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How To Get Spectrum App on Vizio Smart TV


Spectrum TV is a reliable streaming app famous for having 250 popular live TV channels such as Animal Planet, Food Network, BBC, AMC, and 30,000 on-demand movies. It also features a built-in DVR feature you can use to stream and record live TV shows while you’re offline. 

If you own the internet-enabled Vizio Smart TV, you’ll need to manually download and install the Spectrum TV app as it doesn’t come pre-installed like some other apps. After doing so, you can start having a great time in your living room watching your favorite TV show or movie. 

What Steps Should You Follow To Install the Spectrum App on Your Vizio Smart TV?

Although the Spectrum TV app doesn’t come pre-installed on the Vizio Smart TV, downloading and installing it is pretty straightforward. Below are the steps you should follow to install this streaming app on your Vizio Smart TV.

Step #1: Connect Your Vizio Smart TV to the Internet

The first thing you need to do is establish an internet connection to your Vizio Smart TV. Otherwise, the steps below will be futile because you can’t download and install the Spectrum TV app without an internet connection. 

Step #2: Search for the “V” Button and Click It

Check the remote of your Vizio Smart TV for a “V” button and double click it. You’ll see an app bar appear on your TV screen. The interface will look similar to your Vizio Smart TV’s pre-installed app directory. 

Step #3: Select Google Play 

Now search the App Store to find the Spectrum TV app for you to start downloading it onto your Vizio Smart TV.  

Step #4: Search for the Spectrum TV App

To find the Spectrum TV app, you can browse through the available options on Google Play. Go to All Apps > Latest > Categories > Featured on your Vizio Smart TV.  

If you don’t want the hassle of scrolling through many different apps, go to the search button and search for the Spectrum TV app. Once you locate it, go ahead and install it. 

Step #5: Install the Spectrum TV App

To install the Spectrum TV app, you’ll need to first open it by pressing the OK button on your TV remote. After that, look for the “Install App” option with the arrow keys and select it. The installation of the Spectrum TV app will start right away. Once complete, you’ll see the app on the app bar of your smart TV. 

With the Spectrum app now installed on your Vizio Smart TV, you can start enjoying your favorite movies and shows. 

And because the Spectrum TV app is free, you won’t be disturbed by prompts requiring you to subscribe to a particular plan. This is because all the Spectrum TV packages are free to watch.   

How Can You Cast Spectrum TV From Your Smartphone to Your Vizio Smart TV?

You can also watch your favorite content by casting the Spectrum TV app from your smartphone straight to your Vizio Smart TV. To do this, follow these steps: 

Step #1: Connect Your Vizio Smart TV and Your Smartphone to the Same Network

The first step for you to begin streaming your favorite content on the Spectrum TV app is to ensure that your smartphone (iOS or Android) and Vizio Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.  

Step #2: Download the Spectrum TV App

You’ll now need to download and install the Spectrum TV app on your smartphone from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android.  

Step #3: Open the Spectrum TV App

You’ll now need to open the Spectrum TV app from your smartphone. After that, click on the Chromecast icon, which allows you to mirror the content on your smartphone to your Vizio Smart TV.  

Step #4: Scan for Devices

After clicking on the Chromecast icon, you’ll see a list of all available gadgets. Go ahead and choose your Vizio Smart TV from this list. 

Step #5: Watch Content on the Spectrum TV App

Now start watching content from your Spectrum TV app, and it’ll consequently display itself on your Vizio Smart TV.


Vizio Smart TVs are famous for their superb watching experience, and one app you can use to stream your favorite content is the Spectrum TV app. But because this app doesn’t come pre-installed by default, you’ll need to install it yourself. 

This article has detailed the step-by-step installation process of the Spectrum TV app. It has also covered how you can use your smartphone to cast TV shows and movies onto your Vizio Smart TV. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Spectrum TV app compatible with a computer? 

While you can find the Spectrum TV app on many gadgets to watch your favorite movie or TV show, this doesn’t apply when using a computer. Fortunately, you can get around this by installing the Spectrum TV app on your PC using Android emulators such as BlueStacks on macOS and Windows 7, 8, and 10 or Spectrum TV APK. 

On what other gadgets is the Spectrum TV app available? 

You can find the Spectrum TV app on other gadgets, including Xbox, Samsung TVs released in 2012, Firestick TV, iOS gadgets, and Roku TV. In addition, the Spectrum TV app can also be found on Amazon gadgets other than the first generation Kindle Fire. 

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