YouTube TV is an upgraded product of YouTube from Google. Apart from getting the content of YouTube, you get to stream Live TV channels on YouTube TV. With a subscription for about $64.99/month, you will get 60+ Live TV channels. Additionally, you get the other YouTube Premium benefits like ad-free, offline downloads, background play, YouTube Music, etc. Vizio is one of the top-selling smart TVs that has lots of interesting apps built-in. Unfortunately, fewer model Vizio TV doesn’t let its users add apps onto the TV, including YouTube TV. Hence this section discusses the alternative ways to access YouTube TV on Vizio Smart TV.
Get YouTube TV on Vizio Smart TV
Most of the Vizio smart TVs have apps installed by default but YouTube TV is not one of them. Also, there is no way to add the YouTube TV app to Vizio smart TV if it wasn’t preinstalled. However, you can access YouTube TV on Vizio TV with an alternative approach.
Cast YouTube TV to Vizio Smart TV
YouTube TV app support cast feature. While playing any videos, you can find the cast icon on the top-right corner. Tapping that will do the charms. You can cast YouTube TV from a smartphone or a computer.
The following steps apply to both Android and iOS devices. And the steps remain the same for both Vizio TV with an in-built cast or while using an external Chromecast device. Follow the steps given below to cast YouTube TV from smartphones to the Vizio Smart TV.
Step 1: Connect your smartphone and your Vizio smart TV to the same WiFi network. This will help the devices to establish the connection.
Step 3: Open the YouTube TV app and Log in with your Google account credentials if you want.
Step 4: You can find the cast icon on the home screen of the YouTube TV app. Tap the cast icon.
Step 5: From the list of available devices choose your Vizio TV or Chromecast device.
Step 6: Now choose the video or Live TV you want to stream on the Vizio Smart TV.
To stop casting tap the cast icon and then choose Stop Casting.
To cast YouTube TV from a computer you need a Google Chrome browser. The following method will be applicable for the both Windows and Mac PC. Follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Connect your computer and your Vizio smart TV to the same WiFi network. This will help the devices to establish the connection.
Step 2: Open the Google Chrome Browser on your Windows or Mac PC.
Step 3: And then go to the YouTube TV site. And log in to your account.
Step 4: Right-click anywhere on the screen and choose the Cast option. You can find the cast option under the three-dotted Menu icon on the top-right corner.
Step 5: Now your PC browser will search for the available devices and list to out.
Step 6: Under Sources drop-down choose the Cast Tab option. And make sure that the radio button near your device name is checked.
Step 7: Start playing your Live TV which you want to stream.
That is it. YouTube TV will start streaming on your Vizio TV. To stop casting click on the Cast icon and choose the Stop casting option.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why can’t I download apps on Vizio Smart TV?
Most of the Vizio smart TVs are preinstalled with applications. The OS hasn’t yet got the support to download apps.
2. What are the alternative ways to watch YouTube TV on Vizio TV?
There are a few alternative ways. We can download the app on any of the streaming devices like Firestick, Roku, or Apple TV, etc., and download the YouTube TV app on the device and start streaming. You can also get YouTube TV on Xbox and PlayStation or YouTube on Nvidia Shield.
3. How to add apps on Vizio Smart TV?
You can refer here to add apps on Vizio Smart TV. The method differs with respect to the TV model and version.
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