How To Connect Laptop To Vizio Smart Tv Wirelessly

Connecting our laptops and mobile devices to bigger screens can be a visual pleasure. And if it is connected with a better sound system, that’s just another cherry on top.

But sometimes making wireless connections can become a difficult task. But now that we are talking about connecting our laptop to Vizio smart TV, it doesn’t really remain difficult anymore.

An HDMI cable can be used for most display-related connectivity needs today, but that is not always the answer. Some of the times we might need a wireless display transfer, and while we are at it for our laptop, let us see How To Connect Laptop To Vizio Smart Tv Wirelessly.


How To Connect Laptop To Vizio Smart Tv Wirelessly?

Connecting the laptop to smart tv means controlling everything you see from a distance in a  much easier way, without a remote. Connecting the laptop to a smart tv means everything on a bigger screen and a better experience.

Connecting the laptop to smart tv means amazing sound quality and a theatre-like experience at home. And do you know how easy it is to stream your laptop? Well, we are just about to find out in our today’s guide of connecting a laptop to Vizio smart TV.

Now for watching the content of our laptop on a Vizio smart TV, there are multiple ways. So let us start with the first and the most basic method.


Method 1: Using Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most commonly used web browser and pretty much we all are aware of it even if not using it. So the feature about Google Chrome that enables us to display our content on another smart TV is called Chromecast. How can we use it to connect our laptop or desktop computer to a Vizio Smart TV? Let’s find out.

  1. Install Google Chrome on your Laptop

The first thing to do if we want to watch our content from a laptop on a Vizio smart TV is to install the latest version of Google Chrome on your laptop.

You can install Google Chrome by downloading it from the official website. You can also do so by clicking on the button below.

 

  1. Connect Both Devices To The Same WiFi

For our further steps to work, it is mandatory to have both of the devices, that is, the laptop and the Vizio Smart TV, to be connected to the same WiFi.

How To Connect Laptop To Vizio Smart Tv Wirelessly

  1. Customize And Control

Almost all of our special features like this work their way out of the settings section only. So once again let’s stroll that way.

To start streaming our laptop on a smart TV. open the Google Chrome browser that we just installed. Now in the browser, open the option “Customize and Control Google Chrome” by clicking on the 3-dots like icon present on the top right corner of the browser, in the URL bar, below the close button.

How To Connect Laptop To Vizio Smart Tv Wirelessly

  1. Select “Cast…”

For the next step of connecting a computer to a smart TV, we will need to select the “Cast…” option that appears in the drop-down menu after clicking on the 3-dot button.

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Click on the “Cast…” option to find the available devices to start casting your laptop to the devices.

  1. Select Vizio Smart TV

Once both the laptop and the Vizio smart TV have been connected on the same WiFi, you will see the name of your Vizio Smart TV on the “Cast” option that you just clicked on.

When the name for Vizio Smart TV appears, select it by clicking on it, and start the screen sharing from your laptop to the Vizio Smart TV.

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So this was our first method of making our laptop show its display on another screen, in this case, it would be our Vizio Smart TV.

Now moving on to our next method of connecting the laptop computer to a Vizio Smart TV, which is by using the Chromecast.

  1. Using Chromecast

For our second method of connecting our laptops to the Vizio Smart TV, we are going to use the Google Chromecast device.

Google Chromecast is a small device that gets plugged into any normal Televisions via HDMI port and makes it capable of working as a Smart TV.

You can find more details about it from their website, here is the direct link for it.

So how do we configure a ChromeCast to work out laptops and connect to Vizio Smart TV?

Let us find out.

  1. Install Google Chrome on your Laptop

The first thing to do if we want to watch our content from a laptop on a Vizio smart TV is to install the latest version of Google Chrome on your laptop.

You can install Google Chrome by downloading it from the official website. You can also do so by clicking here.

Now if you already have Google Chrome browser installed on your desktop/laptop, you simply need to update it to the latest version. You can do that too from their website, or the link we provided.

  1. Ensure the Same WiFi Network.

Once again, we are going to ensure that both our devices, the laptop/desktop computer, and our Vizio Smart TV, are connected to the same WiFi network, if they are not, the screen sharing will not work.

So stroll into the settings and check that they are configured correctly on the same Wifi Network. Once that is done, we can move onwards with our procedure of connecting a Chromecast to the Vizio Smart TV.

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  1. Customize And Control

Again, almost all of our special features like this work their way out of the settings section only. So once again let’s stroll that way.

