Note that you may not be able to use the TV or turn it off while it updates itself, so make sure you do this at a time convenient for you.
Often, your Vizio TV will automatically update, but if it's not doing so, you can take steps to make sure you have the latest firmware and software on your television. Want to make sure you have the latest features? Nowadays, high-tech companies are growing like mushrooms after rain.
Grumpy because of the fact that you have to update your Vizio yourself? It was the route most TV manufacturers took by installing the app directly onto the TV. Resources 1 Vizio: Generally, a Vizio Smart TV can receive updates to the low-level software code called firmware automatically.
You can also update the firmware which apparently triggers an app update too. Why not? Now, since more competition means fewer customers to go around, the crafty folks at the helms of these massive corporations have to get creative to get an audience. Bless the new proud owners with a never-ending stream of updates, of course!
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You should see an on-screen progress indicator showing you how far along the update process is. However, since every so often something along the way can go sour, having the skills needed to find a solution to this gargantuan problem will be of massive importance to you! All new Vizio models use SmartCast TV so if you bought your TV within the past year, you will likely use this feature instead of installed apps.
Some Vizio TVs can even do this while the device is turned off, as long as it's plugged in and able to connect to the internet. From there, scroll to "Check for Updates" to manually see if Vizio has published any new code that your TV should download and install. It pretty much consists of pursuing the 2 nd point from above.
How to Upgrade the Firmware on a Vizio Television. Once you've confirmed the TV is online, return to the menu and scroll to the "System" menu. Depending on which text editor you're pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.
Depending on the model of TV, you will either have to manually update them or let the network do it for you. Once the TV checks for updates, it will install the latest version of its firmware as needed.
You should now be able to open SmartCast TV and see any new apps or features released with the update. Before you start the process, make sure you have a stable internet connection. The network settings may give you an option to test your network connection, or you can attempt to use a streaming app on the TV to see whether you have a working connection. Mind you, this process is mostly automated.