VIZIO is one of the popular smart TV brands in the world. It has two types of smart TVs, VIZIO SmartCast TV and VIZIO Internet Access (VIA) TV. In the SmartCast TV, you can cast any of the video content from your smartphone. Whereas, in the VIA TV, you can install any of the apps from the Vizio App Store. In September 2020, VIZIO announced that the Apple TV app would be available on VIZIO Smart TVs.

You can’t install any apps manually on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Update your VIZIO SmartCast to the latest version to get the Apple TV app. To update, follow our guide on how to update VIZIO Smart TV.

Apple TV on VIZIO SmartCast TV

When you update your VIZIO SmartCast TV to the latest version, you will get the Apple TV app as a pre-installed streaming app. The app is now available for users in the USA and Canada. With the Apple TV app, you can access all the Apple Original shows, thousands of movies and TV shows, your rented or brought video titles from iTunes, and more. By signing in with the same Apple account that you are using on your iPhone, you can sync your TV with ease.

Apple TV on Vizio Smart TV

Apple TV subscription starts at $4.99 per month with a 7-day free trial. VIZIO also announced a limited-time offer that all the VIZIO SmartCast TV users can sign up for Apple TV+ and can get a three-month trial. This limited-time offer ended on October 16, 2020. Apart from the subscription, you can also subscribe to add-ons like SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and Starz. As the VIZIO Smart TVs are enabled with AirPlay 3 support, you can also cast the Apple TV app from your iPhone or iPad to the VIZIO Smart TV.

Procedure to Cast Apple TV to VIZIO Smart TV (VIA TV)

(1) Connect your iOS device (iPhone/iPad) to the same WiFi network as VIZIO Smart TV.

(2) Open the Apple TV app on your iOS device.

(3) On the playback screen, tap the AirPlay icon.

AirPlay icon

(4) It will search for a supported casting device. When it is detected, tap on your VIZIO Smart TV.

AirPlay feature

(5) When AirPlay is enabled, you will get a notification on the top of the screen. Now, the video will appear on your smart TV.

Apple TV on Vizio Smart TV

(6) To stop the casting, tap the AirPlay icon, and choose your iOS device.

If you have any issues with the casting or the AirPlay is not working on the Vizio Smart TV, do the following solutions.

  • Make sure that you enable the AirPlay feature on your Vizio Smart TV. (Press V button –> Extras –> Turn on the AirPlay feature).
  • Use the latest version of the iOS device (iOS 14.2).
  • Check your Vizio Smart TV in the list of AirPlay supported models. You can check the entire list on the Vizio Support page.
  • Update the Apple TV app on your Vizio Smart TV. Check our guide on how to update apps on Vizio Smart TV.
  • If nothing works, contact Apple Support or Vizio Support to get more information.

As the Apple TV is available for VIZIO SmartCast TV, we can expect the app to be released on VIZIO App Store for VIA TVs in the near future. Until then, use the AirPlay feature to cast the Apple TV video titles to your smart TV. Watch your favorite Apple TV shows on VIZIO Smart TV. Follow our space to get more updates about Apple TV and other Apple devices.

Related: How to Get Apple TV on Samsung Smart TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you use Apple TV on a VIZIO Smart TV?

Yes, you can. Access the Apple TV app on VIZIO SmartCast TV and cast the Apple TV on VIA TV.

2. Does my VIZIO TV have AirPlay?

Yes, all the VIZIO Smart TV has the AirPlay feature.