How to Download Apps on Vizio TV Without V Button

Vizio TV remote’s V button plays a very crucial role for users to interact with apps, settings, and features on their Vizio TV. It allows users to search and install additional applications on the TV.

However, is the the V button absent on your Vizio TV and you are worried about how to download apps on your Vizio TV without it?

Yes, it might feel complex initially, but, we will help you easily do that. With no further delay, let’s get straight into it.

How to Download Apps on Vizio TV Without V Button

How to Download Apps on Vizio TV Without V Button

Although the V button is a handy shortcut for getting to the Vizio SmartCast platform, you have other ways too to install apps on your Vizio TV. 

We have mentioned some simple ways for you to get access to a range of apps and features on your Vizio TV without needing the V button.

Method 1: Use the Remote App

One easy way to add apps on Vizio without the V button is by using the Vizio remote app on your phone.

1. Download and install the Vizio Mobile app from the app store on your phone.

2. Open and connect it to your Vizio TV.

Vinzo remote app

3. Navigate to the Apps section within the Vizio Mobile app and select the app you want to install on your TV.

4. Follow the prompts to install the app on your TV.

Method 2: Cast from your Phone

Vizio TV comes with a built-in Chromecast feature that lets you stream thousands of your favorite apps from your computer, phone, or tablet. It works in the same way as screen mirroring does.

Note: Make sure your phone and the Bizio TV are connected to the same WiFi connection.

1. Power on your Vizio TV.

2. Open the mirroring app on your iPhone or Android device and then play the content you want to cast.

3. Tap on the Cast icon in the top right corner, then select your Vizio TV from the list of available devices.

Once connected, you will be able to watch the same content on your TV without having to download the app.

Method 3: Use AirPlay 2

Vizio TVs also support AirPlay 2, which means you can stream content from your iOS device.

1. Connect your iPhone and Vizio TV to the same Wi-Fi connection.

2. On your iPhone, play the content you want to add.

3. On the screen, look for the Apple AirPlay icon and tap on it.

Tap on the screen mirroring icon

4. Select Vizio TV from the device options and the content will start streaming on your Vizio TV.

Also Read: 11 Best Airplay Apps to Cast from Firestick to Mac

Method 4: Use a Browser on Vizio TV

Even though Vizio Smart TVs don’t come with a Play Store, you can still get apps for your Vizio TV using the Google Play Store through a web browser.

1. Open any browser on your Vizio TV and type the name of the app you want to download, followed by APK on Smart TV.

2. You’ll get an option to download the application from the APK, click on it.

3. Press OK to start the download and once complete, open the app.

4. On the right side of the Download App on SmartCast TV, click the Install button.

8. Wait for the installation process to finish, and you’re done.

You can also add apps to your Vizio TV using a Firestick, USB, and screen mirroring. Refer to our guide on How to Jailbreak Vizio Smart TV to Add Apps Not Listed in Vizio App Store for a step-by-step explanation of these methods.

How to Download Apps on Vizio TV From Vizio App Store

If your Vizio was launched in 2016 or later, it means it supports SmartCast and hence, you do not need to download apps on your TV manually. All apps are already installed. Here’s how you can check the availability of your desired app.

1. Press the Input button and choose the SmartCast as the input source.

Vizio-TV-input-at-power-tab-smart cast

2. Press the left arrow button on your remote while on the SmartCast input.

3. Scroll down and choose Apps from the menu on the left side.

4. Highlight and select App Search, type in the name of the app you’re looking for, and if it is available, stream it directly.

How to Download Spectrum and Kodi App on Vizio Smart TV with No V Button

To download apps like Spectrum and Kodi on your Vizio Smart TV without using the V button, you can use the methods mentioned above.

Moreover, by using external devices like streaming sticks, you can install and enjoy a variety of apps on your Vizio Smart TV seamlessly.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Kodi Addons to Watch Premier League

How to Update Apps on Any Vizio TV

As you do not download apps on Vizio TVs that support SmartCast, you cannot update them as well. However, if you have an older model that supports VIA or VIA Plus, here’s how to update the apps:

Updating apps on your Vizio TV is a simple process that ensures you get the best possible experience with your favorite applications.

1. Press the V button on your remote to open the Vizio App Store.

2. On the My Apps page, navigate to the app you want to update and then press the Yellow button on the remote.

3. If you see the Update option displayed on the screen, select it.

If there’s no update option visible, it indicates that the app is already on the latest version.

Also Read: Chromecast vs Firestick: Which is Better?

Can I Download Apps Using a USB on a Vizio Smart TV?

Yes, you can download apps on your Vizio Smart TV by using a USB.

However, it’s important to use an APK file when installing apps from external storage. Without this supported format, the file won’t work, and the app won’t install correctly on your TV.

While the absence of the V button may initially seem like a hurdle, the methods provided in our guide will help you get your favorite apps easily.

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