We all know that there is no as such functionality installed in Vizio TV, so you need to connect it to the supporting device that supports Vizio app on it.
Hulu Plus app
There is a particular app system named Via for Vizio TV that is connected to the Hulu Plus account. This app system is similar to one found in all Android and other OS based smartphones. You are not required to pay any additional subscription for this app. However, you will be required to connect your TV to the network for using this service.
We want to mention here that you can’t create a new account on via apps. If you are using the app for the first time, then you need to subscribe on the official website first and then open the app and enter the information by referring your site account details.
Connecting to the network using LAN cable
Step 1: Attach your Ethernet cable one end to the Router port and another end of the same cable to the Back of your TV.
Step 2: Switch on the TV and press ‘V’ button from the remote and select HDTV from the source list in the app bar.
Step 3: Now check the speed of your network by clicking on ‘check speed’ from the screen. If the test goes successful, then you will find a successful message on the screen.
Connect using wireless router
Step 1: Note down the passcode of your wireless router that is required during the setup phase.
Step 2: The second step is same as that of Ethernet one i: e, Press the ‘via’ button from the TV remote after switching it on.
Step 3: Click on ‘Network’ and wait until your device scans the available Wi-Fi network.
Step 4: Select the right network from the list of Wi-Fi networks and click ‘ok’.
Step 5: Now, you are required to enter the passkey of your Wi-Fi network by using the on-screen keyboard of your TV. Click on ‘OK’ to proceed further. Once your passkey gets verified, you will get connected to the network.
Step 6: Click on ‘Test Connection’ icon to check your network downloading speed. Your TV screen will then display the Wi-Fi internet speed.
Downloading and installing the Hulu App
Step 1: Again press the ‘V’ button of your TV remote.
Step 2: Select Via from the app bar.
Step 3: Search for Hulu Plus app in the app list and tap on it.
Step 4: Click on ‘Install’ to start installing the app.
Step 5: Enter the account information to log in to the Hulu Plus app and start streaming.
Console box or Set-top box
In case, your Vizio app doesn’t support ‘via’ app, then you need to connect a streaming device to your TV that supports Hulu app. You can use any Gaming console or set-top box for this purpose. If you don’t know the list of supported devices, then you can visit the official website of Hulu Plus app. The popular devices that support this app are:
Sony PlayStation 4
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
Connection setup if used on computer
If you want to cast the contents from the computer screen to the big screen, then you need to connect the computer to the TV with the help of HDMI cable. Install the Hulu Plus app on the computer and start playing the contents through it.
The steps to connect your TV to the computer are as follows:
- Connect one end of HDMI cable to TV and other to the HDMI output of your computer.
- Switch on the TV and enter the login details on the Hulu website to start streaming.