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{2021} How to add Apps to VIZIO Smart TV


Smart TVs have drastically changed our TV viewing experience as they provide a better experience than the previous generation televisions.

Smart TVs let you view your content in the best way possible. There are multiple smart TV manufacturers present in the market and one of them is VISIO Smart TVs.

All of us like to add multiple and different apps on our Smart TVs to experience the content in the best possible manner.

Adding apps on other Smart TVs is easy as compared to VIZIO Smart TVs.

You cannot directly add apps on VIZIO Smart TVs as you can do in other company’s Smart TVs.

How to Add Apps on Vizio Smart TV (SmartCast)

Well, you may not find it very convenient to add an app on VIZIO Smart TV as compared to adding apps on other Smart TVs.

You have to use the SmartCast feature to add apps on VIZIO Smart TV. There are multiple smart TV versions and have different installation options.

  1. VIZIO VIA & VIA Plus TV – These can install apps through the pre-installed app stores
  2. VIZIO SmartCast HD TV – These TVs only support SmartCast/ Chromecast features to show content on VIZIO Smart TV.
  3. VIZIO SmartCast 4K UHD TV – These TVs have their built-in Smart cast app.

It’s good news that the SmartCast compatibility comes built-in on your VIZIO Smart TV and you don’t need to worry about the compatibility side.

Only the SmartCast compatible apps can be installed on VIZIO smart TV and other apps cannot be installed directly.

VIZIO Smartcast TV Apps



Curiosity Stream



CBS All Access

CBS News


Dove Channel

Fandango Now






iHeart Radio

Love Destination





Pluto TV

Prime Video (Amazon)



Toon Goggles

TV Games


Watch Free




Sadly other apps cannot be installed. Follow the below-given steps to know How to add apps to VIZIO Smart TV:

  1. First of all, open your Apps store or Play store.
  2. Download any SmartCast / Chromecast app.
  3. Install it and after successful installation, open it.
  4. Now you can use your favorite apps on your VIZIO TV.

After following the above steps you can easily make the experience of your favorite apps on your VIZIO Smart TV.

How to add Apps to VIZIO Smart TV D Series

There are certain methods that you can use to add Apps to your VIZIO Smart TV D series.

With VIZIO SmartCAST Mobile you can easily launch Apps from your Smartcast Mobile.

You can also create your own list of favorite applications and save it. You can then use them whenever you like.

VIZIO smartTV D Series has two screens in one: the massive screen on the front may be a stunning curved screen that allows you to see more clearly what’s happening around you while the massive screen on the rear may be a flat screen with wide viewing angles for watching videos, movies, and sporting events.

You can access multiple functions by using your remote like launching applications. The touchpad on the remote allows you to access a number of applications, including the apps that you’ve added to your list.

Once you’ve got launched your favorite application, you’ll easily move from one application to a different one by using the touchpad to scroll up and down the screen or use the left and right arrow keys on your remote to navigate through the varied screens on your display.

By default, there are seven different screens available from which you’ll choose the screen you would like to observe. From the house screen, you’ll watch a movie, play a web game, or play a video.

From the menu screen, you’ll open the built-in browser, browse online or watch movies, TV shows, or browse the newest movies and television shows in your collection.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How do I add apps to my VIZIO SmartCast?

You can add apps to your VIZIO SmartCast using a SmartCast app. To access applications on your SmartCast TV, press the input button and choose SmartCast or just press the V button on your remote and all your applications will be displayed.

2) How do I update my VIZIO Smart TV apps?

  1. On your VIZIO TV remote press V button to open VIZIO app store.
  2. Go to the app that you want to update.
  3. Now press the yellow button on your remote.
  4. After that Update button will appear.
  5. Just click on the Update button to update your app.

3) Will the Disney Plus app be on Vizio Smart TV?

You can get Disney+ on a Vizio Smart TV by downloading the Disney+ app via the SmartCast TV platform.
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