Use your iPad as a second PC screen with the updated Luna Display

Luna Hdmi Lifestyle Closeup
Luna Hdmi Lifestyle Closeup (Image credit: Astropad)

What you need to know

  • The popular Luna Display is now available for Windows PCs.
  • PC users can now extend their desktop onto an iPad just like Mac users.
  • Dongles are available in USB-C and HDMI configurations.

Fans of the popular Luna Display from Astropad can now use it to extend their PC display onto their iPads for the first time — just like they could extend their Mac\s previously.

The change comes thanks to an updated Luna Display 5 as well as new hardware. The standard USB-C dongle is still available and can be used with either PC or Windows devices. But now there's an additional HDMI option that's designed specifically for Windows users — their machines come with HDMI, see. Hopefully our new mini-LED MacBook Pros will, too!

The new update was announced yesterday along with an explainer for how things now work.

The changes aren't just about adding Windows support, either.

Use an iPad as a second display for your PC! We completely rearchitected the apps to support both PCs and Macs, and added a new Luna Display HDMI unit.

  • Luna Display for Windows is available in two port types: USB-C or HDMI
  • USB-C units are compatible with both Mac and PC
  • Current USB-C users: Upgrade to Luna Display 5.0 to use your unit on a PC or Mac

Along with Windows support, this update also brings significant improvements on the Mac side: Users with M1 Macs will experience a faster setup flow.

Luna Display has long been one of the best Mac accessories around. Now you can check it out on PC, too! There's more information, and a celebratory launch discount, available on the Astropad website now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.