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Vizio has been one of the leading brands in the industry, offering smart TVs loaded with advanced features that take the entertainment level up a notch. While Vizio does not make any more new models now, many people are still using older Vizio smart TV models that work just as great.

As a Spectrum subscriber, you can explore multiple avenues of entertainment, one of which is the Spectrum TV app. The app is home to live TV and on-demand content that lets you enjoy it all even on the go. It is compatible with various platforms including Apple devices, Roku, Chromecast, and all sorts of smart TVs.

For a well-rounded entertainment experience, you can use the Vizio Spectrum App. However, the process of downloading Spectrum App on Vizio smart TV may not be as straightforward. This article will explore the different ways you can download the app on your Vizio smart TV, and how you can enjoy it seamlessly.

How to Watch the Spectrum App on Vizio Smart TV?

If your Vizio smart TV model is from 2016 onwards, you can download the Spectrum App easily from the Google Play Store. However, for older models, you will need the help of screen mirroring. Here are 3 ways you can watch Spectrum App on Vizio smart TV:

Download via Google Play Store

Follow these steps to download the Spectrum TV App on your Vizio Smart TV:

  1. Ensure your Vizio Smart TV is connected to a wired or wireless internet connection. An internet connection is necessary to add/install the Spectrum TV app.
  2. Turn on your Vizio Smart TV and press the “V” button on the remote. This will launch open the App Bar.
  3. Use the navigation or the arrow key on your remote to find and select “Google Play”.
  4. Press “OK” to launch Google Play. After this, you will see a list of all available apps appear on the TV screen.
  5. Browse through Google Play to find the Spectrum TV App.
  6. Click on the app and select the “Install App” option.
  7. The Spectrum TV App will start downloading. You will be able to see the app on the App Bar after the installation is complete.

Let the installation process complete before you launch the app and start streaming

Watch via Google Chromecast

If your Vizio smart TV seems to be incompatible with the Spectrum TV app, it might not be possible for you to download the app. Other than compatibility issues, there may be other underlying technical constraints not allowing you to download the app.

Luckily, there is another way you can try and watch live TV and on-demand on the big screen. For this method, you need to use Chromecast for casting or mirroring the app on the TV from another smart device, such as a phone or a tablet.

  1. Download the Spectrum TV App on your smart device (phone, tablet, or laptop).
  2. Ensure that your smart device (phone, tablet, and laptop) and the TV are connected to the same internet network
  3. From the Google Home App on your smart device, select the name of the TV you want to cast on.
  4. Once the content is cast on the screen, you can start navigating through the content and select something to stream.

Watch via Apple AirPlay

AirPlay is just another way of screen mirroring but for Apple devices. AirPlay will allow you to cast the Spectrum TV app from your MacBook, iPhone, and iPad onto the smart TV screen. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Connect your Apple device and the TV to the same internet connection.
  2. On your Apple device, choose the Spectrum TV app and start playing any title.
  3. Once the streaming starts, find the AirPlay icon at the top of the screen and tap it.
  4. From the list of device names, choose your Vizio TV for screen mirroring.
  5. Let the devices sync and start watching on the big screen.

Spectrum App – Features You Should Know About

Now that you know how to get the Spectrum TV app on your Vizio smart TV, here are some amazing features of the app you must explore!

Time-saving Program Search

Spectrum TV App allows you to sort your favorite programs in a jiffy. You can easily sift through programming from your full-TV lineup as well as On Demand titles and DVR recordings. Search by program titles, network names, categories, sports teams, or simply the channel numbers. You can also look back on all the channels you have watched recently and make a personalized guide by setting your most-liked channels for quick viewing. This lets you watch your favorites without having to waste precious time looking for them. You can also use this app to manage your DVR.

Parental Controls

Spectrum TV App brings you the convenience of setting parental controls on your Vizio Smart TV too. You can restrict your children from watching age-inappropriate content; all you need to do is enable parental controls and set a pin code. After that, you can conveniently block shows, channels, or any other content from showing on your smart TV in no time. Do keep in mind, parental controls need to be enabled for each device in the household although these controls will go into effect across the board.

DVR Management

The Spectrum TV app is home to all your DVR recordings. When you are away from home or just need to re-play your favorite TV show episode, the app will let you enjoy the recordings. Not only that, but it also gives you remote access to DVR management. You can schedule your recordings from the app even remotely.


To download or use the Spectrum TV app on your Vizio smart TV, you can use any of the 3 ways mentioned above – download via Google Play Store, use Chromecast for screen mirroring, or use AirPlay to cast the app from your iOS devices.

The Spectrum TV app comes free of cost with all Spectrum TV plans and packages. To discover the most suitable Spectrum deals, speak to a customer support representative at 855-423-0918.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to download apps on Vizio Smart TV?

The internet-powered TV allows you to download apps whenever you want. You can download the Spectrum TV app and get access to unlimited TV entertainment.

What comes with the Spectrum TV app?

You get access to Live TV, over 85,000 On Demand titles, and also your DVR recordings. Feel free to call the Spectrum phone number to know more!