How to Connect a Vizio TV to Alexa

Then you can use Alexa voice controls

What to Know

  • Easiest method: You need the Amazon Alexa App installed on your phone or tablet from either Google Play or the App Store.
  • Alternative method: Connect an Amazon Fire TV streaming stick to your TV. The Fire Stick will have Alexa built-in.
  • Amazon Alexa is only compatible with Vizio Smart TVs made from 2016-present.

This article explains how to connect an Amazon Alexa smart home device to your Vizio Smart TV. Additional information covers troubleshooting when your Vizio Smart TV will not connect to Alexa.

Can I Connect My Vizio Smart TV to Alexa?

The answer is yes, every Vizio Smart TV from 2016 forward is compatible with Amazon Alexa. You need to make sure you have the Amazon Alexa App installed on your smartphone or tablet. The Amazon Alexa App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. In the app, you will want to make sure you are fully signed in to your Amazon account and connected to your Alexa smart home device.

How to Connect Vizio TV to Alexa

Connecting your Vizio Smart TV to Alexa is a fairly straightforward process. You'll need to have the Amazon Alexa App installed on your smartphone or tablet.

  1. Ensure the Amazon Alexa App is logged in and connected to the Alexa-enabled device.

  2. Next, launch the “Smart Cast” app from your remote control by pressing the V-Button.

  3. Navigate over to Extras on the home screen.

  4. Scroll down to Amazon Alexa.


On the new Vizio Smartcast TVs (2021) the Smartcast button is labeled instead of using a V.

How to Begin the Pairing Process

Once you have navigated to the Amazon Alexa portion of the Extras menu on your Vizio Smart TV you can begin the pairing process.

  1. Link your TV to your My Vizio Account. You'll be asked to enter your account email address and password.

  2. Enter the four-digit pin on the MyVizio website shown on the TV screen when prompted, and then tap Link.

  3. A green checkmark should appear once the TV is connected.

    Vizio Smart TV site with account linking info, link code, and confirmation message highlighted

You’ll need to have a My Vizio account or follow the prompts to create one.

Adding the TV to Alexa

Now that you have linked your Vizio Smart TV to your My Vizio account, you can proceed with adding the TV to your Alexa smart home devices.

  1. Select Add to Alexa on the TV screen.

  2. You’ll get a prompt to launch the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone.

  3. Tap More (three lines) > skills & games.

  4. Tap the magnifying glass and type Vizio Smartcast.

  5. Tap Enable to Use.

    Alexa app with Skills & Games, search field, the Vizio SmartCast skill, and Enable to Use highlighted
  6. You’ll be prompted to enter your My Vizio login credentials.

  7. Once you select Approve, Alexa should be enabled.

  8. Select the Discover Devices button.

  9. Alexa will sync your Alexa-enabled device to your Vizio Smart TV.

  10. Perform a test by saying, "Alexa, adjust the volume on my TV."

Why Is My Vizio TV Not Connecting to Alexa?

Is your Vizio TV having trouble connecting to Alexa? There are a couple of things you’ll need to check. First, check on your Wi-Fi router and make sure your network is online because a faulty connection will prevent the TV from connecting.

You’ll also want to make sure you have the most updated version of the Alexa app. The Vizio Smart TVs are constantly updating, and it can be easy to forget to update the Alexa app on your smartphone.

Doing a complete reboot of your Vizio Smart TV might be in order, as well. This can be done by navigating to the Settings menu and pressing Reboot.  

  • How do I connect a Samsung TV to Alexa?

    To connect a Samsung TV to Alexa if you have a newer TV with Alexa onboard, choose Alexa as your TV's voice assistant when you set it up or open the installed Alexa app at any time. Sign in to your Amazon account and follow the prompts to complete setup. If Alexa isn't built-in to your Samsung TV, download the Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings apps, log in to the SmartThings app with your Samsung account info, and then enable the SmartThings skill in the Alexa app.

  • How do I connect Alexa to a Roku TV?

    Open the Amazon Alexa app, search for and select the Roku skill, tap Enable, and then sign in to your Amazon account. Select your Roku TV and follow the prompts. Back in the Alexa app, your Roku TV should be discovered automatically. Select your Roku TV, choose the Alexa-enabled device(s) you want to use with the Roku, and then select Link Devices.

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