Wireless Monitor For PC You’d like a secondary screen to increase your productivity in Windows 10, but you don’t have another monitor handy. If you have a recent Windows laptop or tablet, you can use it as a wireless monitor.
What You’ll Need
To take advantage of this trick, you’ll need two Windows 10 machines that support the Miracast streaming video standard. Most newer laptops and tablets have this built-in, as do some desktops. However, if you’ve built your desktop or have one that doesn’t have a WiFi adapter, it might not support Miracast. You’ll need to connect both machines to the same local WiFi network to make this work.
If you’re unsure whether your Windows laptop or tablet supports Miracast, click the Start button, type “Projecting” into the search box, and then click the “Projecting to this PC” result. If the settings menu says, “This device doesn’t support receiving Miracast,” then you won’t be able to use it as a wireless monitor.
Step One: Set Up The Receiving PC
Before you connect your two Windows machines, you’ll need to enable the connection. On the PC you want to use as a wireless monitor (which we’ll call the “receiving PC” for this guide), click the Start button, type “Projecting to this PC” into the search box, and then click the “Projecting to this PC” result.
This takes you to a Settings window. On the first dropdown menu, you need to select “Available everywhere” or “Available everywhere on secure networks.” The second option means strangers won’t be able to accidentally project their screen to yours on a public WiFi network.
On the second dropdown menu, you can control whether Windows notifies you every time a device tries to project to this PC or only the first time a new device connects. Choose “First time only” if you frequently use this machine as a monitor.
Turn on the “Require PIN for pairing” option if you’re using the machine in a crowded or insecure space. And the final option lets you prevent projection from happening when the laptop is not plugged in. Monitor projection can be very battery-consuming.
Make a note of the PC Name at the bottom of the screen. (It’s “Defiant” in the screenshot above.) Now switch to the main PC—the one you want to use as the host for the wireless monitor.
Step Two: Establish The Connection
You can project your screen from the central computer with your receiving PC ready.
On your keyboard, press Windows+P to open the Project menu. On a touchscreen, slide your finger in from the left and tap “Project” at the bottom of the Action Center menu.
On the Project menu, click or tap the “Connect to a wireless display” link.
After a moment, the receiver machine you set up in Step One will appear in the list. Click it.
The receiver machine will display a screen that says, “[Host] is about to connect.” (If you’ve set up a PIN or a permission request in Step One, you’ll need to verify the connection here.)
By default, on the first connection, your secondary machine will merely mirror what’s on your primary PC’s screen. To tweak this and use the secondary PC as a whole extended monitor, proceed to Step Three.
Step Three: Adjust Your Monitor
Click the Start button on your main PC, type “Change display settings” into the search box, and then select the “Change Display Settings” result.
You can treat your receiver PC on this menu as any standard monitor. For ideal screen use, open the “Multiple Displays” dropdown menu and choose the “Extend these displays” option. Click “Keep changes” on the warning that appears.
Now your desktop space is expanded across the screens of both your primary and receiver PCs. You can run programs over on the second and the main screens simultaneously or extend a single program window across both of them.
The receiver PC screen will default be positioned to the main PC’s right. If this doesn’t match the physical configuration of your screens, you can click and drag the screens around at the top of this menu and then click the “Apply” button.
And, of course, your receiver PC is still running its instance of Windows underneath the projected desktop. You can reach it by pressing Alt+Tab or sliding your finger in from the left edge of the touchscreen. The projected monitor from the main PC is a window labeled “Connect.”
You won’t be able to use the mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen on the receiver PC to control the main PC unless you open the Action Center (Windows+A or slide your finger in from the right) and click the “Allow Input” notification. If you do, you won’t be able to reach Windows “under” the projected monitor.
To stop using your receiver PC as a wireless monitor, press Windows+P or slide the Action Center open and tap “Project.” Click or tap “Disconnect” at the top of the menu. Your wireless monitor will also stop working if the receiver PC shuts down.
While we’ve spent most of this list looking at ways to transition your monitor to stream wirelessly from your PC, we also need to acknowledge that not every person with a laptop has or needs an additional 24″ monitor sitting around their room. If you’re a macOS user and keep an iPad around your house, you can use your iPad as a second display for nearly anything. Whether you need extra space for your tool panels in Photoshop or want to extend your browser between two displays, an iPad is an excellent way to automatically sync your work between two displays simultaneously, assuming you live in the Apple ecosystem.
