Transmitting a screen wireless from a computer monitor to a TV can be done easily with several technologies that can be used.
There are different kinds of technology that can do this such as Miracast, Airplay, and many proprietary setups.
With the many different setups possible there is no one unit for all scenarios.
Things such as cost and setup difficulty all need to be considered.
For example proprietary units are often the easiest to setup but often cost more.
With that in mind here is our picks for best wireless computer monitor setups.
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As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
Our Picks for Wireless Computer Monitor Setups
- Microsoft Wireless Display
- Nyrius Aries
- J-Tech Digital HDbitT
- Actiontec ScreenBeam Kit
- Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream
Microsoft P3Q-00001 Wireless Display Adapter
The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter plugs into a TV or monitor HDMI port and enables it to use Miracast technology to broadcast Video wireless.
It uses a USB port for power so if you have an older TV a USB power cable will be needed.
This is a good option if you have a Miracast capable smartphone or using Windows 10 PC.
Nyrius Aries Home HDMI Digital Wireless Transmitter & Receiver for HD 1080p Video Streaming, Cable Box, Satellite, Bluray, DVD, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Laptops, PC (NAVS500)
This unit from Nyrius can transmit HD 1080p and sound wirelessly.
It has a simple setup with a transmitter and receiver.
The transmitter connects to the video device such as a gaming console, set-top box, or computer with HDMI.
The receiver connects to a TV and receives the signal broadcast from the transmitter.
This makes it compatible with most any device that has a HDMI output port and makes the Nyrius ARIES unit a popular option.
J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2 Wireless HDMI Extender/Adapter/Dongle 164 Ft Dual Antenna Supporting Full HD 1080P with IR Signal Transmission
J-Tech Digital makes a few version of a wireless HDMI transmitter that can send a HD 1080p or even 4K signal.
A setup contains a transmission box and a receiver box that communicate together transmitting a HD signal.
The installation is easy by plugging in the HDMI cables and giving the boxes a clear line of sight to broadcast.
Different versions can be bought that send up to 660 feet with some able to transmit 4K video.
PHADEN Miracast Wireless Display Receiver 1080P HDMI WiFi Media Streamer Adapter Support Chromecast YouTube Netflix Hulu Plus Airplay DLNA TV Stick for Android/Mac/iOS/Windows
The Chromecast can transmit 1080p video from almost any device such as a desktop, laptop, Mac, android, iPhone and so on.
It connects to a TV HDMI port and plugs into a USB port for power.
After plugging it in software or apps for smartphones can be installed to display a screen to a TV.
If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to wireless video definitely check out the reviews on the Chromecast.
IOGEAR Wireless HD 1080P HDMI/VGA Ultra-Wide Band Computer/TV/Projector Video Audio Extender
IOGEAR makes this dedicated wireless video steaming kit.
A USB dongle plugs into a computer which transmits to a receiver plugged into a TV.
It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, and Win 10.
As with any wireless video setup there is a slight lag which is fine for watching a movie or surfing. Just don’t think about gaming with it as there is a slight lag.
Actiontec SBWD100KIT01 ScreenBeam Kit Wireless Display Receiver & Transmitter for Non-WiDi Laptops/ Miracast Devices
Actiontec makes this dedicated video streaming kit.
It plugs into a computer USB port and transmits to a TV or monitor wirelessly.
As with other type of setups it does have lag so be sure to read the reviews to see if it is right for you.
Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO 1080p VStream Wireless USB PC to TV Adapter for Win8.1, Win8, Win7, Win Vista, WinXP, MAC OS and Android 5.0 and Higher
The Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO is a proprietary device that will transmit HD 1080p video wirelessly. Is is setup with a USB adapter for the computer and a adapter for a TV/monitor.
After the adapters are plugged in and drivers loaded it will transmit video over-the-air.
This is proprietary so it will not work with Miracast or Airplay.
Miracast was first introduced in 2012 and has slowly become the go to wireless protocol for wireless transmission of video at home.
It can transmit 1080p HDMI without wires.
Some devices now come with it built in such as Android phones version 4.2 or higher.
Miracast adapters can also be bought on the cheap that can enable it to be used with a computer monitor or TV to transmit video without wires wirelessly.
For example an android phone with Miracast can transmit its screen to a TV or monitor that has Miracast.
If the TV or monitor doesn’t have Miracast capability an adapter/dongle can be bought that will make it capable.
Windows 8 and 10 come with Miracast built in along with new Samsung TVs and many other electronics.
AirPlay is an Apple standard that comes built into many Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs, iPad, and Apple TV.
Airplay has been passed by Miracast as the standard of choice in wireless video transmission.
While Airplay started out strong it only works with Apple devices and is not an open protocol free to use as Miracast is.
Since Miracast can be used by any vender it is now being built into many new electronics.
If you do have Apple home ecosphere with an iPhone, Apple TV, Mac and so on than Airplay may be the best option for you.
For everyone else Miracast or a proprietary WiFi technology will likely be best.