Do You Want To Enjoy Hulu Plus On Your Vizio TV?

Vizio tv with hulu

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:

Microsoft Xbox


Sony PlayStation 4

Nintendo Wii and Wii U

Apple TV

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:

  1. Connect one end of HDMI cable to TV and other to the HDMI output of your computer.
  2. Switch on the TV and enter the login details on the Hulu website to start streaming.

Tips to help you in getting most out of your Hulu

Tips to help hulu

A strong option for anyone who wants to watch the TV online and that too legally is Hulu. I think Hulu is must have if you want to get rid of your cable TV by cutting the cord as it offers the access of next day to all the ongoing shows. This is something that you will not be able to find on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. There are many tips and tricks that you should employ for actually optimizing your Hulu experience. Here are the tips that you must start using right away:

Access Hulu from outside the US

One of the main reason for not cutting the cord yet is that you will not be able to watch Hulu if by any way you will leave the United States. There are two ways of doing this. One is to use a paid VPN that will allow video streaming and the other way is to include DNS tunneling and unblocking browser extensions. If the VPN is not the option for you to try, then you can try out this option.

Track New Episodes with Watchlist

One of the best features of Hulu over Netflix and Amazon Prime video is Watch list. This is the easiest and convenient feature of Hulu to use all features. Now you will get so much of the high-quality shows to watch. And keeping a watch list that is organized is a difficult task.  It is nice that Hulu automatically adds the new episodes into the watch list as soon as they are available for watching. SO, there is no need to check out the time for the availability of the episodes. But you need to do one thing that you will need to visit the page for the particular show and click on the button of the +watch list and new episodes will be added to your list.

Change the video quality

It looks nice watching everything in HD all the time. But this is a costly affair and not possible every time. Instead of watching the buffering screen all the time, you can drop the quality down to a mark. The picture may not be crisp but will better than the buffering screen.

Tweak the appearance of Subtitles

In any case, you will like the subtitles on and these are properly called closed captions on Hulu. You should be familiar with the tweaking of appearance of your closed captions of the text. You can make it as comfortable for reading and you will have a good going.

Watch Hulu on TV

Watching Hulu on a desktop is worse as compared to watching Hulu on TV. The Hulu TV experience is better in every way. If you have a smart TV, then you just need to have a Hulu app, launch the app, login in to your Hulu account and enjoy smart TV interface.