Update: Duet remains a great option, and we’ve left our review as is, but if you happen to have a Mac and an iPad running their latest software updates, you can now use your iPad as a second monitor wirelessly without having to pick up Duet. Duet still works great for Windows users.
Duet Display is far from the only app on the Apple App Store that turns your iPad into a secondary display to help with your workflow. However, we chose this one to highlight because of its excellent support and updates, the background of the dev team, and the positive reviews the app has seen throughout its lifetime since it was first released a few years ago. For just $9.99, Duet is a steal, easily one of the best second-screen apps on the App Store, and with the backing of ex-Apple engineers who know how to develop the program inside and out. The idea is simple: using just the Lightning to USB cable your iPad already uses to charge that ships with every iPad in the box, you plug the tablet into your computer (running either macOS or Windows 7, 8.1, or 10), and your screen will come to life. There’s no interference and no worrying about WiFi connections and syncing. The duplication of displays is so flawless you can watch a 1080p video at 60 frames per second on YouTube viewed through your iPad without having to worry about frame drops.
It’s not entirely wireless, but if adopting a wireless display is to grant you some additional real estate for your workflow, it’s worth looking at what Duet Display has to offer. The fact that your iPad is already plugged in doesn’t just help with responsiveness. It also allows your device to stay charged, even while you’re using it.
It’s a reliable way to ensure your tablet is always at peak performance. One last thing we love about Duet: it has in-app purchases that allow pro users to evolve and advance your platform. Whether you’re looking to use your tablet as a drawing pad with your PC or Mac (fully supported with the Apple Pencil, assuming you have an iPad Pro or a 2018 iPad), or you’re looking to add TouchBar functionality to your iPad via MacOS, there are plenty of options and expansions for your system available here.
- It uses hardware you might already own
- Incredibly smooth and responsive
- Plug and play
- Not completely wireless
- Expensive as far as apps go
This is another interesting case where the theory behind it with your PC and monitor might be more interesting than actually committing and spending the money and the setup to use it. IOGEAR’s Wireless Digital Kit is designed to beam the display from one screen to another, effectively allowing you to utilize your network to duplicate your Blu-Ray player, cable box, or even gaming system from one room to another to not purchase additional systems you already own. It’s not designed for use with a PC, considering the bulk of both the transmitter and receiver. Still, it’s possible to sync your computer and monitor simultaneously while using the system. Let’s take a look.
When you receive your IOGEAR, you’ll find three significant components inside the box. The first of two boxes is a transmitter, designed to plug into a cable box, a Blu-Ray player, or your computer. You’ll need to use the HDMI port on your laptop or desktop to take video from that component to send the signal. Once your transmitter is set up and powered, you’ll need to plug the receiver into your television or monitor. The receiver is pretty extensive, about the size of a router, making it an even bigger piece of tech than the comparably small Apple TV,
which is more in line with the size of the transmitter you plug into your computer. The third piece of hardware in the system is the remote, which functions as a way to turn the receiver off and on. The actual receiver has support for IR receivers if you’re looking to use this system with your home theater, but that’s another use case for another time.
Theoretically, once you plug the transmitter and the receiver into the respective units on both devices, you’ll be ready to start broadcasting from your computer to your television or monitor wirelessly. Of course, a few limitations depend on what you want to do. First, your PC will need an HDMI-out port, which effectively limits the use of the unit to just modern PCs and computers.
If your computer has an HDMI port somewhere on the device, that’s almost certainly an HDMI-out port that you can use for this system. Typically, HDMI inputs are limited to desktops with exceptional use cases, like receiving video feeds. Second, some have reported disconnects when using the system, occasionally losing video feeds. And third, while video playback between your computer and the receiver should be fine if your network is strong, gameplay will once again likely be a bit too unresponsive and laggy to be helpful.
Having been on the market for over half a decade now, IOGEAR’s unit here is pretty solid, considering the age of the device. Unfortunately, it’s also a bit pricey, coming in at around $200 on Amazon and having a retail price of $280 new. That isn’t cheap, putting it well over the price of both monitors listed on our product list. Ultimately, the IOGEAR is a product meant for use with a home theater system, not so much a computer and a monitor. That shouldn’t stop you from picking one up if you feel this will fit your needs best, but it’s important to remember that there may be some limitations with the product.
