How to Add Apps on VIZIO Smart TV [All Methods]

How to Add apps on Vizio Smart TV

VIZIO Smart TVs come with a set of preinstalled applications. But all of us wanted to install our favorite streaming app to stream. Most of the VIZIO Smart TVs before 2016 allowed you to install applications but now this feature is available only for the selected TV models. There are various VIZIO TV models like SmartCast TVs, VIZIO Internet Apps models, and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus TV models. Adding apps on smart TVs will differ based on the TV model you are using. This guide will walk you through the procedure on “how to add apps on VIZIO Smart TV?”.

How to Add Apps on VIZIO Smart TV?

Adding apps on VIZIO TVs differs from the model you are using.

You can Add Apps to the below modelYou cannot Add Apps to the below models
VIZIO Internet Apps TVSmartCast HD TV
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus TVSmartCast 4K UHD TV

How to Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus?

If you are using V.I.A. Plus TV, then you can follow the below steps to install apps on your TV.

1. Turn on your VIZIO Smart TV and connect it to the internet network.

2. Press the V button on the TV remote.

Vizio TV remote V button

3. You will on the Apps home menu.

4. Select any of the tags to browse for the apps. Under My Apps, you can find all the installed apps on your TV. The top menu section includes Featured, Latest, All Apps, and Categories.

Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus

5. Browse through the sections to find out the apps that you want to install.

6. Navigate and Highlight the app.

7. Press and hold the OK button on the TV remote until the app is get added to the My Apps section.

Vizio TV remote OK button

How to Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps TV?

If you using the previous version of Vizio (V.I.A.), then you can follow the below methods to add apps:

1. Turn on your VIZIO Smart TV and connect it to the internet network.

2. Press the V button on your TV remote.

3. Select the Connected TV Store option.

Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps

4. Click on the All Apps section.

Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps

5. Browse through all the available apps and navigate to the application that you would like to install.

6. Press and hold the OK button on the remote.

7. Click on the Install App option which you can find on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Add Apps on VIZIO Internet Apps

The app you have chosen will now get installed on your Vizio Internet Apps TV.

How to Add Apps on VIZIO SmartCast TV?

You cannot add apps on your Vizio SmartCast TVs. But still, you will be able to screen mirror your Android or AirPlay your iPhone to the TV screen and cast the contents. You can install any Chromecast compatible applications on your mobile phone and cast the contents by tapping the cast icon. All these are possible when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Cast Apps

  • Connect your Android or iOS smartphone and your VIZIO SmartCast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Install any of the applications that are compatible with casting. For instance, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, etc.
  • Play any of the favorite contents.
  • Tap the cast icon on the screen. You can find the icon either on the top or bottom of the screen.
Cast Apps
  • Select your Vizio SmartCast TV from the list of available devices.

Screen Mirror Android

  • Connect your Android smartphone and your VIZIO SmartCast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Pull down the notification bar.
  • Tap the Cast option from the quick action center.
Screen Mirror Android
  • Select your Vizio SmartCast TV from the list of available devices.

Screen Mirror iOS

  • Connect your iOS smartphone and your VIZIO SmartCast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Pull down or Swipe up on the screen to pull out the Control Center.
  • Tap the Screen Mirroring or AirPlay option.
Screen Mirror iOS
  • Select your Vizio SmartCast TV from the list of available devices.

Related: How to Add Apps on Toshiba Smart TV?

Alternatively, you can also buy streaming devices like Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, or Chromecast with Google TV and connect it to your Vizio Smart TV. It is possible to install apps on such devices which may be added to your TV screen when connected.

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