How can I stream movies from my laptop to my TV?

Episode 1396 (1:26:45)

Jerry from Pennsylvania
Google Chromecast

Jerry has a laptop and he wants to know if he can connect his Apple TV to it so he can watch movies. Scott says that if the laptop is a Mac, then AirPlay with the AppleTV will make it easy. If it's a Windows laptop, then Miracast is what Windows supports. Both the laptop and TV have to support it, though. If not, then Google Chromecast will work and it's very affordable at $35. Find out how to do this at