AirPlay and Google has Chromecast. But what does Microsoft have? Miracast, of course, which is a multiplatform standard - a technology which anybody can use and implement in the hardware they build and in the software they develop. With Windows 10, Microsoft embraced Miracast more than ever before, and more than anybody else in the tech world. Not only can you mirror your Windows 10 screen on a Miracast enabled TV or monitor, but you can also use the Microsoft Edge web browser to cast media wirelessly to a screen with Miracast support. Let’s see how:
Miracast is a great piece of technology, one that, at times, it can ease your life a lot. Whether it’s because you need to make a presentation and the fastest way you can do it is project your device’s screen to a Miracast enabled projector, or because you want to watch a movie you have on your smartphone on a large screen TV, Miracast can do all that. Fortunately, most Android smartphones and tablets these days support Miracast, although not all TVs and monitors do the same. However, even i f your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can always use a Miracast dongle to project wirelessly. Here's how to use Miracast to mirror the screen of your Android device to any display:
At first there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender has appeared and its name is Miracast - a technology that promises to let you connect your computers and devices to screens of all kinds, wirelessly and without any special equipment. Miracast is spreading quite fast and, even if you may have not heard about it, it’s very likely that you have at least one device in your home that supports this technology. If you want to know more about Miracast and how it can help you, read on:
Miracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 10 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, displays and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase a Miracast dongle like the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with an HDMI port. Here's how to wirelessly project from a Windows 10 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Miracast technology:
Did you know that Windows 10 Mobile offers native support for the Miracast technology? What does this mean? Well… you can use your smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile to project a presentation, a game, a movie or anything you wish to just about any TV, display or projector that has support for Miracast or at least an HDMI input port. If your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase a Miracast dongle like the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly. Here's how to wirelessly project from a smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile and support for Miracast, to any display, using the Miracast technology:
Remote Desktop is a free Universal Windows App, available through the Windows Store and it was developed by Microsoft for Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users. The app itself is very useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device, as it works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible from the Internet. Here's how to use it in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 to work with remote computers and devices.
If you are running a Windows-based computer, you can connect to another computer using the Remote Desktop Connection tool. This application allows you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC’s display. In other words, using this program you can control another Windows PC via your personal computer, remotely. If you want to learn how to do this in Windows, read this article.
Windows Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer via the Internet or a network. When you're connected using the Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer's Desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of that computer's screen. This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa. But, before you can connect, you must enable Remote Desktop Connections. Here's how this is done:
Miracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 8.1 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with both an HDMI port and a powered USB port. Here's how to project from a Windows 8.1 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter: