How to mirror Windows 7 computer to Smart TV

With this trick you can project the Windows 7 screen to your TV.

Windows 7 screen projected on a Smart TV using an Android smartphone

If you are adept at using all the technologies that your smart devices incorporate, you will have been able to verify that from Windows 10 it is relatively easy to project contents wirelessly to a Smart TV, since all of them together support a technology that favors this activity, such as Miracast.

Does Windows 7 support Miracast?

The opposite is true for desktops or laptops running Windows 7, as this operating system lacks support for Miracast, instead offering Intel’s WiDi technology, much less widespread than Miracast.

Is there a trick to project from Windows 7?

This can force many users to upgrade to Windows 10, however, there is a trick to projecting from Windows 7 to a Smart TV and it has as its main requirement to have an Android phone with Miracast support.

To use this trick you don’t need to be an expert, since everything consists of using the Miracast capacity of your Android phone, along with the installation of a simple software called Spacedesk.

What is Spacedesk?

This software turns your Android phone into a secondary Windows monitor, so if the Miracast projection function is activated in the terminal, what is actually being reflected on the Smart TV screen is the content shared from Windows 7. These are the steps to follow.

How to mirror Windows 7 PC to Smart TV

First of all, download the Spacedesk application to your Android phone and do the same with its Windows version. These are the download links.

Spacedesk for Android

Spacedesk for Windows

Next, connect the Android phone, your PC and the Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Activate Miracast projection on your Android phone. In Samsung open the notification panel and tap on Smart View (on other phones see below). Then select your Smart TV from the list of available devices.

Finally, open Spacedesk on both devices and configure the terminal as the second Windows screen.

2 thoughts on “How to mirror Windows 7 computer to Smart TV”

    1. From SpaceDesk site: “spacedesk does not support Windows 7 any more (Windows 7 life cycle has expired). At your own risk spacedesk Windows 8.1 driver can still be installed on Windows 7.”

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top