How to add Apps to VIZIO Smart TV-4 Easy Methods

Hammad Nasar

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To add apps to VIZIO Smart TV: Press “Input” and choose “SmartCast” or press “V”/”Home”. Navigate left to open Menu, select “Apps”, then “App Search” (for specific apps) or “Home Screen Apps” (to update existing ones).

In this article, we will discuss simple steps to get your desired apps on your Vizio Smart TV, and how to View all apps.



Steps to add Apps to VIZIO Smart TV

To add an app to your VIZIO Smart TV, follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Input” button and choose “SmartCast” input.
  2. Alternatively, press the “V” or “Home” key.
  3. Navigate to left arrow button on your remote and press it to open the Menu.
  4. Scroll down and select “Apps” from the menu.
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6. Select “App Search” and type the app name.

7. Select “Home Screen Apps” and choose which apps to update.

8. Select the app you want to use, and Download it.

Alternative Ways to Get Apps on your VIZIO Smart TV

1: Using Chromecast

If the app you want is not available on SmartCast, you can use Google Chromecast:

  • Make sure the app you want to cast from supports Chromecast and is updated.
  • Launch the app and start your chosen video or content.
  • Locate the “Cast” button, usually near the top right corner (Android) or bottom right (iOS).
  • Select the “Cast” button to see available devices.
  • Choose your Vizio SmartCast TV from the list.
  • A short connection process will happen.
  • Your chosen content will now play on your Vizio SmartCast TV.
  • Use your phone or the TV remote to navigate and control playback.
  • When done, tap the “Cast” button again and choose “Disconnect“.

2: Using Airplay

If the app you’re looking for doesn’t appear in the available apps list, you can still potentially access it using the TV’s Airplay features if it supports those protocols.

Keep in mind that if the app you want isn’t currently available on the SmartCast platform, there’s no way to manually download it to your TV.

3: Waiting for Updates

However, VIZIO regularly releases updates that may add new features and applications. These updates will automatically download to your TV if it’s connected to the internet, bringing new apps and functionalities without requiring any manual downloads.

So even if the app is not currently available, check for updates periodically to see if it gets added to the SmartCast ecosystem.

view all available apps on your Vizio

To view all available apps on your Vizio Smart TV:

  1. Press Home button on your remote to navigate to SmartCast home screen. If you don’t have a Home button, look for an Input or Menu button that allows you to choose SmartCast from a list
  2. Navigate to Apps section and look for an option to show all available apps. If not available, use the search function to find a specific app.
image showing how to view all available apps on your Vizio or customize app row on vizio

3. Choose the desired app, and it will take you to the login screen if necessary. Enter your account information and start using the app. You can rearrange apps in the “App Row” for easier access.

4. SmartCast will automatically update when connected to the internet. Any new apps added by Vizio will appear in your menu.

Learn How to Update Apps on Vizio TV

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