- Works with all sorts of systems
- Great for home theater use
- Not totally meant for a PC
The Best Wireless Monitors (And Accessories) [March 2022]
Every day, millions of people use computer monitors with their laptops to display content on their screens at larger sizes, which makes it far easier to produce visual content, like photo manipulation or video editing. Others use external monitors to add a second screen to your setup, keeping utilities and tools on the broad side of the setup while using your mouse to work between the two displays. Both macOS and Windows 10 handle external and additional displays well, allowing power users to change the settings of each display while simultaneously keeping it accessible for anyone with a computer to plug and play without frustrations.
Unfortunately, there’s one problem: that pesky HDMI cable still exists. HDMI is a solid standard, with support for video and audio over a single cable. Still, sometimes you want to wirelessly transmit your display from your laptop to a second monitor or television without the hassle. Finding the HDMI plug on the back of the monitor, plugging the other end into your laptop, and making sure the cable isn’t in the way of the other products on your desk—it’s all a hassle. Even if you’re trying to stream your computer to a television, finding a way to do it wirelessly without resorting to some frustrating hacks can be a real pain.
Though a couple of wireless monitors are still on the market today, most display manufacturers have been slow to pick up on the tech, leaving very few options for monitors with wireless tech built-in. Here’s the good news: a decent selection of aftermarket products can help turn your monitor or display into a fully wireless product, able to mirror or stream your computer display on a larger screen without dealing with wires. Whether you’re willing to sacrifice some modern features for a fully-wireless monitor or you’re willing to add an accessory to the back of your device, there are some fantastic options on the market today. Here’s our guide to the best wireless monitors and products on the market for May 2022.
Initially launched in 2016, Dell’s lineup of wireless monitors remains the best on the market, two of the only monitors currently worth recommending when looking for the best screens with Wireless already built-in. It might seem a bit unfair to only recommend Dell’s products on the market for actual monitors, but even in 2020, they’re the only company innovating on this front. When buying the best wireless monitor on the market today, it’s hard to recommend a better product than Dell’s 23″ model in their Wireless Connect line, the Dell S2317HWi. Originally announced at CES 2016 and launched in the summer of 2016, the S2317HWi remains one of the best products you can buy today for streaming from your PC or mobile device, a monitor vastly ahead of its time.
Before we look at Dell’s product’s wireless capabilities, it’s essential first to consider the monitor as a monitor. Unlike receivers on this list, the Dell lineup of wireless monitors has something to prove in terms of display quality, color reproduction, responsiveness, brightness, and more. It isn’t enough for a monitor to be wireless—it has to be a good monitor. So, the ultimate question is: does Dell’s monitor fit the bill?
Yes and no. The S2317HWi uses a 23″ 1080p IPS panel, which means you shouldn’t expect the highest pixel density you’ve ever seen from a display. 1440p and 4K panels are becoming more prominent, but you will struggle to find one that fits the bill at this price range. Despite the age of the panel, the display itself looks stunning, with a thin-border appearance around the top, left, and right edges of the body and a thicker bottom panel that houses the components for the actual display (unlike the bezel-less AMOLED displays we’ve seen on phones like the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone XS, LCDs need to house those components somewhere). Unfortunately, the display isn’t very bright, with a peak brightness of just 250cd/m2, but since you won’t be taking the monitor outside, it should work in a regular office setting. The display’s actual material is glossy overall, with a reflective finish on top of the screen.
Color reproduction is solid, but the actual accuracy of the colors is a bit off. Anyone using the display to watch a movie or generally surf the web will likely find it acceptable, but if you’re looking to do some visual work on the monitor—be it video production, photo editing, or graphic design—you might want to skip this one. It’s a general monitor, not one designed for accurate color reproduction, and the price represents that. The hue generally skews green on the device, but blues and reds are generally well-represented. Response time is solid, especially for a monitor not designed for gaming.
Regarding actual physical ports (we’ll talk about the wireless capabilities in a moment), the monitor includes a single HDMI input, two USB 2.0 ports, an audio output jack, and… that’s it. VGA support isn’t here, but the worst part comes from the lack of USB 3.0 ports. We’ll forgive the lack of USB-C ports for a monitor released in 2016, but the lack of USB 3.0 ports is ridiculous. Those ports were standard on monitors sold three years before Dell launched the product, and the lack of support here is surprising and disappointing.
