How to Install Steam Link on a Vizio TV

Are you tired of your smart TV’s complicated and messy cables and adapters? Understandably, this untidy setup can ruin your viewing experience. 

But do not stress yourself! In this article, our expert technicians will guide you on connecting to the Steam Link to Vizio TVs to solve your problem.

Is Steam Link Available on Vizio TVs?

Yes, Steam Link can be made available on your Vizio TV. In fact, you can connect your Vizio Smart TV to many apps and Google Chrome extensions. It has many built-in features that enable advanced, seamless, and wireless connectivity.

Vizio TV

How Do I Install Steam Link on a Vizio TV?

There are many methods to access Steam Link through your Vizio TV. All these procedures are simple, and you can easily follow them at home.

Steam Link App

We recommend this method if you want the ultimate gaming experience. First, you need to connect your Vizio TV to your gaming laptop as the app isn’t available on the TV. Below are the steps you should follow.

  1. Access the Steam app on your laptop and enter your login details.
  2. Ensure that your Steam link device is connected to your Vizio Smart TV. Once connected, start pairing it with your gaming laptop.
  3. Connect the controller to the USB port of the Steam link. As easy as that, you may now start playing and get the full gaming experience through your Vizio Smart TV.


It is also possible to watch your favorite movies and TV series from the Google Chrome app, Chromecast, through your Vizio Smart TV. You must only connect your smartphone or laptop to your Vizio Smart TV with these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of Google Chrome on your laptop. 
  2. Connect your laptop and Vizio Smart TV to the Wi-Fi Network. Ensure that they are connected to the same Wi-Fi so you can connect the two devices.
  3. Launch your latest Chrome browser. Hover the cursor over the three dots in the upper right corner to display the dropdown menu.
  4. Select the “Cast” option from the dropdown menu.
  5. All the available devices will appear. Select “Cast Desktop” and click on “Vizio TV.” You will now be able to view your favorite series and movies on the big screen.


Another efficient way to connect your Vizio Smart TV and laptop is through wireless HDMI. You must only need a wireless HDMI kit that already includes the laptop’s transmitter and the Smart TV receiver. 

  1. Connect the transmitter to the USB port of your laptop.
  2. Plug the receiver into the USB port of your Vizio Smart TV. 
  3. Begin streaming. Select “Project,” then choose “Wireless Display.” You can now enjoy transmitting a high-speed signal on your Vizio Smart TV without using complicated cables.

Other Methods


If your laptop comes with Windows 8.1 or 10, Miracast is already installed on it. You can also purchase Miracast adapters to connect to your laptop.

tablet and Vizio tv


Alternatively, you can use Plex, which works like Chromecast. It is media software that must be installed on your laptop. 

Although you cannot use the app for screen mirroring directly, you can still avail the various entertainment features. 


Your smartphone can also connect to your Vizio Smart TV. On your smartphone, select the “Smart View” option located on the Smart View tab. Select your Vizio Smart TV from the list of “Available Devices” displayed on the screen.


If you are using an Apple laptop, you must connect it to your Vizio Smart TV through Airplay. Ensure that your Vizio Smart TV and Apple laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

What to Do When My Vizio TV Doesn't Turn on When Connected to Steam Link?

1. Check your network connection

Ensure that you have internet and that your Vizio TV is connected to the Wi-Fi network [1]. 

resetting wifi routing

2. Check if there is an error code

Most application issues generate an error code. If it is related to the Steam link, search for the error code on the Steam link website. You will find specific troubleshooting instructions depending on the error code. 

3. Power Cycle your Vizio Smart TV

Disconnect the power cord from the back of your Vizio Smart TV. Then press the power button on the side of your TV for 5 seconds. Plug the power cord back and power on your TV.

4. Factory Reset Your Vizio Smart TV

If the above steps do not resolve the problem, perform a factory reset on your TV. On the remote, hold the menu button, then select “Systems.” Choose “Reset & Admin,” then select “Reset to Factory Settings.” This should solve the problem when you reinstall the application.


There are many ways to have a great viewing experience without stressing yourself over complicated cable connections.

In fact, you can benefit from a wireless setup by connecting Steam Link to a Vizio TV. This method is convenient and easy since you have many options, as outlined in this guide by our TV technicians.


Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.