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How to Add Apps on Vizio TVs

Wyatt21

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Depending on whether your Vizio TV incorporates the SmartCast or Internet Apps/Apps+ platform determines how you can add apps in addition to the core apps that are provided. Here is a short version of how to add apps to both types of Vizio Smart TVs.

SMARTCAST
On Vizio SmartCast TVs, apps are not added to the TV, but to a compatible mobile phone or tablet and then cast to the TV, in a similar manner as you would if using a Chromecast device.

Here is how to add apps:

  1. Using your mobile device, go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

  2. Select an available Chromecast-enabled App.

  3. Tap Install. Once installed, the app is now part of your cast selection.

  4. To view the content from the app on your TV, Cast it from your mobile device; a SmartCast TV will automatically detect the cast and display it.

Cast Logo Example on App

INTERNET APPS/APPS+

If your Vizio TV incorporates Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) or Vizio Internet Apps+ (VIA+), instead of SmartCast, apps can be added directly to the TV using available selections provided by Vizio and, on some models, via the Google Play Store.

Add the App and Start Streaming Disney+

See the disclaimer from Vizio regarding the installation and use of the Disney+ App on Vizio smart TVs.
Here are the steps to add compatible apps:

Select the V button on your Vizio TV remote control to open the Apps Menu.

Vizio VIA TV Remote – V Button


Select one of the App Store options (Featured, Latest, All Apps, or Categories).


Vizio TV Via Apps Screen – App Categories


Highlight the app(s) you want to add that are not already on your list.

For TVs that have VIA, press OK and go to Install App. After the app installs it will be added to your viewing selection.

Vizio VIA Remote – OK Button


For TVs that have VIA+, press and hold OK until the app has been added to the My Apps list.

Vizio VIA Apps Screen – My Apps Logo


Select the App to watch it.
 
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