Windows 10 Connect app becomes an optional feature on the May 2020 Update

Laurent Giret

Windows 10 Connect App

The Windows 10 Connect app, which made its debut with the version 1607 of the OS four years ago, has now been officially deprecated by Microsoft. Starting with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the app is no longer pre-installed with the OS, and it has been quietly added to the list of deprecated features for this version of Windows 10 (via Neowin).

For those unfamiliar with the Connect app, it allows Windows 10 users to cast their Android phone to their PC wirelessly. The app only works on modern PCs supporting Miracast, a wireless technology that’s now supported on many smart TVs or streaming sticks.

Even though Microsoft’s Connect app shipped with Windows 10 on PCs that supports Miracast, the app never really got a lot of traction. Even though the app has now been deprecated, it’s still possible to install it from the optional features page in the Settings app. You can find it by searching for “Wireless Display” on that page, where you can find many other legacy apps such as Microsoft Paint, Internet Explorer 11, or NotePad.

Have you ever used Microsoft’s Connect app to project your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC? Let us know in the comments below.