How to Pair Vizio Remote to TV

Vizio Smart TVs are known for their design, features, and user-friendly interface. They are also popular amongst people as they are low on cost. Not only TV, but the company also sells Remote for its TVs. There are multiple Vizio remotes that users can buy. Remote is the key component of TV that enhances the user experience.

While you don’t need to pair the remote that comes with the TV itself, you might need to pair a Vizio remote you bought separately. If you are on the search for pairing a new Vizio Remote to TV, then you are in the right place.

Programming the Vizio remote control to work seamlessly with your TV is important to make the most of your entertainment system. Today, we will walk you through programming a Vizio Smart TV remote.

Before moving forward, make sure you have the correct remote codes for your smart TV if you have a universal remote for pairing. You can easily find the remote codes in the user manual on the TV or check out our list. Note that the codes are specific to each brand and model, so it’s essential to have the right ones. Once you have, proceed with the pairing.

How to Pair Vizio Voice Remote to TV

Vizio announced its voice remote at CES 2020 and released it in 2021. If you have a Vizio Voice remote and want to pair it with your TV, follow the below steps.

Note: The below mentioned steps will work with newly bought Vizio Voice Remote, or if you are switching from IR remote, then also you can follow these steps, or you can also use Vizio SmartCast Remote app from your smartphone.

Step 1: On your Vizio TV, select Menu (gear icon).

Step 2: Now navigate to System > Voice Remote.

Step 3: Now, you will see an option to Pair New Remote.

How to Pair Vizio Voice Remote

Step 4: When the Pair New Remote page open, press Mute and Microphone button together on your Voice remote for five seconds. Light will begin to flash.

This means your Vizio voice remote is paired with your TV. If you are setting up your new TV, then you will be instructed to pair the remote at the beginning of the setup process.

How to Pair Vizio Remote to TV

Just like the Voice Remote, you can easily pair the standard Vizio remote. Follow the below steps to pair the Vizio remote to the TV.

Step 1: First of all, power on your TV.

Step 2: Press the Menu button on the Vizio remote control.

How to Pair Vizio Remote to TV

Step 3: Navigate to System or Settings using the arrow keys, then select Remote Setup.

Step 4: Now, you will be asked to enter the code. Depending on your TV model, type in the code.

Step 5: If the entered code is correct, your TV will display a confirmation message that you have paired it.

Step 6: Once done, test whether the remote control is working perfectly by pressing several buttons.

Step 7: If all the buttons are working fine, it means the remote is paired successfully. If some buttons are not functioning as expected, repeat the programming process.

Step 8: After verifying that the remote is working fine, save the settings by following the on-screen instructions.

How to Pair Vizio SmartCast Remote App to TV

Vizio TVs have a SmartCast mobile app, which you can use to pair your phone or tablet to set up your device for the first time. Here’s how you can pair the Smartcast remote app with the TV:

Step 1: Install the Vizio SmartCast app from the Google Play Store. Make sure your TV and phone are connected to same WiFi.

How to Pair Vizio Remote to TV

Step 2: Open the app and tap on the Select Device option on the top.

Step 3: Now tap on Get Started and follow the on-screen instructions. It will look for devices connected to same WiFi.

Step 4: Choose your television from the device list and enter the code displayed on the TV.

Step 5: Once done, the control menu will appear. You can use the available buttons to control your Vizio TV.

How to Program Vizio Remote Using Setup Code

You can also use the Setup code to program your Vizio TV. This method is useful if you have a newer model; for this method, you don’t need codes. Follow the below steps to see how you can program a Vizio remote using the Setup Code.

Step 1: Long-press the TV and Menu buttons at once for 10 seconds.

Step 2: When Vizio appears on your TV, release the buttons.

Step 3: Use the number keys to enter 0000 and tap OK.

Step 4: Select Cable, then press OK.

Step 5: Now, you will be asked to enter your ZIP code. Type in the code, then tap OK.

Step 6: Choose your cable box and press OK.

Step 7: Now, you will be asked to turn on your cable box. Turn it on, press OK, and change channels until you see a message that says “Power.”

Step 8: Press the TV button on the remote.

Program a Universal Remote to Vizio TV

If you are looking to program a universal remote control for your Vizio TV. You can check out our detailed guide on how to program a universal remote to Vizio TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Should I Do If My Vizio Smart TV Remote Stops Working?

If the Vizio remote stops working, you need to try replacing its batteries, as that might be the reason for the issue. If it doesn’t help you resolve the issue, check out our dedicated guide on how to fix the Vizio remote that is not working.

Q. Can I Use a Universal Remote With My Vizio TV?

Yes, you can use a universal remote control to control your Vizio TV, as universal remotes are made to work with multiple devices and can be programmed to control your Vizio TV. We have a dedicated article on how to program a universal remote for your Vizio TV model.

So, this was all about how you can pair a Vizio remote to a TV. I hope the article helped you pair the normal remote, SmartCast remote app on the TV. We have also added the steps to program Vizio TV using a universal remote code.

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