Microsoft makes Connect app (Wireless Display) optional in Windows 10 version 2004

Microsoft has updated the list of deprecated features in Windows 10 version 2004. It now includes the Connect app. The app allows mirroring the smartphone display on a Windows 10 device. It is now an optional feature, which you need to install manually when needed.

The updated list of the removed and deprecated features in Windows 10 version 2004 now comes with the following note.

The Connect app for wireless projection using Miracast is no longer installed by default, but is available as an optional feature. To install the app, click on Settings > Apps > Optional features > Add a feature and then install the Wireless Display app.

To save your time, Windows 10 Settings app includes a special link under Settings > System > Projecting to this PC. From there, you can directly go and install the missing functionality.

Once installed, the app can be opened from Start. You can uninstall the 'Wireless Display' optional feature at any moment later to remove the Connect app.

Windows 10 Connect app is one of the built-in Windows 10 apps. It had a streaming feature that required a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone to get it working. It also allows other Miracast-enabled PCs to project to other PCs without needing a dock or Miracast adapter.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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