The improvements in technology in the modern-day are giving our devices the ability to become ‘smarter’.
Our televisions are one of those devices that have taken advantage of these improvements.
There are now better ways to use apps, connect to the internet and other devices using wireless technology.
We find out how to connect a laptop to Vizio Smart TV wirelessly in a few steps.
What defines a Smart TV?
A regular TV needs added devices to be able to stream online content such as a Firestick or a Chromecast, for example.
A Smart TV has built-in features that allow it to be labelled ‘Smart’ such as:
- Internet connection
- Apps (games and video)
- Internet browser
- Voice-guided navigation
A useful feature is ‘Cast’ or ‘Mirror’ and this allows smaller devices to display content on a Smart TV’s display wirelessly.
This feature is mainly useful when people what to enlarge their content viewing experience.
A laptop or smartphone are some of the most popular devices to use this feature.
How to connect a laptop to Vizio Smart TV wirelessly in a few steps
The Vizio Smart TV uses the Cast option to connect a laptop wirelessly.
This is how to connect it wirelessly in a few steps:
- Download, install and open the latest version of the Google Chrome browser to your laptop
- Connect the Vizio Smart TV and your laptop to the same Wi-Fi Network
- Open up your Chrome browser on your laptop and select the three dots in the top right corner
- Select Cast from the list options
- In the middle of the screen see Cast to option select the dropdown arrow, select Cast desktop
- Then click on the Vizio TV option below Cast to
All the content on your laptop should now display on your Vizio Smart TV.
You can stop casting by selecting the cast option on your chrome browser and clicking Stop.
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How do I connect my laptop to the TV with HDMI
Firstly, make sure your laptop and TV have an HDMI port.
Next, you will need to connect an HDMI cable to both ports (TV and laptop).
Change the input of your TV to HDMI using your remote control, this can be done by pressing ‘source’ or ‘input’.
The laptop display should now show on your TV screen.
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