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Is it possible to cast my laptop's screen on hololens?

edited December 2016 in Questions And Answers

I know that it's possible to cast the user's point of view on other screen, but what if

  1. I want to cast my laptop's screen on hololens? (the other way around)

  2. Can I connect a video stream of some camera(from a http ip address) on to hololens?

  3. If yes, can I map the movement of user's head to navigate camera left and right if the camera has capability to move left and right?

I am at a very initial stage of my project, so just trying to know about possibilities.

Not looking for exact solution on "how to", just the possibilities for "can we".

Best Answer


  • @chiddaan,

    There's no built-in way to do this with the HoloLens SDK. It sounds like a cool project and you might be able to pull it off with your own custom streaming solution and some servos to control the camera angle. Good luck!

    James Ashley
    VS 2017 v5.3.3, Unity 2017.3.0f3, MRTK 2017.1.2, W10 17063
    Microsoft MVP, Freelance HoloLens/MR Developer

  • Hi @james_ashley

    Can you suggest the best computer system I should buy for developing applications that would satisfy all the hardware requirements?

    I am a graduate student and I am starting my development work soon. So I need to know which is best out there.


  • The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are really nice for doing on the go HoloLens development. I use a Surface Pro, myself.

    James Ashley
    VS 2017 v5.3.3, Unity 2017.3.0f3, MRTK 2017.1.2, W10 17063
    Microsoft MVP, Freelance HoloLens/MR Developer

  • Great!

    Which one of these would you recommend?


    Can you simply point me to the specific product?

  • hey @chiddaan, I'm using the Surface Pro Performance base for Holo dev and it works great so far.

  • Thanks :) Even I have a good config PC as of now, I am soon going to get high end Alienware for processing hi-fi 3D holograms :P

  • Did you ever get a result out of this ^ I have been looking evrywhere for a suitable fps streamer from my pc to catch a game of star citizen anywhere I please ;)
    Thx !

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