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How to Install IPTV App on Vizio Smart TV

 

If you have a Vizio Smart TV and want to enjoy the wide variety of live TV channels and on-demand content offered by an IPTV service, you’ll need to install an IPTV app. The process varies slightly depending on whether you have a newer Vizio TV with SmartCast or an older model with Vizio Internet Apps (VIA/VIA+).

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install IPTV on your Vizio Smart TV.

 

Check Your Vizio TV Model

First, determine which operating system your Vizio TV uses:

Newer Vizio TVs (2016 and later) use SmartCast
Older Vizio TVs (before 2016) use VIA (Vizio Internet Apps) or VIA+
The steps to install an IPTV app will differ based on your TV’s operating system.

 

Installing IPTV on a SmartCast Vizio TV

SmartCast Vizio TVs don’t allow you to directly install apps. Instead, you “cast” apps from your smartphone or tablet to the TV. Here’s how:

Connect your Vizio TV and mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network.
Download a Chromecast-enabled IPTV app on your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Open the IPTV app on your phone or tablet.
Tap the Chromecast icon in the app when your content is playing.
Select your Vizio TV from the list of available devices.
The IPTV app will now cast to your Vizio TV.
Some popular Chromecast-compatible IPTV apps include GSE Smart IPTV, Smart IPTV, and IPTV Smarters Pro. Make sure the IPTV app you choose supports Chromecast.

 

Read Also : How to Install IPTV on an Android TV Box

 

Installing IPTV on an Older Vizio TV (VIA/VIA+)

Older Vizio TVs with VIA or VIA+ have a built-in app store where you can download some IPTV apps directly. However, the selection is limited compared to newer models. Here’s how to install an IPTV app on a VIA/VIA+ Vizio TV:

1-Press the V button on your Vizio TV remote.

2-Navigate to the Vizio App Store by selecting “All Apps”.

3-Browse or search for an IPTV app.

4-If your TV has VIA, press OK on the app, then press OK again to install it.

5-If your TV has VIA+, press and hold the OK button on the app to install it.

 

Once installed, the IPTV app will appear in your “My Apps” list on the VIA/VIA+ home screen. However, many popular IPTV apps like Perfect Player, IPTV Extreme, and TiviMate are not available in the Vizio App Store.

 

Using a Streaming Device for More IPTV App Options

To access a wider selection of IPTV apps on your Vizio TV, you can use an external streaming device like an Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Chromecast, or Nvidia Shield.

These devices plug into your TV’s HDMI port and allow you to download IPTV apps from their respective app stores.

Once you have a streaming device set up:

Download your preferred IPTV app from the device’s app store (e.g. Amazon Appstore, Roku Channel Store, Google Play Store).
Launch the IPTV app.
Log in with your IPTV service credentials.
Start streaming live TV and on-demand content on your Vizio TV.
Using a dedicated streaming device provides the most flexibility in terms of IPTV app compatibility. It also keeps your IPTV setup separate from your TV’s built-in software.

 

Sideloading IPTV Apps on Vizio TVs

While not officially supported, it is possible to sideload (i.e. manually install) IPTV apps on some Vizio TVs using a USB drive and a process called “Developer Mode.”

However, this method is technical and risks voiding your TV’s warranty. It’s generally safer and easier to use a Chromecast-enabled app or streaming device.

 

Conclusion

Installing an IPTV app on your Vizio Smart TV allows you to access 1000s of live TV channels, movies, and shows at a fraction of the cost of cable. For the widest app compatibility, casting from a mobile device or using a dedicated streaming box is recommended.

Older Vizio TVs have a limited selection of IPTV apps in their built-in app store, while newer SmartCast models require casting from a phone or tablet. Whichever method you choose, make sure you have a reliable IPTV subscription from a reputable provider for the best streaming experience on your Vizio TV.

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