Looking for the ultimate online video streaming experience? Tubi is undoubtedly one of the leading choices worldwide. Offering an extensive range of movies and television shows completely free of charge, it brings endless entertainment options right to your fingertips.
As an ad-supported streaming service, Tubi allows viewers to access a diverse library of content without the need for a subscription. This budget-friendly option makes it an attractive choice for those seeking both popular titles and hidden gems.
If you own a Vizio smart TV, you’re in luck, as it’s perfectly suited for accessing content through the Tubi app. Keep reading and I’ll walk you through how to get Tubi on your Vizio TV in no time, just by following a few easy steps.
ℹ Want to watch Tubi on Vizio? Try this first…
If you have a Vizio Smart TV manufactured in 2016 or later, you can download and install Tubi 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 Tubi app
- After selecting the Tubi app, click the Install button
- Create a new Tubi account or enter the credentials associated with your current Tubi 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.
Tubi most likely WILL NOT work with this outdated software.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 Tubi 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 Tubi app and follow steps #5 and #6 above☝
How to Activate Tubi on Vizio Smart TV
Activating your Tubi account is the next step after installing the Tubi app on your Vizio Smart TV.
Here are the steps:
- Launch the Tubi app, then select Login
- You’ll be presented with a website and a code
- Visit tubitv.com/activate on your computer or mobile device, enter the activation code
- Wait for the screen to refresh, and start streaming Tubi on your Vizio TV
How to Get Tubi on Vizio TV with Chromecast
If you own a Vizio Smart TV produced in 2016 or later and are having issues with the Tubi SmartCast app, don’t fret! The built-in Chromecast feature makes it easy to view and enjoy your favorite shows and movies.
Before you try to watch Tubi 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 Tubi 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, Tubi should stream flawlessly on your Vizio through Chromecast.
Use Apple AirPlay to Watch Tubi on Vizio TV
There is an alternative to the Tubi SmartCast app for users with Vizio Smart TVs manufactured in 2016 or later. If you own an Apple product, you can kick back and watch your favorite shows on the TV because it supports AirPlay.
To avoid connection problems when streaming Tubi 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 Tubi 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 Tubi app, pick a movie or TV show and click the Watch Now button. Tubi will start streaming on your Vizio by using Apple Airplay technology!
How to Get Tubi on Older Vizio TVs (Streaming Devices & Gaming Consoles)
Using Tubi on a Vizio TV that was manufactured before 2016 is not officially supported, but there are workarounds available.
Support for Tubi is built into most newer smart devices. In addition to your Vizio TV, you can use these other devices 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
No matter which option you have laying around, one if not all of them will be able to play video content from the Tubi app by following the steps below 👇
- Connect the streaming device via WiFi to your Vizio TV (and an electrical outlet, if necessary)
- The next step is to locate Tubi in your device’s app store, press the Download button, and then sit tight as the app is installed
- Open the Tubi 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about getting Tubi on your Vizio TV 👇
Can you get Tubi on Vizio TV?
Yes. The Tubi 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 Tubi.
Why won’t Tubi work on my Vizio TV?
You can check that you are using the most recent version of the Tubi 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 Tubi available on all Smart TVs?
Yes. Tubi is available on all major smart TV brands. Vizio, LG, Samsung, and TCL are all compatible with Tubi.
As mentioned previously, there are a number of ways to get Tubi on your Vizio Smart TV:
- Install Tubi directly onto Vizio SmartCast (EASIEST SOLUTION)
- Stream Tubi with Chromecast
- Stream Tubi with Airplay
I truly hope you were able to use this information to stream your favorite Tubi shows and movies on your Vizio. I’d be extremely thankful if you could share any other possible solution with me in the comments section below if you came across one 👇