What is Night Mode on a Vizio Soundbar? What Does it Do?

A Vizio soundbar is a great way to boost the audio quality of your TV, but did you know that it has a special Night Mode? 

This mode is designed to give you the best sound quality possible when watching TV at night. Here’s what you need to know about Vizio Night Mode and what it does.

Vizio Soundbar Night Mode, Explained

While most people are familiar with the basics of using a soundbar, one feature often goes misunderstood: night mode.

Night Mode is a special setting on your Vizio soundbar that helps to reduce the overall volume while still providing clear and accurate sound. Vizio’s soundbar is great for all your favorite TV shows and movies, but what if you want to watch something in bed with the lights off?

tv and Vizio soundbar

The Night Mode will ensure that no matter when or where they’re watching their videos. It feels more comfortable than ever with tunes like “generalized darkness” as background noise while turning down brightness levels.

What Does Night Mode Do on My Vizio Soundbar?

Vizio’s Night Mode feature is designed to reduce the overall volume of your soundbar while still delivering clear, high-quality audio. When enabled, Night Mode will automatically lower the volume of loud sounds and boost quieter ones. 

This makes it ideal for watching TV at night without disturbing others in your household. There are several benefits of using Night Mode on your Vizio soundbar.

Vizio soundbar light indicators

When to Enable Night Mode

There are two main scenarios in which Night Mode can be useful. First, if you’re watching TV late at night and don’t want to disturb others in your household, Night Mode can help by keeping the overall volume down while still delivering clear audio.

Second, if you’re watching a movie or TV show with loud scenes and want to protect your speakers from damage. Night Mode can help by reducing the overall volume during those loud scenes.

How to Turn on Night Mode on My Vizio Soundbar

Turning on Night Mode is easy. Just follow these simple steps:

Vizio soundbar remote
  1. Locate the “Night Mode” button on your Vizio remote. It is located just below the “Volume” buttons and has a small crescent moon icon.
  2. Press and hold the “Night Mode” button for three seconds. The LED lights on your soundbar will flash once to indicate that Night Mode has been activated.
  3. To exit Night Mode, press and hold the “Night Mode” button for three seconds again. The LED lights will flash twice this time to indicate that Night Mode has been deactivated.

How to Tell if My Vizio Soundbar is in Night Mode

Night Mode is easy to activate. Simply look for the “Night Mode” button on your Vizio soundbar remote control. Once you see it, just press the button, and your Vizio soundbar will enter Night Mode.

Night Mode ON - Vizio Remote

To tell if your Vizio soundbar is in Night Mode, just look for the LED [1] indicator on the soundbar. When Night Mode is activated, the LED will be illuminated.

How About TruVolume?

In addition to NightMode, Vizio soundbars also featureTruVolume—another great feature for reducing volume without compromising audio quality. TruVolume works similarly to Night Mode by automatically lowering the volume during loud scenes and boosting quieter sounds.

However, unlike the fixed settings in Night Mode, TruVolume can be adjusted to find the perfect balance for your particular needs. This is also a great way to keep your soundbar on point without disturbing others in your home or damaging your speakers during loud scenes.


There are many benefits to using the Vizio Night Mode soundbar—especially if you’re a fan of movies or video games. As the name implies, it’s the perfect setting to use during late hours. 

So why not give them a try next time you sit for entertainment at night? We think you’ll be glad you did!


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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.