To start streaming our laptop on a smart TV by using a Google Chromecast, open the Google Chrome browser that we just installed. Now in the browser, open the option “Customize and Control Google Chrome” by clicking on the 3-dots like icon present on the top right corner of the browser, in the URL bar, below the close button.

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  1. Select “Cast…”

For the next step of connecting a computer to a smart TV, we will need to select the “Cast…” option that appears in the drop-down menu after clicking on the 3-dot button.

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Click on the “Cast…” option to find the available devices to start casting your laptop to the devices.

  1. Select ChromeCast / Vizio Smart TV

Once both the laptop and the Vizio smart TV have been connected on the same WiFi, you will see the name of your Vizio Smart TV on the “Cast” option that you just clicked on.

When the name for Vizio Smart TV appears, select it by clicking on it, and start the screen sharing from your laptop to the Vizio Smart TV.

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Once we have finally selected the option of our ChromeCast in the Google Chrome “Cast…” option from our laptop, it will start the screen sharing.

That was for two of our methods to connect a laptop or desktop to a Vizio Smart TV, let us now move on to the third method.

  1. Using Miracast

Now that we know of two amazing methods of connecting our laptop to Vizio Smart TV, let us find out about one another method.

The third method for making our computer screen display on the Vizio Smart TV is by using a special feature called the “miracast”. Now, why did we call it special? Let us find out.

The Miracast is a feature created by Microsoft that is given built-in with Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and it would probably be like that for newer coming versions too, if not if Miracast itself is replaced with another/better version of it, or even a new app maybe.

But in the meantime, let us find out how we can use Miracast to display our screen from a laptop to the Vizio Smart TV.

  1. Open The Connect Application

To use the miracast feature, which is now under the “Connect” name, we need to open the Connect Application, which can be accessed simply by searching for either ‘connect’ and wait till the “connect” option loads up in the search results.

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  1. Add Device

Now to add the device for projecting our screen, we need to open the “Bluetooth or other devices settings” menu, you can do that by simply searching for ‘Bluetooth in the windows search option. Open the “Bluetooth or other devices” option in the Devices Settings, and click on the “Add Bluetooth or other devices” tab in the beginning of the options.

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Make sure bluetooth/Wifi is enabled and used on both of your devices to correctly configure the miracast settings. Wait till the “Vizio Smart TV” pops up in the searching devices list, then click on it to start sharing your screen.

One prominent feature about Miracast is that it projects everything on your laptop screen onto the target device, which would be your Vizio Smart TV.

With that, let us move further ahead for another one of our many methods of screen sharing, which would be something pretty new and unusual, known as, Steam Link.

  1. Using Steam Link

Steam Link is free software that you must have heard about if you know about Steam itself.

Steam is the largest digital game distribution service and platform owned by Valve.

Let us find out how to use the Steam link for sharing the display from your laptop to Vizio Smart TV.

  1. Install SteamLink on Smart TV

Steam Link application can be found for many supporting smart TVs, if it is available on your TVs app store, install it.

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Once installed, we can start sharing everything that our Steam Laptop application has access to, on our Vizio Smart TV screen.

To do so, we will simply need to log in to both the devices with the same Steam ID. Then we can start using the Steam Link from the “Big Picture” mode.

Using Steam Link on the Vizio Smart TV can really prove to be a great way to enjoy your gaming on a larger and better display.

This was our fourth method of sharing the screen, let us move on to the last one.

  1. Using Wireless HDMI Adapters

One last method of displaying your screen from laptop to Vizio Smart TV or actually any TV at all would be by using wireless HDMI adapters. To do that, we simply need to do two things.

  1. Plug-In The Dongles

There are two ends of the wireless dongles, of course, one for the transmitter and one for the receiver. Since our laptop is sending the display, plug in the transmitter end in the laptop’s HDMI port, and the receiver end in the HDMI port of your Vizio Smart TV.

Once done, move on to the last step.

  1. Select HDMI Display on TV

Go to the display input options of your TV and select the HDMI port option in which you have plugged in the receiver end of your Wireless HDMI dongles.

One small thing to note is that your laptop might ask with a pop-up which type of display do you want to project, either it’s your screen + another screen, or your screen turns blank the only display is on the TV screen and so on, select it to your liking.

And that is it, you can start enjoying your laptop screen sharing into your Vizio Smart TV display with no hassles, wirelessly, by just using two HDMI wireless dongles.

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Conclusion

With everything becoming more and more wireless, our display and computer needs are turning towards that too, just like how we today needed to connect a laptop to our Vizio Smart TV. And how do we do that? That is what our today’s guide told us, in detailed and easy-to-learn instructions.

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