Connecting Laptops Up To a Boardroom Screen

Most businesses these days have their own projectors or TV’s for displaying presentations in their Boardrooms, but find it difficult or messy connecting laptops up to the screen using a cable. What you may not know is that there is a cheap and effective way to wirelessly display your laptops screen on a larger display without a cable.


As we all know connecting our laptops up to big screens for a presentation can be a hassle. You may have sit in an obscure spot in the Boardroom to run the presentation, or sometimes the cable may be too short or even not compatible with your laptop. To get over these issues, we have found that a Chromecast can be a cheap and effective way to wirelessly share your laptop’s screen with a TV or projector.


A Chromecast is a media streaming device developed by Google that plugs into any HDMI port on a TV or projector. It retails for $59, so can be a very cost effective device for your Boardroom. To get your presentations displaying wirelessly from your laptop to your Boardroom screen, all you need is the Chromecast device, the Chrome Web Browser along with Google Cast extension installed on the laptop, and both devices to be connected to the same Wireless network. Once you have all of these setup, using the Google Cast extension within your Chrome Web Browser, you can cast the entire screen from your laptop to the Chromecast, which will then display it on your Boardroom TV or projector. This can be done from any seat within the Boardroom, so you no longer have to worry about where you will be sitting, the length of the cable from the screen to your laptop, or even if you have the right output on your laptop to connect up to the display.


Chromecasts can be purchased online or in-store from a number of different electronics retailers. If you want to find out more information on the Chromecast, please see the below link:


You can also download the Google Cast extension for Chrome using the following link:


If you have any questions or need advice on setting up your Boardroom IT infrastructure, then get in contact with us today at [email protected].