Updating the Netflix App on Your Vizio TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

Updating the Netflix App on Your Vizio TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there! Today, I want to show you how to update the Netflix app on your Vizio TV. It’s easy, and I’ll guide you through each step. So, let’s get started!

First things first, make sure you have a stable internet connection. Without an internet connection, the update won’t work. So, check your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection and ensure it’s working smoothly.

Once you’re sure about your internet connection, let’s move on to the next step. Open the Netflix app on your Vizio TV. You can do this by selecting the “SmartCast” button on your remote control and navigating to the Netflix app.

Great! Now that you’ve opened the Netflix app, look for the “Settings” icon. It usually appears as a gear symbol. Once you find it, select it to open the settings menu.

Within the settings menu, you’ll find various options. Look for the “App Update” or “Software Update” option. This is where you can update the Netflix app. Select that option.

At this point, your Vizio TV will start checking for any available updates. It may take a while, so be patient. The TV will automatically download and install the latest Netflix app version if there’s an update available.

Once the update is complete, you’ll see a notification on your TV screen confirming that the Netflix app has been successfully updated. Congratulations!

Now, it’s time to relaunch the Netflix app and enjoy all the latest features and improvements. Sit back, grab some popcorn, and start exploring the amazing content Netflix has to offer.

Remember, it’s essential to keep your apps up to date to ensure you have the best streaming experience possible. So, whenever a new update is available, follow these steps to keep your Netflix app on your Vizio TV running smoothly.

That’s it! You’ve successfully updated the Netflix app on your Vizio TV. I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out. Happy streaming!

Hey there! So, here’s the deal: most Vizio TVs in Canada and the United States support Netflix. Unfortunately, if you’re outside those countries, you’re out of luck – Netflix isn’t available on Vizio TVs in other places right now. But hey, things might change in the future, so keep your fingers crossed!

Now, here’s the thing: Netflix decided to stop supporting some older models of Vizio TVs and Roku devices. This happened on December 1st last year. They didn’t exactly say which models are losing support, but it’s safe to say that we’re talking about those trusty Vizio TVs that are four years old or even older. If you happen to have one of those, well, there’s not much you can do about it, unfortunately.

But hey, don’t worry! We’re not done just yet. Let’s talk about updating Netflix on Vizio TVs, shall we?

Which Vizio Devices Support Netflix?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of updating Netflix on Vizio TVs, let’s clear something up. Some Vizio TVs actually come with Netflix already built-in. That means you won’t have to download anything or worry about updating – it’s all there from the start. You’ll either have a Netflix button on the remote or a fancy Netflix icon waiting for you on the home screen.

Oh, and for those of you with a Vizio TV that has a nice big V button on the remote, rest assured – Netflix is fully supported. And if your Vizio TV happens to have Chromecast support, well, you can always download and update the Netflix app without any hassle. We’ve got you covered!

How to Sign In to the Netflix App on Different Vizio Devices

Signing into Netflix is really easy on all Vizio devices that support this streaming service. I’ll assume that you already have an active Netflix membership. If you don’t, visit Netflix.com and sign up. Let’s start with the easiest models.

Vizio with the Netflix Button on the Remote

If you have the Netflix button on your Vizio remote, you have it easy. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Vizio TV and tap the Netflix button on the remote controller.
  2. Choose “Sign In” or “Yes” if you see the “Are You a Member of Netflix” on your screen.
  3. Enter your Netflix email and password.
  4. Tap “Sign In” once again.

Vizio with the Netflix App Pre-Installed

If you had a Netflix app from the beginning, you have it easy too. Follow the instructions:

  1. Select and enter the Netflix app on your Vizio.
  2. Choose “Sign In” or “Yes”, as mentioned before.
  3. If you’re logging in for the first time, you’ll see a code on your screen. Enter the code at Netflix’s code activation site: netflix.com/Activate.

Vizio with a V Button Remote

Vizio with the V button remote is also easy. Do the following:

  1. Tap the V button (Vizio Internet Apps).
  2. Choose Netflix and confirm with OK.
  3. Tap on “Sign In” or “Yes”.
  4. Use the code on your screen to activate your Netflix account (follow the link in the previous section).

Vizio with Chromecast

The owners of Vizio with Chromecast have several more steps to take:

  1. Start the Play Store app on the tablet you received with your Vizio.
  2. Enter the search bar and type in “Netflix”.
  3. Select the official app.
  4. Choose “Free”, followed by OK.
  5. Wait until you see “Successfully Installed Netflix” on the tablet. Then, you can leave the Play Store.
  6. On the tablet, start the Netflix app.
  7. Sign in with your Netflix credentials.
  8. Finally, tap the “Cast” button within the Netflix app. Choose your Vizio device from the list of devices.

Note that you can’t use the Vizio Smart Cast for Netflix, you’ll need to use the app from Netflix instead.

Updating Vizio

Updating the Netflix app on Vizio is just like updating any other app. There are two ways to do it. You can either update the app itself or update your entire Vizio TV. In the past, older models of Vizio required manual app updates.

You had two options for updating – either doing it manually or deleting the app and installing the latest version. Both methods required manual intervention. I’ll show you how to do it, but keep in mind that if you have an older Vizio TV, you may have lost Netflix support due to the December 2019 update we mentioned earlier.

Here’s how to update Netflix on older Vizio models:

  1. On your Vizio remote, press the Vizio Internet Apps button.
  2. Highlight the Netflix app and press the yellow button on the remote.
  3. If possible, choose Updates. If that button doesn’t exist, choose Delete App and confirm.
  4. Go to the App Store and find the Netflix app. Install it again.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions until the app is reinstalled.

How to Update Netflix on Modern Vizio Models

Updating the latest Vizio TV models is very easy. You don’t have to do anything manually, as all updates are automated. The software on these Vizio TVs updates itself from time to time. If Netflix isn’t working, you can try initiating the update yourself. Just follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Vizio TV.
  2. Use the remote to navigate to the Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap on System.
  5. Select Check for Updates.
  6. If an update is available, proceed with it. Follow the on-screen instructions and be patient, as your TV will update automatically.

Don’t worry if your TV restarts during the update process. It means the update is complete. The firmware, including any Netflix updates, will be installed.

Stay Up to Date

Vizio TVs have improved significantly over the years. The newer models are smooth, fast, and user-friendly. Unfortunately, Netflix was removed from some older models. If you were affected by this change, you may want to consider switching to a different streaming service or upgrading to a newer Vizio TV.

What are your thoughts? Did you manage to update the Netflix app on your Vizio? Let us know in the comments section below.

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