how to extend windows 10 pc to smart tv

Posted on 2016-09-07
Last Modified: 2016-09-07
i want to extend my windows 10 laptop to my samsung 50"tv. can i use chromecast app for windows 10?
Question by:verra still
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
LVL 37

Expert Comment

ID: 41788939
it depends on the interfaces available on the smart TV. a specific model please?
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

Jackie Man earned 500 total points
ID: 41788946

Chromecast 1 or Chromecast will do the trick.


If your windows 10 laptop support Intel WiDi and your SAMSUNG Smart TV is WiFi enabled, you can extend the screen of your laptop to the TV without buying extra accessories.

Post back exact model of laptop and TV.

Author Comment

by:verra still
ID: 41788948
my tv is (Samsung - 48" Class (47.6" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Black). i want to follow instruction from "How to download chromecast app for windows 10" but i affraid its not work. can you explain it to me ?
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41788951
If you want to use Chromecast 2, you need to buy it first.

Without the Chromecast 2 on hand, you can try nothing.

Author Comment

by:verra still
ID: 41788952
@Jackie Man : yeah.... good solution without buy chromecast device. love your tips sir.... thanks alot

Author Closing Comment

by:verra still
ID: 41788953
you are my hero @Jackie Man. thanks a lot
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41788955
Your TV has WiFi.

What is the laptop brand and model?

Not all laptops supports WiDi, need Intel CPU and certain WiFi adapters.

Author Comment

by:verra still
ID: 41788959
my laptop is Lenovo ThinkPad X260. your tips about is not work for windows 10, because intel widi do not support windows 10. any idea?
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41788966
Sorry, Lenovo has pulled back the driver for Intel Wireless Display Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad X260.

The possible reason is that the driver will not work after Win 10 update.
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41788980
I do not have your TV to test. But you can try the built-in feature of Win 10 to see whether you can mirror your laptop screen to your TV. Details are in the link below.

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article summaries thoughts and ideas from two years of sustained use. It provides good reasoning to make the jump to Windows 10.
A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question