Okay, let’s talk about the wireless aspects of the device. The S2317HWi uses two different wireless methods to help improve your daily workflow. The first, Wireless Connect, is the monitor’s wireless capabilities for transmitting a signal from your laptop to the monitor. The monitor supports two devices at once with the capability to display your smartphone and your PC wirelessly at once. This means you can use a picture-in-picture mode with your phone and your computer simultaneously, allowing both devices to display overlapping each other. There are some restrictions, however, especially regarding smartphone mirroring.
- To wirelessly display your PC, you’ll need a PC running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 using at least 4th generation Intel i5 or i7 processors. Some users have complained that their older computers have been unable to correctly render the wireless display when using the monitor in day-to-day use, so your mileage may vary (if your laptop has WiFi direct, you should be good to go). If your laptop uses macOS or Chrome OS, you’re out of luck here, as the monitor only supports mirroring from Windows devices.
- To wirelessly mirror your smartphone, you’ll need an Android device running Android 5.0 or above. That isn’t the hard part, however; the hard part is finding a modern Android phone that supports Miracast. While Miracast (the WiFi Alliance’s own mobile wireless display standard) was popular in the early 2010s, Google’s launch of Chromecast and the Cast and Home standard in 2013 has led to a downturn in Miracast’s inclusion on newer devices. Likewise, iOS devices are entirely left in the dark here.
Still, setup on your PC for wireless streaming is pretty straightforward. Download the Dell Wireless setup application on their page, install it onto your device, and then select Wireless using the input button on the monitor. You’ll see your display begin to appear on the screen, and you can easily view and control your computer wirelessly on the monitor. We wouldn’t recommend using the monitor wirelessly for gaming PCs, as you’ll likely find response time for games like Overwatch, Fortnite, or League of Legends to be a bit too slow for your liking. That said, both standard day-to-day work on the monitor and using stuff like Netflix will likely be an enjoyable experience, with an acceptable frame rate that depends mainly on the quality of your home network.
Finally, we should mention this computer’s second addition regarding wireless capabilities. In addition to displaying your laptop wireless, this Dell model also includes Qi wireless charging into the monitor’s base. Interestingly, this has made the monitor more interesting in the three years since its launch in 2016. More phones than ever have support for wireless charging, including all of Samsung’s recent flagship devices, the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS and XR, and most Android flagship devices. While it doesn’t include fast wireless charging, placing an iPhone XS or Galaxy S10 on the monitor’s base will allow it to charge automatically. It’s a neat feature that we’ve seen expanded on in recent years.
So, should you buy this monitor? If you don’t mind the resolution and screen size, the Dell S2317HWi is an exciting device, even three years out. While it has its fair share of cons, it’s one of the few monitors on the market today with wireless display capabilities built into the device. The wireless charging-capable base makes it that interesting. The original MSRP for this monitor was priced above $300, making it problematic when better monitors today can be had for that same price. But at the $149 Amazon is currently offering this model for, it’s not a terrible buy, so long as your devices can take advantage of the wireless capabilities here.
Unfortunately, with the growing age of this Dell monitor (and its sibling model, listed below), it’s getting harder and harder to justify the purchase. Dell ceased production of their Wireless Connect line after these models due to poor sales, so while you can grab one on the cheap now, don’t expect a sequel model anytime soon. Still, the Dell S2317HWi gets a solid recommendation from us. Even three years later, it’s one of the few monitors on the market that offers full support for wireless displays.
- Fairly inexpensive monitor
- Full support for Miracast
- Nice, bezel-free design
- USB 2.0 ports in 2020
- The smartphone option doesn’t work well with modern phones
- Limited connection options
- It doesn’t work with Mac
Unfortunately, your choices for wireless monitors are few and far between, so we suggest picking up the newest version of Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter. This product is most certainly designed with office use in mind—the product description mentions the ability to modernize your meetings by using the product to display all sorts of Office documents and presentations on the big screen—but that doesn’t mean you can’t add this adapter the back of your already-existing monitor. Now in its second iteration, the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is one of the cheapest ways to add wireless tech to your home. Still, the same question Dell’s monitor had us struggling with persists: is it genuinely worth buying into, or are you better off sticking with your HDMI cable?
