It’s easy to extend your Windows PC desktop to your TV. Got a Chromecast or Apple TV plugged into your Sony, Samsung, Vizio, LG or any other TV? Then it’s possible to turn your TV into a completely wireless Windows computer monitor in just a few minutes.
If you’re working from home or just need some extra space on that Windows computer screen, this guide will show you how to extend your desktop for more screen real estate without leaving the couch.
What you need:
- Your Windows computer
- Apple TV or Chromecast
- The app AirParrot 3 on your computer
What's AirParrot? AirParrot is an app for your Mac or Windows PC that lets you wirelessly stream and send content from your computer to AirPlay and Google Cast devices like Apple TV and Chromecast. It’s perfect for screen mirroring and extending your desktop to create a crafty dual-monitor display.
How to extend your Windows PC desktop to an Apple TV or Chromecast:
Download and install AirParrot on your Mac or Windows computer.
Make sure your Apple TV/Chromecast is connected to the same wifi network as your computer.
Pro tip: If possible, we recommend connecting your Apple TV or Chromecast to ethernet for the most reliable connection.
Launch AirParrot and select “Extend Desktop” in the menu.
Select the name of your wireless receiver in the AirParrot menu.
Your computer’s desktop will now extend to the display connected to your Apple TV or Chromecast. Open up more apps, rearrange new windows around and even move that remote meeting call to your TV.
In addition to extending your desktop, AirParrot lets you mirror your screen, play audio and stream video files in 4K to wireless receivers like Apple TV, Chromecast, HomePod, Reflector and more.