Vizio is a popular American electronics brand that offers TVs and Sound Bars laden with exciting features. It offers a range of televisions with all the specifications you can ask from modern TVs. Plus, new Vizio TVs (released on and after 2018) support the popular SmartCast platform. Vizio is one of the only TV brands worldwide that offer both AirPlay 2 and Chromecast functionalities. However, the burning question that fuels this article is whether Vizio Smart TVs support the addition of apps? Well, we will be including a very useful guide in addition to the answer. Read this article to know more.
As you may already know, Vizio doesn’t offer Android TV options. This is a strange thing to happen in 2022. Most of us want to be able to access Android apps on our televisions. However, this is not possible on Vizio TVs. Vizio offers Smart TVs that support a host of in-built apps. From Netflix to CBS Sports to Facebook Watch, the list is quite long and it is possible that you may not need to download another app. Check out the entire list of available in-built apps on SmartCast-enabled TVs here. Basically, the brand likes to be independent when it comes to software. What does this say about the brand’s take on adding additional apps to their Smart TVs? Keep reading to know.
Can you add apps on Vizio Smart TV?
Unfortunately, you CANNOT ADD apps to your Vizio TVs which support SmartCast. You can, however, access all the in-built apps from the SmartCast Home. There’s no downloading required for in-built apps. Vizio has constantly tried to keep SmartCast updated and taken user feedback regarding it very seriously. As a result, Vizio Smart TVs get regular updates that add new features and applications. And, all updates happen automatically in the background when your TV is turned on and connected to the internet. You wouldn’t have to bother!
As mentioned before, users may not even feel the need to download another app due to the diverse options already available! However, there’s a way you can view content from other apps too. If you own an iOS or Android device, you can easily use AirPlay or Chromecast to cast your device to your TV. That way, you basically have access to thousands of apps from the Google PlayStore and Apple’s AppStore. Win-win?
How to add apps on older (2017 and older) Vizio Smart TV models with VIA or VIA+?
If you have an older Vizio Smart TV model featuring VIA or VIA+, you will be able to install additional supported apps from the Vizio App Store. You can press the V button on your remote to open the App Store and download apps of your choice. Such TV models offer limited screen casting functionality too.