Let’s start at the beginning. Unlike Dell’s monitor we reviewed above, hardware-wise, there isn’t much to unpack here. The adapter is pretty basic, with a sleek black design and two small plugs connected by a cord. When carrying the device in your bag or storing it away, the two hardware pieces hook together to keep things safe and secure. There’s a small Windows logo on one side of the device; otherwise, it’s pretty unassuming. One end of the plug contains an HDMI connector; the other is a simple USB-A plug. The documentation presented on Amazon and included in the device’s box makes things obvious: the HDMI end plugs into the back of your monitor or television, with the USB plug hooking into the back of your monitor or television to provide it power. Every modern television or monitor has a USB plug on the back of the device, making it an easy solution for anyone trying to power the adapter.
Maybe the best part about Microsoft’s adapter is that as long as your device supports the tech behind it, you don’t need to download software or anything else to get it up and running. Like Dell’s monitor, Microsoft built Miracast support into the adapter, creating a unit that automatically supports any device with Miracast built-in. In theory, this is great since most Windows laptops, desktops, tablets, and Android devices used to have full support for Miracast. But with the Android support for Miracast dwindling and the Apple support for the standard nonexistent, you’re only left with an option that allows for streaming wirelessly from your Windows PC.
Assuming you have a Windows PC as your primary interface, you’ll likely find Miracast built-in, so long as it’s a newer device. Testing it is simple: on Windows 10, open your start menu and type “connect” into the device to open up the Connect menu. If your device supports Miracast technology, you’ll see a blue display that says your PC is ready to be connected. Suppose you see a message that your laptop, desktop, or PC doesn’t support Miracast. In that case, you won’t be able to use this product, so you should consider testing that on your device before picking up this adapter.
Alright, once you’ve plugged the adapter into your PC, you should be able to connect your PC to the device automatically. Thanks to the adapter’s small size, connecting to smaller spaces behind your television shouldn’t be a problem. Once you’ve plugged into the device and turned it on, use the Connect app on your PC to sync to your television or monitor. As far as using the wireless display to browse the web, you shouldn’t see any significant frame drops throughout use; likewise, assuming your connection is strong, you shouldn’t see more than a split second of lag between your computer and the monitor. Video playback is also solid, but you’re probably disappointed if you want to use this wireless adapter to stream your games from your laptop to your television.
Still, for just $40, a quick and cheap way to add wireless capabilities to your already-existing monitor is a solid way to go with this route and the entire experience of using the adapter to link your laptop with a monitor for both mirroring and second display options. It’s not perfect, especially if you’re looking to game wirelessly. However, streaming Facebook or Netflix to your television or splitting your workflow between your monitor and your laptop display is easily accomplished with this device.
- Only $40
- Easily portable for meeting rooms or hotels
- Mostly lag-free
- Not good for gaming
- Modern smartphones won’t work
- It doesn’t work with Mac
It’s tough to review the Ultrasharp U2417HWi. Based on the naming structure of the unit, you’ve probably concluded—and rightfully so—that this model is similar to the 2317HWi that we chose as our top pick. Indeed, launched simultaneously, the U2417HWi is incredibly similar, changing just a few things about the monitor for some extra cash. Still, for the right consumer, the Ultrasharp model of Dell’s 2016 wireless monitors might end up being a better buy, assuming you’re willing to drop around $200 (as of writing) instead of $150 on the smaller model above. Let’s take a quick look at the differences and whether the upgrade is worth the 33 percent increase in price.
The name gives away two of the more significant changes with this model: first, the’ 24′ in the model number refers to the size of the actual display. It’s still a 16:9 aspect ratio here, with the standard 1920x1080p resolution we saw on the 23″ model, so with the 24″ display here, the PPI is slightly lower. We wouldn’t worry too much about that, however; at this size, the PPI difference between 23″ and 24″ is unnoticeable unless you have the two monitors next to each other side by side. Ironically, this is the model with the word Ultrasharp in the product name of the monitor, despite the lower resolution, but we think there’s a good explanation for that. Unlike the 23″ model, this Ultrasharp model has solid color reproduction, reproducing 96 percent of the AdobeRBG color gamut. That’s pretty solid overall, though unfortunately, the brightness remains as dim as on the 23″ model. The good news: the display is matte instead of glossy so the lower brightness may have less of an effect.
