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HP PCs - Using Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) to Display Multimedia to Your TV

This document pertains to HP computers that come with Intel Widi compatible wireless networking.
Intel's Wireless Display technology (WiDi) allows you to stream your computer's display wirelessly to another display device, such as a high-definition TV or HDMI Monitor.
If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, some graphics and information in this document may vary. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.


To use WiDi you need the following items:
  • An Intel WiDi compatible PC with WiDi software installed
  • A WiDi compatible Wireless Display Adapter such as a certified Wireless Display Adapter or display device
    This device connects to your high definition TV.

Configuration recommendations

For the best experience, use these tips:
  • Stream media files stored on your computer, not wirelessly from the Internet.
  • To stream Internet content through your PC, connect your PC with a network cable and then stream to your WiDi device.
  • Placing your computer and the WiDi receiver in the same room delivers the best performance.

Setup and use WiDi

Use the following steps to make a WiDi connection and display video:
  1. Turn on your WiDi enabled computer and make sure it is connected to the Internet.
  2. Make sure your computer has the latest updates to the Intel Wireless Display software. Go to Intel WiDi installation or update instructions (in English) and get the latest available updates.
  3. Connect your WiDi compatible display adapter to your TV using the instructions that came with the adapter.
  4. Make sure both TV and adapter are on.
  5. On the TV, select the input source that matches the WiDi adapter connection, such as HDMI or HDMI2.
    When the adapter is connected properly to the TV, the TV should display a screen stating that it is waiting for a connection (or similar).
  6. On the computer, open the Windows 8 Charms bar and select the Devices charm.
    Figure : Selecting the Devices charm
    Selecting the Devices charm
  7. Under Devices, select Project.
    Figure : Selecting Project
    Selecting Project
  8. Under Project, select Add a wireless display. The system begins searching for devices.
    Figure : Finding a wireless display
    Finding a wireless display
  9. After a compatible WiDi device has been detected, select the name of the device, and the system starts connecting.
    Figure : Selecting the device
    Selecting the device
  10. The system then displays a WPS PIN on the monitor or TV. Enter this code into the computer and select Next.
    Figure : Entering the WPS PIN
    Entering the WPS PIN
  11. The wireless display device now appears under Projectors.
    Open a piece of content such as a YouTube video and the streaming should begin.
    Figure : A wireless display device appears under Projectors
    The wireless display device appears under Projectors
    A message about HDCP might appear when making the connection. HDCP stand for High Definition Copyright Protection and does not allow display of HD video without special authorization criteria. In order to display high definition video, it might be necessary to enter a code using the keyboard on your computer. If requested to enter a code, do so at this time. In the future, you will not be asked to enter a code in subsequent sessions unless the device is removed from the list or you connect to another adapter.
    Future sessions might not require you to enter a code, but you may briefly see a message about HDCP. If an HDCP message appears, wait until the message clears. Both the computer and the display device should show the same image on each screen. It may be necessary to adjust the display resolution on the computer to get the best picture.
  12. To change the projection mode, open the Devices charm, and select Project. Choose among Duplicate, Extend, and Second Screen Only.
    Figure : Switching between clone and extended mode
    Switching between clone and extended mode
    Press the Windows key plus P to switch between clone mode and extended mode in order to see content on the second display.
  13. To disconnect, open the Devices charm, select Project, and then select Disconnect.


Use one of the following sections that best matches your symptom:

My adapter does not appear in the list of detected adapters

The display on the TV looks bad or has black borders around the edges

Poor performance, video freezes often, audio sounds choppy

More information

For more information about WiDi technology, visit the following Web sites:






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