Using Netflix on your Vizio TV or Blu-ray player

Welcome to Netflix on your Vizio TV, Blu-ray player or home theater system! Use this article to learn about Netflix features and how to set up and sign out of your account. If you’re unsure if your device supports Netflix, follow the steps on the “Set up Netflix” tab to attempt to locate the Netflix app.

Netflix Features

Netflix is available on many Vizio devices.

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

Navigation
On most devices, Netflix lets you browse through rows of TV shows and movies, including a row dedicated to your My List selections. Each row represents a category (Comedies, Dramas, TV shows, etc) that we present to you based on what you’ve watched.

Older devices may not have rows of movie categories, but do allow you to scroll through My List, which you can create using the Netflix website.

Resolution
Most devices are capable of streaming Netflix in high definition on fast internet connections and will play Netflix in their maximum supported resolution (see our Internet Connection Speed recommendations for more information).

Subtitles & Alternate Audio
Learn how to enable subtitles, closed captions, and alternate audio (including 5.1 surround sound), which are available on many movies and TV shows. To check if your device supports 5.1 audio, go to any Netflix Original to see if there is a 5.1 audio option. If not, your device does not support this feature. Many devices will let you customize the appearance of subtitles and captions. Some devices will display subtitles and captions in their default appearance or are not configured to display subtitles.

Parental Controls
Netflix allows you to set parental controls on individual profiles.

Set up Netflix

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 US and Canada.

If you have a Netflix button on your Vizio remote

  1. Press the Netflix button.
  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.

If you wish to start over and/or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, enter the following sequence using the arrow keys on your controller:

  • 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.

If you wish to start over and/or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, enter the following sequence using the arrow keys on your controller:

  • 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 the remote control (located immediately beneath the red, yellow, green, and blue-colored 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.

If you wish to start over and/or sign in with a different email address at any point during this process, enter the following sequence using the arrow keys on your controller:

  • 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.

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.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account. Enjoy!

Sign out of Netflix

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.

Sign out of Netflix
  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.
  2. Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon .
  3. Select Sign out.
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you cannot locate Settings or the Gear 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.
  3. You will 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 in Ultra HD

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