Many people have a craze for gaming. A lot of people have proper gaming setups in their homes and free spaces. A proper gaming setup always requires a monitor, and if not less, you can always pose your laptop as a monitor for playing video games.
Nintendo Switch has been famous since it’s been developed. Many people love the wireless console. Recently, a lot of people have been connecting the Switch to their laptops or monitors and enjoying a much bigger-screen experience. If you don’t already know how to use laptop as monitor for switch, we will show you.
For that purpose, you will require multiple instruments to create a stable connection but first, let’s review a little bit of information about the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch has been a gaming sensation since the time it was first invented. Its 7’ inch handheld display provides a gaming comfort for the user. First, when Nintendo launched their switch, the prices were relatively lower than that of a Sony Playstation but now it matches up to the Xbox One S.
Nintendo Switch can be played by connecting the dock to the TV. This is pretty simple because all you have to do is to connect the HDMI cable to the TV. But, it’s a little more complex to connect to a laptop because most laptops do not support an HDMI input port. But first, let’s take a look at the features possessed by the Switch.
Before purchasing the Nintendo Switch you’d like to note the following features of Nintendo Switch to make a better decision.
- Nintendo Switch controls
- Left joy-con
- Right joy-con
- Joy-con straps pair
- HDMI cable
- Nintendo Switch Docs
- Joy-con grip
- AC adapter
Excessive features are enlisted as follows:
|Storage||A total of 32 GB|
|Audio||3.5 mm headphones jack|
|Ports||USB-A,C, AC port, HDMI ports present|
|Battery on Console||2-6.5 hours|
|Charging time||At rest mode; about three hours|
|Controller battery||19+ hours of playtime|
|Controller charging time||About 3 to 3.5 hours|
|Wireless on console||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1|
|Wireless on controller||Bluetooth 3.0, NFC on right Joy-Con for Amiibo|
RequirementsNow, before making the connection, you will first need a couple of things so let’s check out that.
The Nintendo Switch supports a USB-C port rather than the HDMI out-port of your laptop, which would just display the laptop’s screen on another device. Hence, here is the list of things you would need for connecting your Switch to the laptop.
- Nintendo Switch
- HDMI Cable
- Capture Card
- Capture software
How to use your laptop as a monitor for the Switch
If you’ve noted down all the essentials needed to create a connection between the switch and your laptop, here’s how you can pose your laptop as a monitor for Nintendo Switch. Please follow the given steps thoroughly.
- First of all, please disconnect your HDMI from the port present on the backside of your TV.
- Take that cable arising from the Nintendo Dock and connect it to the capture card.
- Open the capture card software on your laptop.
- Turn on the Switch and connect the USB cable first to the laptop and then to the Capture card.
- Now, choose the full-screen option to have the screen displayed on the laptop.
- Avoid touching the keyboard or mouse during this otherwise, it will be transported back to its original size. Enjoy playing the Nintendo Switch on your laptop.
You can now play the Nintendo Switch on your laptop by connecting both of the devices in a very simple way with having a few requirements fulfilled.
1- Can the laptop be used as a second monitor.?
Yes, you can use your laptop as a second monitor by a KVM switch or Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter plugged into USB or HDMI ports.
2- Can I use HDMI ports on my laptop?
Yes, HDMI can be used on a laptop for output purposes because many laptops do not support an HDMI input.