How to Jailbreak Vizio Smart TV to Add Apps Not Listed in Vizio App Store

Open gateways to unlimited content on your smart TV!

While Vizio’s built-in app selection offers endless apps and services, more is never enough when it comes to entertainment options.

Nevertheless, sometimes users might want to download those apps that are not officially supported by the brand.

Don’t worry if you are in the same boat as there is a solution to it.

You can jailbreak your Vizio smart TV to bypass restrictions and download more apps on it as you want.

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How to Jailbreak Vizio Smart TV to Add More Apps

Usually, smart TV manufacturers like Vizio have built-in restrictions set over apps and services due to various reasons. 

Moreover, they also do not allow viewers to install third-party apps that are not available on the TV or in their official store.

In such cases, the hack to access all apps is to jailbreak the firmware of your Vizio TV.

Note: Jailbreaking your Vizio TV can void the warranty and also pose security threats to the device.

Step 1: Update TV’s Firmware

It is important to make sure that no firmware updates are pending in order to fix bugs and glitches if there are any. So, you need to update the device first.

1. Turn on the Vizio Smart TV and connect it to a Wi-Fi network.

2. Press the Menu button on the remote, navigate to the Settings menu, and select System.

Navigate to the Settings menu and select System

3. Select the Check for Updates option and wait for the TV to check for updates.

4. If there are any updates available, download them, and restart the TV to install.

Step 2: Download and Use Code Converter

You need to download a code converter app that will convert the language into one that can be recognized by the Vizio TV.

Many generic ones should work with your Vizio Smart TV and you can find them online specific to your model.

Once downloaded, copy it to a USB drive and connect it to the TV, then follow the steps below:

1. Press the search button on the remote and type in CODE.

2. Use the arrow keys and select the Enter option.

3. When you see the Code Converter icon on the screen, select the app to open it.

Wait until the code converter is doing its work.

Step 4: Convert the Secret Code

You’ll find the Press Enter to Continue prompt on opening the code converter app on the TV. So, press Enter, and follow the steps below:

1. In the Convert From field, enter the digits 1-8-9-1.

2. Check the box next to the Hexadecimal option and then under the Convert to section, check the box next to Binary.

3. Click on the Convert button at the bottom and then in the space above Convert to fill with digits 1 and 0.

Now that you’ve changed a basic code into its binary form, Vizio TV can understand this form, and respond accordingly.

Also Read: How to Jailbreak Roku

Why Jailbreak Vizio Smart TV?

Jailbreaking their Vizio Smart TV lets you access apps that aren’t available through the official app and also additional features.

You can explore a wider range of content beyond what Vizio offers officially. 

Can You Download More Apps on a Vizio Smart TV?

Yes, apart from the built-in store, you can download more apps on a Vizio Smart TV by using streaming devices like Amazon Firestick, Roku Ultra, or Nvidia Shield TV.

Among these options, the Amazon Firestick is the most budget-friendly, while the Nvidia Shield stands out as the top-tier streaming device.

With the built-in Chromecast feature, you can also cast apps from your phone to the TV.

Also Read: 17 Best Free Movie Streaming Apps

How to Install an App that is Not Listed on Vizio App Store

Jailbreaking is the only method to add more apps to your Vizio TV.

However, if you don’t want to jailbreak, here are some workarounds to watch content that isn’t already on it.

Method 1: Use a Streaming Device

Streaming devices help you access more apps on your Vizio Smart TV. 

1. Plug your streaming device into the TV and press the Input button on the remote to navigate to your connected device.

2. Install your desired app from the streaming device’s official store.

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Method 2: Install Via USB

You can add apps to your Vizio Smart TV using a USB. All you need is to find the right APK file from a trusted source.

1. Download and save the APK file for the desired app on a USB drive.

2. In the Settings menu on your Vizio TV, go to Security & Restrictions, and turn on the toggle for Unknown Sources.

3. Plug in your USB that has the APK File into the Vizio TV, select the APK file, and install the app.

Method 3: Screen Mirroring

You’ll need to use either Chromecast or Airplay 2 along with your Vizio SmartCast input for casting.

However, the easiest way is to use the Vizio Smart Cast app on your smartphone.

1. Open the Vizio Smart Cast Mobile app on your smartphone and login if required.

2. Tap the toolbar at the top left corner and choose your Vizio TV from the list of available devices.

If it’s not there on the list, then tap on the ADD A DEVICE option to find it.

tap Add a device

3. Enter the four-digit PIN shown on your Vizio TV screen to connect both devices.

Once connected, you’ll need to enter a display name and lock the connection. Then you can enjoy lots of entertainment on your Vizio TV, directly from your smartphone.

Also Read: How to Mirror Android Phone to TV Without Wi-Fi

Where to Find Vizio Smart TV Hidden Apps? Can I Hide an App on Vizio TV?

As of now, Vizio’s Smart TVs do not include a built-in feature that allows users to hide apps from the home screen.

So, all apps installed on it remain visible and accessible from the main interface of the TV.

How to Remove or Delete Apps From Vizio TV

Deleting apps from your Vizio Smart TV is quite simple. 

1. Turn on your Smart TV and press the Home button.

2. Click on the Smart Hub button, then on the app icon, and go to My Apps.

3. Choose the app you want to delete, press the Delete button on the remote, and select Yes to confirm.

We hope our guide helped you jailbreak your Vizio smart TV.

Do let us know your queries and suggestions in the comments section and stay tuned to TechCult for more informative guides.

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