What is VIZIO and AirPlay 2?
Imagine you have a VIZIO Smart TV, which is a type of television, and it’s made by a company called VIZIO. These TVs are pretty cool because they have a special feature called AirPlay 2.
What Can You Do with AirPlay 2 on Your VIZIO TV?
Now, let’s talk about what you can do with this AirPlay 2 thing. It’s like magic that helps you show stuff from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer on your VIZIO TV. So, if you have a cool picture on your iPhone and you want everyone to see it on the big TV screen, AirPlay 2 can help you do that.
How Does It Work?
But, there’s a catch. To make this magic happen, you need to make sure your Wi-Fi, which is the internet that comes through the air, is working well. If it’s not, the magic won’t work, and your pictures, music, or videos won’t show up on the TV.
What’s Special About AirPlay 2 on VIZIO?
Now, here’s something cool. When you use AirPlay 2 on your VIZIO TV, the things you show on the TV look super clear and colorful. It’s like watching stuff in really high quality. They call it “4K HDR” and “Dolby Vision.” It’s like having a super-duper clear and colorful movie night at home.
AirPlay 2 Compatible VIZIO Smart TV
Here you can find the list of AirPlay 2 compatible VIZIO Smart TVs.
|Model Series||Manufactured Year|
|V- Series||2019, 2020|
|P-Series||Quantum (2018, 2019, 2020)
Quantum X (2019, 2020)
|M-Series||Quantum (2019, 2020)
2016, 2017, 2018
|E- Series||2016, 2017, 2018 (UHD models)|
How to Turn AirPlay On or Off on Your VIZIO Smart TV
1. Press the SmartCast Button
Find the button on your VIZIO TV remote that says “SmartCast” and give it a tap. It’s like the button that starts the special features.
2. Go to the Extras
After you press the SmartCast button, you’ll see some options on the screen. Look for one that says “Extras” and select it.
3. Find Apple AirPlay
Scroll down until you find something that says “Apple AirPlay” and select it. It’s like finding the right channel on your TV.
4. AirPlay Settings
Now, you’ll see a page on the TV screen that’s all about AirPlay. Look for something that says “AirPlay” and turn it on. It’s like flipping a switch to make it work.
How to Show iPhone/iPad Stuff on Your VIZIO TV
Before you start, make sure your iPhone or iPad and your TV are both connected to the same Wi-Fi. They need to be on the same internet network to talk to each other.
1. Use an AirPlay-Ready App
Open an app on your iPhone or iPad that works with AirPlay. For example, you can use an app like Disney Plus.
2. Pick What to Show
Choose what you want to show on your TV. It could be a movie or a picture.
3. Find the AirPlay Icon
Look for a little icon that looks like AirPlay (it’s like a triangle inside a box). It usually appears on your screen when you want to show something on the TV.
4. Select Your VIZIO Smart TV
When you see the AirPlay icon, tap on it. It will show you a list of devices to pick from. Choose your VIZIO Smart TV from the list.
Note: If you can’t find the AirPlay icon, you can also go to the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. Look for something called “Screen Mirroring” and pick your VIZIO TV from there.
5. Enjoy on Your TV
Once you’ve picked your VIZIO TV, the stuff you want to show will start playing on the big screen. You can enjoy your movie or share your pictures with everyone!
How to Show Your Mac Screen on Your VIZIO TV Using AirPlay
1. Connect to Wi-Fi
First things first, make sure your Mac computer and your VIZIO TV are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They need to be on the same internet highway to work together.
2. Find the AirPlay Icon
Look at the top of your Mac computer screen. You’ll see a little icon that looks like AirPlay. It’s kind of like a triangle inside a box.
3. Choose Second Display
Click on that AirPlay icon we talked about in step 2. When you do, you’ll see an option that says “Second Display.” That’s what you want to pick.
4. Select Your VIZIO TV
Your Mac will show you a list of devices that you can connect to. Find your VIZIO TV in the list and click on it.
5. Play What You Want
Now, you can start playing whatever you want on your Mac. Whether it’s a video, a presentation, or even a game, it will show up on your VIZIO TV screen.
Note: When you’re done with your big screen adventure, don’t forget to turn off AirPlay on your Mac. It’s like turning off the lights when you’re done in a room.
How to AirPlay to VIZIO TV Without Wi-Fi
Let’s say your TV doesn’t do AirPlay 2, or you don’t have Wi-Fi. No problem, you can still share stuff from your iPhone with your TV using a special cable.
1. Get a Lightning to HDMI Adapter
You can buy something called a “Lightning to HDMI adapter” online, like on Amazon. It’s a special cable that helps you connect your iPhone to your TV.
2. Connect the Cable
Plug one end of the Lightning to HDMI adapter into your iPhone. It fits right into the charging port.
3. Connect the HDMI Cable
Now, take one end of an HDMI cable and plug it into the HDMI port on the adapter. The other end of the HDMI cable goes into the HDMI port on your VIZIO TV.
4. Switch to HDMI
Use your TV remote to change the source to HDMI. It’s like changing the TV channel but to a different input.
5. Start Streaming
Now, whatever you have on your iPhone will show up on your VIZIO TV. So, you can watch videos, see pictures, or play games on the big screen.
That’s how you can do AirPlay without Wi-Fi on your VIZIO TV using a special cable!