How to Connect a VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi ?

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Thanks to the emergence of Smart TVs, we can now connect our TVs to the Internet and watch online content without any extra devices.


Connecting VIZIO Smart TVs to WiFi is a great way to cut out the tangled cords coming from the wireless router to the TV. 


This guide by Fixwebnode Tech Experts will walk you through the steps of doing so.


Steps to Connect a VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi

The way in which VIZIO Smart TVs connect to WiFi is similar, although the interface on the screen may look distinct depending on the platform the TV is using.


To determine the VIZIO Smart TV platform your TV is running on, consult the list below: 

  • VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA): This platform is found on VIZIO Smart TVs from 2009 – 2013. Applications can be installed on VIA.
  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (VIA Plus): Smart TVs released between 2013 and 2017 have this platform, allowing you to install apps. 
  • SmartCast with No Apps: Smart TVs produced between 2016 and 2017 possess this platform, but it does not enable apps to be installed.
  • SmartCast with Apps:  This platform which is integrated with apps can be found on VIZIO 4K UHD Smart TVs released between 2016 and 2017, as well as all subsequent VIZIO Smart TVs. Unfortunately, apps cannot be installed here.


Depending on the type of VIZIO Smart TV you own, follow the steps below to connect it to WiFi:

1.  For SmartCast or VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (VIA Plus)
  • Use the remote to press the Menu button.
  • Then, select Network.
  • Next, find your WiFi network in the list.
  • Input your WiFi password and select Connect
  • After, your VIZIO TV will then be connected to the specific WiFi network. 


2. For VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA)
  • Using the TV remote, press the Menu button.
  • Then select Network
  • After choosing your WiFi network, enter your password if required and click Connect
  • Your VIZIO TV is now connected to the chosen WiFi network.


WiFi Compatibility: Although your VIZIO Smart TV may not be compatible with WiFi from different manufacturers , no compatibility issues with particular networking equipment models have been pointed out currently by VIZIO. To be sure that your own network equipment and configurations will work rightly with your VIZIO Smart TV, please get in touch with the manufacturer for further support.


Note: Wireless routers sometimes broadcast both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless signals, but your device may not detect the latter as it does not possess the necessary antenna required to interact with the frequency. Moreover, the router settings may not enable your device to connect to any guest networks.


Once your VIZIO Smart TV is connected to your WiFi network, you can start streaming your favorite shows and movies.


How to troubleshoot issues encountered while connecting your VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi ?

  • Make sure your VIZIO Smart TV is within range of your WiFi router.
  • Check to make sure your WiFi router is turned on and is working properly.
  • Make sure you're entering the correct WiFi password.
  • Try restarting your VIZIO Smart TV and your WiFi router.
  • If you're still having trouble, contact VIZIO customer support via for assistance.


Additional tips for getting the most out of your VIZIO Smart TV

Here are some additional tips for getting the most out of your VIZIO Smart TV:

  • Make sure you have the latest firmware installed for your TV. You can check for updates by going to the Menu - System - System Update menu.
  • Install the VIZIO SmartCast app on your mobile device. This app will allow you to control your TV, browse for content, and cast videos and photos from your device to your TV.
  • Use the VIZIO SmartCast remote. This remote has a built-in microphone, so you can use voice commands to control your TV and search for content.

With a VIZIO Smart TV, you can enjoy all the latest streaming content and features.


By following these tips, you can easily connect your TV to your WiFi network and start streaming your favorite shows and movies.


In fact, connecting your VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi opens up a whole new world of entertainment options and smart features.


With just a few simple steps, you can have your VIZIO TV streaming content, browsing apps, and more.


WiFi connectivity makes your Smart TV even smarter and helps ensure you have the latest updates installed for the best performance and experience. 


Here are 10 common fixes for issues encountered when connecting a VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi:


1. Restart your WiFi router:
  • Locate your WiFi router and modem.
  • Unplug the power cables for both router and modem.
  • Wait at least 30 seconds.
  • Plug the power cables back in and turn on your WiFi router and modem.
  • Wait 2 minutes for them to fully restart and reconnect.
  • Try connecting your VIZIO TV to WiFi again.


2. Re-enter your WiFi password:
  • Go to the WiFi menu on your VIZIO TV and select your WiFi network.
  • Double check that the password you have entered matches the password for your network.
  • Delete any incorrect characters and re-enter your password.
  • Select Connect to save and try connecting again.


3. Reboot your VIZIO Smart TV:
  • Locate the power cable for your VIZIO TV and unplug it from the wall outlet.
  • Wait at least 30 seconds with the TV unplugged.
  • Plug the power cable back in and turn your TV back on.
  • Allow a few minutes for the TV to fully reboot.
  • Try reconnecting to your WiFi network.


4. Try manually entering your WiFi details:
  • Go to the WiFi menu on your TV and select the option to manually enter a network.
  • Enter your WiFi network name (SSID) using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Enter your network password.
  • Select Connect to save the information.
  • Your TV will now try to connect using the details you manually entered.


5. Check for WiFi interference:
  • Ensure your WiFi router is not placed in a cabinet or behind furniture that could block the signal.
  • Make sure your VIZIO TV has a clear line of sight to your WiFi router.
  • Turn off any devices like microwaves, cordless phones or Bluetooth speakers that could interfere with the WiFi signal when not in use.
  • Try reconnecting your TV to WiFi to see if the interference was the issue.


6. Try a different WiFi channel:
  • Log into your WiFi router settings, usually through an IP address like or
  • Look for options to manually select a WiFi channel. WiFi channels 1, 6 and 11 are usually less crowded.
  • Try changing to one of these channels on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands if possible.
  • Save the changes to your WiFi router and try reconnecting your VIZIO TV.


7. Update your TV's software and firmware:
  • Go to the Menu on your VIZIO TV and select Settings or System. Select Check for Updates or Update Software.
  • Your TV will search for the latest updates for both the Smart TV software and firmware. Install any available updates.
  • After updating and your TV restarts, try reconnecting to your WiFi network.


8. Factory reset your TV:
  • Go to the Menu on your TV and select Settings or System, then Reset & Admin. Select Reset TV to Factory Defaults.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to perform a factory reset of your VIZIO Smart TV. All settings will be restored to default.
  • After resetting and the initial setup, try reconnecting your TV to your WiFi network. You may need to re-enter network information.


9. Contact your internet service provider:
  • Contact your internet service provider and report that you are having issues connecting your VIZIO Smart TV to your WiFi network.
  • Provide details about the issues you are experiencing and the steps you have already tried to resolve them.
  • Your provider may be able to check for any temporary network outages or other problems on their end, or they may dispatch a technician if necessary to resolve issues.


10. Contact VIZIO support:
  • Visit the official VIZIO support center via  report issues connecting your TV to WiFi that you are unable to resolve yourself.
  • Have details about your TV model number, software version and network information ready to provide to the support agent to help them troubleshoot.
  • The support team should be able to walk you through additional steps, or they may determine that service is required to fix any hardware or software issues with the TV preventing WiFi connection.


Enjoy streaming movies and TV shows, discovering new content, and staying up to date with news and social media on your big screen with your VIZIO Smart TV connected to WiFi. Let the binge-watching begin!

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