I have a Windows laptop which has a Wi-Fi NIC inside, that's all the hardware that is needed to become a Miracast receiver.

Now I need some software that runs on Windows 7 and that supports this stupid protocol* and can turn my laptop into a "TV" that my phone (Windows Phone, but Miracast is also supported on Android) will recognize. Price doesn't matter as long as it's not something extreme like 500$.


*stupid because it's branded under a zillion different names, looks like a proprietary and obfuscated technology that's only designed to sell dongles and these not-so-Smart TVs.

  • Is your computer widi compatible? anandtech.com/show/6312/… – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 24 '14 at 18:07
  • @shub no, I have an Atheros card, but as I said before all of this is can be done in software (and I'm pretty sure the Intel hardware requirement for WiDi is bullshit too). – user111 Jun 24 '14 at 19:35

I have used AirServer for recording Miracast from my phone. We are exploring using this so that students learning Python can see their Raspberry Pi's screen on their laptop (saving money).

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This is a feature that is supported in Windows 10. Open up "Settings" and browse to System > Projecting to this PC. Change the Always Off option to Available everywhere on secure networks.

When an attempt is made to connect via Miracast, a notification will pop up in the action center asking for permissions. After accepting, the cast will be displayed on the primary monitor.

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