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How To Add YouTube to a VIZIO Smart TV

Youtube On A Smart Tv

Do you have a VIZIO Smart TV and want to watch your favorite YouTube videos on it? Then, you can quickly add the app to the TV with a few simple steps. 

Quick Answer

To add YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV, press the “V” button on the remote. Use the arrow keys to navigate and press “OK” to open Yahoo App Store on your TV. Find YouTube under the “All Apps” tab and select “Install App”.

We have put together a detailed guide for you on how to add YouTube to VIZIO Smart TV. We have also looked into casting YouTube to your television, updating and activating the app using simple step-by-step methods.

Adding YouTube to Your VIZIO Smart TV

With these steps, you can add YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV by installing the application on your television.

  1. Press the “V” button on the remote to open the menu on your VIZIO Smart TV.
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  2. Use the arrow keys on the remote to access the Yahoo App Store on your TV.
  3. Press “OK” to open the app site and find YouTube under the “All Apps” section.
  4. Select “Install App” from the screen.
All Done!

Once the installation completes, launch the YouTube app from your VIZIO Smart TV’s Home screen.

Casting YouTube to Your VIZIO Smart TV

If you cannot find the YouTube app on your VIZIO Smart TV for installation, you can cast it to the television using our 3 step-by-step methods.

Method #1: Using a Smartphone

You can follow these steps to cast YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV using your smartphone (both iOS and Android).

  1. Connect your phone and VIZIO Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Install and open the YouTube app on your phone.
  3. Tap the cast icon at the top of the YouTube app’s home screen.
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  4. From the list of available devices, select your VIZIO Smart TV.
  5. Play the YouTube video on your smartphone and enjoy it on a larger screen.

Method #2: Using a PC

You can cast YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV using your PC with these steps.

  1. Ensure your PC and VIZIO Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Chrome browser on your Windows PC.
  3. Navigate to the YouTube website and log in to your account.
  4. Click the three-dot icon from the top-right corner of the screen.
  5. Choose “Cast” from the drop-down menu and select your VIZIO Smart TV from the list of available devices.
That’s It!

You can now successfully play your favorite YouTube videos on your PC and watch them on your VIZIO Smart TV.

Method #3: Using Apple AirPlay

With these steps, you can cast YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV using Apple AirPlay on your iOS device.

  1. Install and open the YouTube app on your iOS device.
  2. Ensure that your iPhone/iPad and VIZIO Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Log in to the YouTube app on your device and play the video you like.
  4. Tap the “AirPlay” icon from the Control Center by swiping up on the screen.
  5. Select “VIZIO Smart TV” from the list of available apps, and YouTube video from your iPad will start playing on the TV screen.
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Keep in Mind

As VIZIO Smart TV has AirPlay 2 built-in, you won’t face any problems streaming apps like YouTube using this feature.

Activating the YouTube App on Your VIZIO Smart TV

If you have just installed the YouTube app on your VIZIO Smart TV, you need to activate the application with these steps to be able to use it.

  1. Find the YouTube app under the “My Apps” section on your TV or its home screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys to find and open the app and note the activation code
  3. Open the YouTube website on your PC or smartphone.
  4. Enter the code on the TV screen and tap “Next”.
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  5. Log in to your YouTube account and open the app on your VIZIO Smart TV again.

Updating YouTube on Your VIZIO Smart TV

To fix various YouTube issues on your VIZIO Smart TV, always update the app in the following way. 

  1. Press the “V” button on the remote and select the YouTube app from the screen.
  2. Press the yellow button on the remote to check for an update.
  3. Press the yellow button again if an upgrade is available.

If your remote doesn’t have a yellow button, choose “Delete App” from the screen and press “OK” to confirm. Then, go to Yahoo App Store on your VIZIO Smart TV, select the YouTube app and choose “Install App” to reinstall it on your television.

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All Set!

The reinstalled version will be an upgrade of the previous one.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed how to add YouTube to your VIZIO Smart TV and cast it through your smartphone, PC, and Apple AirPlay. We have also looked into activating and updating the YouTube app on your smart TV.

We hope one of these methods has worked for you, and you can watch YouTube videos on your TV without facing any issues. 

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