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How to Mirror Laptop Screen to Samsung/ LG Smart TV Over WiFi

With the evolution of HDMI, it’s possible to connect your laptop to HD TV or any other external display without much hassle. But problem is that it requires the connection to be wired and lengthy HDMI cables are quite costly.In this post, I will show you how to wirelessly mirror Laptop screen to any Smart TV.

Intel’s wireless display technology known as WiDi helps us stream audio and video to external devices. Intel WiDi 3.5 which is Miracast compatible offers direct competition to Apple’s Airplay.

How to Connect Windows 8 laptop to Smart TV using WiDi /Miracast

In this setup, I’m using LG Smart TV with WiFi card attached, Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 & D-Link router. Both Laptop and TV is connected to same router.

1. Press Windows key and search for Intel WiDi application.

Windows 8 Intel WiDi

If you don’t have the WiDi software installed, but has hardware support for WiDi, then Download the Intel WiDi software from below link.

Download Intel WiDi Software for Windows

2. Open the WiDi application and scan for detected wireless display.

Intel WiDi Settings

3. In your TV, press the Smart button on remote and select Input List.

LG Smart tv WiDi

 

4. Select Intel WiDi from the list in your Smart TV.

5. You will get an acceptance request in your Laptop for allowing connection between TV & Laptop as shown below. “Allow Intel WiDi to share the contents of your computer on a DLNA Digital Media Player?”

Intel WiDi connection request

6. Click yes. Now your laptop screen will be mirrored to your smart TV through WiFi.

If you face any problem connecting your Windows laptop to TV over Wifi, OR if you have any other methods to wirelessly connect windows to TV, do let us know through comments.

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  • Rajesh September 12, 2015, 10:30 am

    After connecting over WiDi from laptop to smart tv, I’m getting black screen in TV and not showing laptop screen. It’s totally showing as blank after accepting connection request from DLNA/ WiDi.

    • renjith September 13, 2015, 1:21 am

      Make sure you’ve turned ON WiDi in setings on TV.

      Go to Smart TV> User Settings>

      Find the option of Intel Widi/ Miracast and Turn it ON. Then connect your laptop to TV. It will work. I too had faced similar problem of getting blank screen once WiDi is connected.

      • Aman Singh Rajpoot November 7, 2015, 7:11 pm

        Same problem here, sometimes after accepting the connection request from laptop it shows couldn’t connect.
        I am using Windows 10 on Lenovo Z50-70

        • renjith November 8, 2015, 12:21 am

          Hi Aman,

          Have you tried manually turning on WiDi /Miracast in Smart TV settings?
          Enable Widi in TV and then connect from laptop.

  • renjith October 12, 2016, 12:43 am

    If you’re looking to stream video from laptop to TV, please see my latest update below..
    http://www.renjusblog.com/2015/11/how-to-share-video-from-laptop-to-smart-tv-via-wifi.html

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