The physical design is relatively the same, with thin bezels around the top and bottom of the device and a thicker bezel along the bottom to house the lighting and display components. Like the smaller model, this display has the same wireless connection options, complete with a single HDMI port as a backup for using wired displays. Again, it would’ve been nice to see VGA on this larger model, or at least a DisplayPort or second HDMI port, but the wireless option is its display connector in and of itself; we’ll take what we can get. The good news: this model upgraded its USB ports to USB 3.0 ports, offering four total. Unlike the smaller model, this display doesn’t have built-in speakers, so you’ll need to use the 3.5mm jack to plug speakers into the device.
Outside of these small changes, the other significant change comes from removing wireless charging in the base. In 2016, when these models were released, it might have made sense to remove the wireless charging feature to give users the option to either buy the more-consumer grade monitor or the more advanced Ultrasharp-branded one. However, removing wireless charging from the more-premium model doesn’t make sense two years later. As we mentioned, more and more users have wireless-capable devices, making the removal seem less sensible and more like a misstep. Most modern phones support wireless charging, so you might want to stick with the smaller monitor.
Overall, those are the only changes between the two models. As mentioned, wireless connectivity works the same here as on the smaller 2317HWi, which makes it a real toss-up between which monitor you buy. The smaller 23″ model includes speakers and wireless charging in the base of the unit, but an extra $50 gets you a slightly larger, more color-accurate display and the addition of USB 3.0. It might come down to whether you want to spend $150 or $200 on your new wireless monitor. Whichever you pick, you’re getting a solid monitor for the price, though we’d love to see these models refreshed with the addition of 4K options sometime in 2020.
- Better display tech
- USB 3.0 options
- No wireless charging
- More expensive
- Difficult to find new
It’s not a perfect solution, but depending on what you’re trying to accomplish with your monitor, assuming that you have the right platform to use with the Chromecast. For just $35 for the 1080p model and $70 for the 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra, the Chromecast lineup is the cheapest way to add the ability to display your monitor wirelessly to any television or computer monitor in your house, no matter what platform you’re using.
We won’t spend too much time talking about Chromecast because it’s a product you’re likely familiar with. It’s been around for nearly five years and has become ubiquitous, with easy streaming to your television from several apps on your phone, regardless if you’re using iOS or Android. The open secret surrounding the Chromecast lineup is that while the products are primarily made to work with your smartphone or tablet, they don’t necessarily depend on you using Chromecast-based apps exclusively. The Chromecast, as the name implies, works directly with Chrome on your computer. As long as Chrome is a browser installed on your laptop or desktop, you’ll be able to mirror your laptop to your Chromecast, regardless if it’s plugged into a monitor or a television.
You’ll need to open up Chrome on any device capable of running it. It doesn’t matter whether you have a laptop running Windows 10, macOS, or Linux, so long as it has Chrome installed. Mirroring your display takes a few clicks from within the Chrome browser. Start by clicking on the triple-lined menu button in the top-right of Chrome to open the Chrome context menu, then select Cast from the dropdown list. From there, tap on the bottom-facing triangle next to “Cast to” in the top right of the display, and select “Cast desktop,” which will allow you to change your selection from casting just the actual audio or tab from your device to casting your entire desktop. This works regardless of platform, automatically appearing on your display as long as you share a network with the Chromecast.
Still, it’s essential to keep in mind the limits of mirroring over Chromecast. You can’t create a second screen with this tech, so you’re limited to simple mirroring instead of a virtual extension of your display. While basic mirroring works pretty well, mirroring video can be choppy, depending on the source. Some websites, like YouTube or Netflix, have support for Cast built in, so you might be better off choosing to use that feature instead of mirroring your device to play the newest season of Stranger Things on your television. And you can forget about gaming; while it’s certainly possible to stream gameplay to your Chromecast, you won’t want to when you see the lag. Still, it’s a solid contender for wireless streaming if only because it works with every platform you could want. Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, even iOS—what other platform today can say they do that?
- Works with everything
- Cheapest product on the list
- Not the best mirroring
- No second-screen options
Up to this point, every product on this list has failed to work effectively with Apple’s line of Macs and MacBooks. Dell’s Wireless Connect monitors and the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter are meant to be used with Windows devices. While Google’s Cast platform does support Macs, thanks in no small part to Google’s efforts to power every application on the market, you’ll need to use Chrome as your browser on Mac to get any use out of it. If you want full wireless support on your Mac, outside of any applicable limitations and supported directly by Apple, you need to look into buying an Apple TV.