How to use Netflix on your Vizio TV or Blu-ray player

Use this article to learn about Netflix features on your Vizio TV, Blu-ray player, or home theater system. If you don't know if your device supports Netflix, follow the steps in the “Set Up Netflix” section.

Netflix Features
Set Up Netflix
Sign Out of Netflix
Netflix in Ultra HD
Netflix in HDR

Netflix is available on many Vizio devices. Streaming features on supported devices include:

Supported Regions
Netflix is available on Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players in the United States and Canada.

Navigation
On most devices, you can browse through rows of TV shows and movies, including a row dedicated to your My List selections. Each row represents a category such as comedies, dramas, or TV shows that we show you based on what you’ve watched.

Resolution
Most devices can stream Netflix in high definition on fast internet connections and will play Netflix in their maximum supported resolution.

Parental controls
You can set parental controls on individual profiles.

Subtitles & alternate audio
Learn how to turn on subtitles, closed captions, and alternate audio (including 5.1 surround sound), which are available on many TV shows and movies. Many devices let you choose the appearance of subtitles and captions. Some devices display subtitles and captions in their default appearance, or aren't set up to display subtitles.

On some devices, you can also stream select titles with Dolby Atmos audio, including the models below. For more information on Dolby Atmos, visit our article about using Dolby Atmos on Netflix.

  • Vizio TVs (2018 or newer models)

To connect your Vizio TV, Blu-ray player or home theater system to your Netflix account, make sure you are on the Home screen and select the option below that best describes your device.

Please note that Netflix is only available on Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players in the United States and Canada.

If you have a Netflix button on your Vizio remote

  1. Press the Netflix button on your remote.

  2. Select Sign In.​

    • If you do not see Sign In, select Yes on the Are you a member of Netflix? screen.

    • If you are not yet a member, set up your membership.

  3. Enter your Netflix email address and password.

  4. Select Sign In.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

To start over or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, use the arrow keys on your controller to enter the following sequence:

  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up

  • Select Sign Out, Start Over, or Deactivate.

If you see the Netflix icon on-screen

  1. Select the Netflix icon.

  2. Select Sign In.​

    • If you do not see Sign In, select Yes on the Are you a member of Netflix? screen.

    • If you are not yet a member, set up your membership.

  3. A code will appear. Enter this activation code at netflix.com/activate.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

To start over or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, use the arrow keys on your controller to enter the following sequence:

  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up

  • Select Sign Out, Start Over, or Deactivate.

If you have a large V button in the center of your Vizio remote

  1. Press the Vizio Internet Apps button on your remote (located immediately beneath the red, yellow, green, and blue buttons, below the arrow buttons).

  2. Select the Netflix app.

  3. Press Ok.

  4. Select Sign In.​

    • If you do not see Sign In, select Yes on the Are you a member of Netflix? screen.

    • If you are not yet a member, set up your membership.

  5. A code will appear. Enter this activation code at netflix.com/activate.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

To start over or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, use the arrow keys on your controller to enter the following sequence:

  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up

  • Select Sign Out, Start Over, or Deactivate.

If you have a TV with Chromecast built-in

  1. Launch the Play Store on the tablet that came with your TV.

  2. Tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.

  3. Search for Netflix.

  4. Tap the Netflix app in the list.

  5. Tap Free and then OK.

  6. The installation is complete when the notification bar at the top of the screen displays Successfully Installed Netflix.

  7. Exit the Play Store.

  8. Find and launch the Netflix app.

  9. Enter your Netflix email and password.

  10. Once you’re signed in, select the Cast icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

  11. Select your Vizio TV from the list to launch the Netflix app on your TV.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

Note:
Netflix is not compatible with the Vizio SmartCast app. To use Netflix with your Vizio TV with Chromecast built-in, you will need to use the Netflix app from the Play Store.

If your TV or Blu-ray player came with a remote

To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

You'll now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. Select Sign out, Start Over, Deactivate, or Reset.

You'll now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If your TV came with a tablet

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your tablet.

  2. Select the Menu icon. This will either appear as in the upper left corner or in the upper right corner.

  3. Select Sign Out.

  4. Confirm that you would like to sign out of your account.

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on most Vizio Ultra HD TVs. To stream in Ultra HD, you will need:

Netflix is available in Dolby Vision on select Vizio TVs. To stream in Dolby Vision, you will need:

  • A smart TV that supports either Dolby Vision or HDR10 and Netflix. (If you're using an HDR-capable Blu-ray player, you'll need to connect it to an HDR-capable Smart TV via an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later - usually the HDMI 1 port.)

  • A Netflix plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD.

  • A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.

  • Streaming quality set to Auto or High.