How to Get Internet Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV?

How to Get Web Browser on Vizio Smart TV

Vizio offers access to a lot of streaming platforms like Youtube, Netflix, and Disney+ to satisfy the desire of every Smart TV user for content. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no way to get a full web browser on your Vizio smart TV. You can only gain access to streaming applications. 

However, you can get a web browser onto your TV screen in other ways. Our technical experts have listed a few ways to get a web browser in just a few steps.

Can You Get an Internet Browser on Your Vizio TV?

Having direct access to your internet browser on Vizio Smart TVs is not possible at the moment. While direct access to the Internet on Vizio Smart TVs cannot be done, there are several ways to do it that involve a browser device, Smartcast, or cables.

This way, you can watch YouTube videos and your favorite TV shows on Netflix and mirror or cast what’s on your external device to the Vizio Smart TV without much hassle.

How to Connect to the Internet to Access Built-In Apps

You need to have an internet connection to access the built-in apps on your Vizio TV. The first step is to check the settings on your Vizio Smart TV set. Start by checking your internet connection in your home. Is the router working? Is the Wi-Fi [1] signal strong? Is the internet cable plugged in and secure?

check wireless connection

Then make changes to the DHCP settings, and test it on other devices to check if the internet is working. If it is, reset your Vizio Smart TV and turn it on again. If everything seems right with your Vizio Smart TV, but you still can’t connect, then try to reset your internet router instead.

If you’re still struggling with how to get web browser on a Vizio Smart TV and cannot access the network even if the internet connection in your home is working, our technicians suggest looking up the Vizio warranty service. You may need to call customer support to get some answers to your questions because chances are, there is a problem with your TV and not the network.

How to Connect to the Wired and Wireless Networks

As a smart TV user, you can also gain access to the internet browser on Vizio Smart TV sets by connecting it wired or wirelessly.

Wired Connection

Step #1: Connect Ethernet Cable to the TV

To access the world wide web on your Vizio Smart TV, start by connecting the Ethernet cable to the LAN port on your HDTV.

connecting the TV using an ethernet cable

Step #2: Press Menu Button on Remote

Once the cable is securely plugged in, locate the Menu button on your Vizio TV remote, find Network Item option, and press OK.

Step #3: Choose Wired Network Option

The last step is where you select the Wired Network option on the menu to gain access to the network and the world wide web.

Wireless Connection

Step #1: Press Menu Button on Remote

Like the first step, find and press the Menu button on your Vizio TV remote.

Step #2: Open Network Connection

The next step will open the Network options. Locate Network Item and press OK.

choose wifi network

Step #3: Opt for the Wireless Option

Select Network Connection and then choose the wireless option.

Step #4: Select Preferred WiFi Connection

From the list of connection networks on your Vizio Smart TV, find the username of your preferred network and type in the password to connect to the internet web browser.

Alternatives: Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick

As our media team mentioned, you can also gain connection to the internet with browser devices. More specifically, we’ll be looking at Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can use any other Android-based browser equipment and the process won’t deviate too much from the steps below.

firestick settings on vizio tv

The first step is to locate and connect your chosen browser device to the HDMI port on the back of your Vizio Smart TV. The precise location of this port will vary depending on the model of your Vizio TV, but having an HDMI port is imperative to getting a web browser on Vizio TVs. 

You can also make use of the cat5 port or the PC cable unit and connect your browser device to those ports if you cannot locate the HDMI connection. The cat5 and PC cable input locations will also vary between Vizio Smart TV models.

Once you are sure your device is securely connected to your Vizio Smart TV, turn it on, head over to the Settings, and switch over to HDMI input. You will then need to log into your Amazon or Google account to start using your Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick.

After everything is connected, users can use the Silk browser on Amazon Fire TV Stick or the Google browser on Chromecast to get the internet web browser onto Vizio TVs. Connecting an external device in order to use the browser on Vizio TV sets can seem like a lot of work, but doing so provides other benefits such as the unique applications they can provide.

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Setting up TV to wifi without the help of remote

Conclusion

How to get web browser on a Vizio smart TV? The quick answer is you can’t, but there are steps you can take to get around it. You can get the internet browser on Vizio smart TV sets by using a wireless or cable network or enlisting the help of browser devices. TV users will then be able to enjoy movies and shows on various streaming apps.

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Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.