As an owner of a Vizio TV, I’m sure you’ve been looking for ways to get Sling on it. I know I was! It was so frustrating to try and figure out how to do it, but after doing a lot of research and trial and error, I finally figured it out. Now, I want to share my tips and tricks with you so that you can get Sling on your Vizio TV too. In this blog post, I’ll show you how I did it and some of the other solutions I discovered along the way.
The most common reason why your Vizio doesn’t have Sling TV is that you haven’t downloaded the platform’s application yet. Another reason is that you might be using an old Vizio TV. If that’s the case, you just need the help of another device like a mobile phone, a portable streaming device, or a game console to do the job.
How Do I Get Sling on My Vizio TV?
In January 2021, Vizio made Sling TV available on SmartCast TVs.
However, if you’re wondering why your Vizio still doesn’t have Sling TV, perhaps you need to download the application. Just follow the steps below to get the app.
- Download the Sling TV App
The first step to enjoying Sling TV is by subscribing to the platform.
Once you’re done signing up, go to your Vizio TV’s home screen, locate the “App Store” and then find the Sling TV app using the search function.
After that, select the on-screen “Download” button. You’ll know that the application has been fully downloaded and installed when you see the Sling TV icon.
You may now log in using the credentials you used when you signed up earlier.
- Enjoy Sling TV on Older Vizio Television Sets
The Sling TV app is only available to newer Vizio TV models such as those made in 2016 and the latest models of Vizio SmartCast TVs.
So, if what you have in your living room is older than the said models, chances are your TV is unsupported. However, don’t lose hope. You can still enjoy Sling TV by using external gadgets like cell phones, media streaming devices, and game consoles.
Let’s look at how these gadgets can help you.
- Get Sling TV via iOS and Android Using Chromecast
To begin, open the app store on your iOS or Android devices. Using the search bar, key in “Sling TV” and then tap the “Download” button to install the app.
Once done, sign in if you already have an account with Sling TV, or you may set up one if you need to. A
After that, start looking for the TV program you wish to watch, then tap the “Chromecast” button. On the pop-up, choose Vizio TV to start watching.
- Get Sling TV via Amazon Fire Stick
Another way to get Sling if you have an old Vizio TV is by using Amazon FireStick. This device lets you stream media and transforms dumb televisions into smart ones. All you have to do is first connect your Amazon FireStick and Vizio TV using an HDMI cable.
When you’re done with the initial setup, go to the FireStick’s home screen using the remote and then select the “Search icon.” Key in “Sling TV” in the search box and then select the app’s icon once it appears.
Click the “Download” button to install the Sling TV app. Wait for a couple of minutes to fully download and install the application. Once done, locate and press the Open button to launch the app.
- Get Sling TV via Xbox 360 and Xbox One
If you happen to have either an Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you can use them to get the Sling TV app and watch its programs on your Vizio TV.
The first step is to connect the game console and TV as you would when playing games. After that, go to the “Store” tab and choose the “Search Apps” option. After that, a virtual keyboard will appear. Use it and type in “Sling TV” in the search field.
On the search results, look for the Sling TV app and then select it. Your game console will take you to the installation page where you’ll see the “Get” button. Install the Sling TV app by pressing that button
Once the installation is over, launch the application by selecting its icon. Type in your sign-in credentials to begin streaming.
After reading our guide, you can now get the Sling TV app on your Vizio TV by just following a few simple steps.
Even if you don’t have the latest Vizio TV, you may still get Sling by just downloading the app using your smartphone, streaming devices, or an Xbox.