You can connect various additional devices to your Vizio TV thanks to the many different inputs available in it. For example, with an HDMI cable, you can connect an Xbox or PS5, a laptop, and even a smartphone to your Vizio TV. You can also connect DVD players, Blu-ray players, satellite cable, and more.
However, if several devices are connected to your Vizio TV at the same time, there’s a problem with how to interact with them. After all, you can’t play PS5 and watch a movie on satellite TV at the same time. Therefore, the only option is to switch between the sources of content consumption. Well, let’s take a closer look at how to change the input source on your Vizio TV in a few easy steps.
What is Vizio TV?
Vizio is an American consumer electronics corporation headquartered in Irving, California. Vizio makes a variety of audio and video equipment but mainly concentrates on TVs, audio equipment, and related equipment. The Vizio brand isn’t as well-known as Samsung yet, but it’s gaining momentum. Vizio was originally a stock brand that operated as a club before it became mainstream.
Vizio’s products are of outstanding quality, but instead of focusing on screens and traditional measurements, Vizio focuses on smart technology. It focuses on how users evolve in their use of technology. For example, some Vizio TVs don’t have TV tuners (i.e., buttons to change channels) because broadcast TV is failing.
On the other hand, some Vizios come with an Android tablet that supports SmartCast streaming, which makes watching modern TV more accessible. The SmartCast feature is based on the Google Chromecast platform. It means that SmartCast initially comes with it and allows you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows whenever you want.
Furthermore, you can also install different apps on your Vizio TV and, for example, watch your favorite YouTube videos.
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How to choose another input source on Vizio TV using a remote control
Suppose you were playing your Xbox and suddenly your girlfriend comes in and says she wants to watch some interesting movie. In that case, to switch to watching Paramount Plus on your Vizio TV, you need to change your input source.
Well, if you want to change the input source on your Vizio TV using a remote control, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, take your Vizio remote control and find the “Input” button at the top right or top left corner.
- After that, press the “Input” button. The input menu should appear on the screen of your Vizio TV.
- Then, use the arrow buttons to select the input source you want to use now.
- Finally, press the “OK” button to confirm the action.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to select another input source on your Vizio TV using a remote control.
Almost any setting of your Vizio TV can be done with the remote control. However, there are times when your Vizio TV remote control doesn’t work for some reason. Then you have to act without remote control, using the buttons that are on the TV.
How to change the input source on Vizio TV without remote control
If your remote control is broken, you can try to change the input source on your Vizio TV using the buttons on the backside of the TV. The “Input” button should be located in the lower right corner of the TV backside panel. Just press it and you will see the input menu on the screen.
Well, press it again to select the right source. Never hold the button. Because this can cause your Vizio TV to simply shut down.
Understanding how to change the input is a necessary step for pairing your Vizio TV with various devices. This gives you the chance to explore the many possibilities when it comes to watching high-quality content on your TV and enjoying it to the fullest. All you need is a compatible device and an HDMI cable.
However, you can connect devices not only by wire but also by Bluetooth. For example, you can easily connect your AirPods to your Vizio TV if you don’t want to disturb anyone while watching a movie or TV show at night.
What inputs are available in Vizio TV?
Vizio Smart TVs are compatible with most devices, such as Amazon Fire Stick set-top boxes or game consoles. However, before you try to connect them, make sure they have the appropriate inputs.
Most modern devices today are connected to your Smart TV using an HDMI cable. And Vizio TV is no exception in this case. HDMI is a standard that allows streaming FullHD video and audio content to your Vizio TV in excellent quality. The picture and sound transmitted this way are crisp and, in most cases, automatically adjust to the properties of your TV for maximum experience.
Of course, to watch satellite channels you should use a special satellite TV input. However, most providers today offer satellite TV connections via the Internet. For this reason, this input is not necessary anymore.
In addition, you can also connect various devices via a USB port to watch a movie recorded on a USB flash drive, for example. Of course, don’t forget that thanks to the audio inputs you can connect your speakers to your Vizio TV.
What to do if there’s no input button on Vizio TV
If there’s no dedicated button on the back of your Vizio TV to change the input source, you can use the Menu button.
Pressing the Menu button takes you to the OSD screen. To move left and right on the screen you need to use the volume buttons. To move up and down in the OSD you need to use the channel buttons on the TV. You can then choose an input in the OSD menu.
If this is too inconvenient, you can always buy a remote control of the same model or purchase a universal remote control. Alternatively, you can also contact Vizio support and ask for help. Maybe, if you still have a warranty, they could fix your remote control.