Use your iPad as Second Monitor for Windows / Mac with Duet Display

Are you looking for a way to use your iPad as second monitor for your Windows PC or Mac computer? While the methods of using an iPad with a Mac as a second display have been around for a while now, Windows users has since been left out of this club. Duet Display, the app that made it super easy to setup and use an iPad as secondary monitor for your Mac, is now available for Windows as well.

Duet Display app for Windows and Mac lets you use your iPad as a second monitor for your Windows PC or Mac computer, all you need to do is to connect your iPad to your computer with a Lightning or 30-pin cable, launch the app and it’ll automatically setup your iPad as a second display to your computer.

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It is the first app with zero lag, and very smooth performance. Installation and the setup process is also pretty convenient. It is compatible with:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • iOS 7.0 or later

Duet Display app is available for free for both Windows and OS X, but the iOS version for iPad will set you back some money. With newly added support for Windows, Duet Display for iOS has gone on sale with 40% discount for a very limited time period.

How to use iPad as second display for Windows PC or Mac OS X

  1. Download and install Duet Display for your Windows or Mac.
  2. Install Duet Display iOS app on your iPad.
  3. Open the app on your computer as well as on your iPad.
  4. Now connect your iPad to your computer via Lightning or 30-pin cable.

That’s it! There’s no need to worry about your firewall settings, or your Wi-Fi speed. Duet Display provides a secure and simple way to connect your iOS device with a Windows or OS X computer and make them work in harmony. You can touch the iPad display to interact with the Windows/Mac.

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The app is developed by ex-Apple engineers and it can be used in numerous scenarios. For example one can use it to watch a video on the iPad while working on a document on the computer, or you can have Twitter or chat window opened on one while playing a game on the other.

Features of Duet Display:

  • Lag Free experience
  • Plug and Play Setup
  • 60 Frames Per Second
  • Retina Display (optional)
  • Secure Wired Connection
  • Touch Enabled
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