For those in search of an exceptional online video streaming experience, Pluto TV is a top choice worldwide, offering not only on-demand content but also live TV channels. Users can enjoy their favorite shows, movies, and live TV programming whenever they want, regardless of their location.
Vizio, a well-known manufacturer of high-quality smart TVs, designs its products to be fully compatible with the Pluto TV app, making it easy to access all of this content.
If you have a Vizio TV, continue reading to learn how to install Pluto TV on your device with just a few simple steps.
Once the setup is complete, your Vizio Smart TV will be ready to stream any series, movie, or live TV channel available on Pluto TV, providing you with a memorable viewing experience.
ℹ Want to watch Pluto TV on Vizio? Try this first…
If you have a Vizio Smart TV manufactured in 2016 or later, you can download and install Pluto TV directly onto Vizio SmartCast:
- Turn on your Vizio TV and ensure that it is properly connected to the internet
- To access the SmartCast menu, select the V button located in the center of your remote
- Choose the All Apps tab that’s located at the very top of the display
- Go to the bottom of the page to find the Pluto TV app
- After selecting the Pluto TV app, click the Install button
- Create a new Pluto TV account or enter the credentials associated with your current Pluto TV account, and you’ll be ready to start watching!
💡 If you have a Vizio TV that was manufactured before 2016, it probably doesn’t run the SmartCast operating system but rather Via or Via+ software, which limits the number of apps you can install.
Pluto TV most likely WILL NOT work with this outdated software. Skip to this section if you have an older Vizio TV and can’t get Tubi to properly install.
How to Get Pluto TV if your Vizio Smart TV Doesn’t Have a ‘V’ Button
If your Vizio remote doesn’t have a V button in the center, you can try pressing the Input button until the SmartCast option appears. Once the SmartCast interface loads, choose All Apps to find the Pluto TV app and follow steps #5 and #6 above ☝
How to Activate Pluto TV on Vizio Smart TV
Once you have the Pluto TV app installed on your Vizio Smart TV the next step is to activate your Pluto TV account.
Here are the steps:
- Launch the Pluto TV app, then select Sign In
- You’ll be presented with the option to log in with a username/password
- Once your login credentials are entered you can start streaming Pluto TV on your Vizio TV
How to Get Pluto TV on Vizio TV with Chromecast
Don’t panic if you’re having issues with the Pluto TV SmartCast app on your 2016 or newer Vizio Smart TV. The built-in Chromecast feature makes it easy to view and enjoy your favorite shows and movies.
Before you try to watch Pluto TV on your Vizio TV using Chromecast, make sure your phone (or computer) and TV are BOTH connected to the SAME WiFi network.
- Ensure that your Vizio TV is equipped with Chromecast or that another Chromecast device is properly connected
- Install the Pluto TV app on your mobile device or computer, then run it
- After entering your login information, click the Log In button
- Select the Cast button in the upper right corner
- Select your Vizio TV or Chromecast from the list that appears
After selecting a movie or TV show to view and clicking the Watch Now button, Pluto TV should stream flawlessly on your Vizio through Chromecast.
Use Apple AirPlay to Watch Pluto TV on Vizio TV
If you own a Vizio Smart TV from 2016 or later and are having trouble with the Pluto TV SmartCast app, you do have another choice. Enjoy your favorite shows and movies without any fuss thanks to the TV’s AirPlay connectivity with Apple devices.
To avoid connection problems when streaming Pluto TV on your Vizio TV using AirPlay, make sure your phone (or computer) and TV are BOTH connected to the SAME WiFi network.
- Make sure that your Vizio TV is compatible with AirPlay; otherwise, the software on your Vizio TV will need to be updated
- Install the Pluto TV app from your app store and open it on your phone or computer
- Type in your username and password, then click Log In
- Select the AirPlay button in the upper right corner
- Select your Vizio TV from the list that appears
The final step is to navigate the Pluto TV app, pick a movie or TV show and click the Watch Now button. Pluto TV will start streaming on your Vizio by using Apple Airplay technology!
How to Get Pluto TV on Older Vizio TVs (Streaming Devices & Gaming Consoles)
Pluto TV is not officially supported by Vizio TVs manufactured before 2016, but there are a few workarounds available.
Pluto TV is compatible with a large number of current smart devices. In addition to your Vizio TV, you may use the following to watch all your favorite shows and movies:
- Smartphones: Android, iOS
- Streaming Devices: Roku, TiVo, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast
- Gaming Consoles: Xbox, PlayStation
- Cable Companies: Comcast Xfinity
If you follow the steps below, you should be able to play video content from the Pluto TV app on at least one of your devices. 👇
- Connect the streaming device via WiFi to your Vizio TV (and an electrical outlet, if necessary)
- The next step is to locate Pluto TV in your device’s app store, press the Download button, and then sit tight as the app is installed
- Open the Pluto TV app and select the movie or tv show you wish to watch
The specific steps will change according to the type of device you’re using.
If you are still having problems getting your Vizio to work with Pluto TV you may have an issue with your Vizio wireless internet connection or SmartCast operating system malfunctioning.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you own a Vizio TV and have ever wondered how to get Pluto TV, here are some of the most often asked questions and their answers 👇
Can you get Pluto TV on Vizio TV?
Yes. The Pluto TV app is natively available on all Vizio Smart TVs running SmartCast version 2.0 & 3.0 software. Every Vizio model manufactured in 2016 or later will run Pluto TV.
Why won’t Pluto TV work on my Vizio TV?
You can check that you are using the most recent version of the Pluto TV app by forcibly shutting it and then reinstalling it. Streaming problems may be fixed as a result, and if there are awaiting app updates, a notification asking you to install them will appear on your home screen.
Is Pluto TV available on all Smart TVs?
Yes. Pluto TV is available on all major smart TV brands. Vizio, LG, Samsung, and TCL are all compatible with Pluto TV.
As mentioned previously, there are a number of ways to get Pluto TV on your Vizio Smart TV:
- Install Pluto TV directly onto Vizio SmartCast (EASIEST SOLUTION)
- Stream Pluto TV with Chromecast
- Stream Pluto TV with Airplay
I really hope that this helped you watch your favorite Pluto TV content on your Vizio. If you’ve discovered an alternative method, please feel free to share your insights in the comments section below 👇