Continuum for phones: FAQ

Applies to: Windows 10 Mobile

With Continuum for phones, your Windows 10 Mobile phone powers a TV, monitor, or PC so you can use your apps on a larger screen. The following are answers to common questions about using Continuum for phones.


 Connecting to a TV or monitor

Use your Windows phone like a PC by connecting it to a TV or monitor, and take your content with you on your phone when you're done. For more info on how to get started, see Set up Continuum for phone.

What type of accessory can I use to connect my phone to a TV or monitor?
There are two types of accessories:

Wired dock—Your phone connects to a wired dock, such as the Microsoft Display Dock, using a USB cable. The dock plugs into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor, and may also include USB ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse. For more info on the Microsoft Display Dock, go to the support site.

Wireless adapter—Your phone connects wirelessly to a Miracast adapter. The adapter plugs into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor, and may also include USB ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse. If you want to connect wirelessly, we recommend one of the following accessories:
    • Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (firmware version 1.3.8220 or later)
    • Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini2 Continuum Edition (firmware version 5.3.5.0 or later)
    • Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini2 (firmware version 5.3.5.0 or later)
    • Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver (firmware version 1.3.5.0 or later)

 Connecting to a PC

Use your Windows phone to connect to a PC—no dock or adapter necessary—and take your content with you on your phone when you’re done. For more info on how to get started, see Set up Continuum for phone. 

What hardware do I need to connect my phone to a PC?
To use Continuum with a PC, you'll need:

A phone that's compatible with Continuum. Continuum for phone is available only on select new phones running on Windows 10 Mobile. Shop for compatible phones and accessories.  

A PC with:
  • Windows 10 (version 1607 or later) installed. For more info, see Window Update: FAQ.
  • Miracast support