Vizio TV offers access to several streaming platforms, like YouTube, Netflix, and others, where you can watch your favorite content, including movies and shows. If you are looking to get a web browser on Vizio TV, it can be complicated as the TV officially does not support it. But that does not mean you can’t access it, there is a way to get it. In this article, we will walk you through the process by which you can get a web browser on Vizio smart TV.
A web browser is an app that allows you to access websites and the Internet. While browsers are used on a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even smart TVs, Vizio doesn’t allow users to get and access web browsers directly on their TVs.
But that does not mean you can’t access the web browser on your Vizio TV at all. To use a web browser on your Vizio smart TV, you will need to mirror your phone or computer to the TV or get a streaming device. Read on to check out how you can achieve this.
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Check Your Internet Connection
Before moving forward, we need to ensure the Vizio TV is connected to a stable internet connection. Here’s how you can check and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: On the Vizio remote control, press the Menu button.
Step 2: Choose Network > Network Connection > Wireless.
Step 3: Select the network you want to connect to.
Step 4: Enter the password, then tap OK to connect to the network.
How to Get Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV [Using a Streaming Device]
After connecting the Vizio TV to a network, you’ll need to get yourself a streaming device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, or others. Here’s how you can connect it to the TV:
Step 1: Connect the device to the Vizio TV.
Step 2: Once connected, switch to the HDMI port on the Vizio TV using the remote.
Step 3: To install a browser on a Fire TV stick, go to the home screen.
Step 4: Click on the search box and type Silk Browser.
Step 5: From the search results, tap on the Silk browser.
Step 6: Click on Download or Get to install the app.
Finally, open the app and use the Fire TV remote to navigate and use the browser as you wish on your Vizio TV. If you are using Android operating system based Google Chrome cast, then check out our list of best web browsers for Android TV.
How to Get Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV [By Mirroring Your Phone]
As we mentioned earlier, you can also get the web browser on your Vizio TV by mirroring your phone. All Vizio smart TVs have a Smart Cast feature to mirror your phone to the TV. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: First, connect your Vizio TV and phone to the same network.
Step 2: Install the Google Home app on your phone, then open it.
Step 3: Select your Vizio Smart TV from the home page.
Step 4: Next, select Cast My Screen.
How to Get Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV [By Mirroring Your PC]
Similar to the phone, you can also mirror your PC to a Vizio smart TV and get the web browser on the TV. Here’s how you can mirror your computer:
Step 1: Connect your TV and PC to the same Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Open a browser on your PC, like Chrome.
Step 3: Tap on the three-dot icon at the top and select Cast.
Step 4: The PC will look for displays; select your Vizio TV.
Step 5: Select whether you want to share your web browser’s screen or the whole system, along with the audio as well. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the casting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is There a Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV?
No, officially, you can’t get a web browser on the Vizio TV. However, using streaming, a gaming console, or mirroring a device, you can access it on your Vizio TV.
Q. Does Vizio TV have Chrome?
Although Vizio TVs don’t have Chrome browsers, you can easily cast the Chrome browser from your PC. To do so, tap on the three-dot icon in the browser on your PC. Select Cast, follow the on-screen instructions to mirror your PC to Vizio TV, and surf the web on the big screen.
So, this was all about how you can get a web browser on a Vizio smart TV. I hope the article helped you access the browser on TV, either by using a streaming device or casting your device.
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