Connect App Will Now Be Optional In Windows 10

Windows 10 Connect

Spring cleaning. Microsoft has decided that it will no longer bundle the Connect app in Windows 10 with the operating system, though the application itself will stick around for a little longer.

As an optional piece of software.

Redmond rolled out the May 2020 Update on May 28, and back then the company released a small list of features that were to be deprecated. Now, the company has updated that list to include the Connect app as well.

Microsoft explains:

“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.”

This is an application that uses the Miracast technology to let you mirror your display wireless to a TV or another screen. It debuted all the way back in 2015, but it appears that the application did not gain the traction that Microsoft hoped it would.

Not the easiest thing in a world where Chromecast exists.

Anyway, the app is now optional for Windows 10 users, meaning that it will no longer come installed with the OS. If you want to get your hands on it, it can be easily deployed from the Optional Features menu.

Simply go to Settings and add it from the Optional Features panel by typing Wireless Display in the search bar and clicking on the checkbox beside it.

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