If your Vizio soundbar isn’t connecting to the Smartcast application, there is literally nothing for you to worry about. This is easily fixable by either resetting your soundbar or through following a few simple tricks.
Having a difficulty connecting to the Smartcast application is usually because the Bluetooth is having difficulty or the Wi-Fi is facing some issues. This can also happen if there is a mistake you keep on making when pairing two devices together.
If you think you’re following the guidelines correctly but still, there are some issues then let us help you through it. Try following these simple steps and you will be able to connect your soundbar to your Smartcast application.
Though this guide, you will be able to connect your Vizio soundbar to the Smartcast application in case there isn’t some hardware damage on both ends.
Can’t Connect Vizio Sound Bar to Smartcast App
Restart both devices
A temporary error can cause hindrance when pairing your devices that can be easily fixed by restarting both your devices. Turn off your TV and your soundbar and in a few seconds, turn them both back on. This should fix any problem that you were having with ease.
Check your Wi-Fi
Make sure that you Wi-Fi is connected properly on both devices and is in a working order. Sometimes, when Wi-Fi connectivity is slow or there is no connection at all, you can face trouble connecting your devices.
Check paired devices
When connecting to your Smartcast application on TV, check if it isn’t already connected to another device is the house. This will also keep you from connecting to the application because it doesn’t support too many devices at a single time.
If your TV is already connected to another device, what you can do is disconnect them and try again connecting to your smartphone. It’ll work.
Once you have made sure your TV doesn’t have too many paired devices, also check if your soundbar isn’t connected to another device. If it is, then that is why it is not connecting.
Disconnect the soundbar and try connecting the application again, we are sure you will have the connection working again.
Install latest firmware
Smartcast application gets a firmware upgrade every few weeks. If there is a new software update that has arrived but hasn’t been installed correctly, then that could be a reason why the application won’t connect. Update the firmware and try connecting again. If that doesn’t work, try our next step.
Update your smartphone application
Don’t forget to have the latest update installed on your smartphone because of the Smartcast application on your TV and your mobile aren’t on the same page, they won’t connect. Update the software on your phone and then try reconnecting.
Don’t forget the WiFi range
Another possible reason why you can’t connect to the application can have something to do with your range. If you’re out of range i.e. more than 30meters away from the device, then it will have an impact on your connectivity.
Try closing in and connecting your application again.
Install particular drivers
Sometimes, specific drivers are required to have the Smartcast running effortlessly on your TV. you can have assistance from Vizio directly and ask what those drivers might be. They can help you have those drivers installed and have the devices paired in no time.
Reset your soundbar
If none of the above solutions have worked so far then you must restore to your soundbar to its original settings and then try connecting to your Smartcast application again. We know it’s a big risk since you will lose all your customized data but this is the only way if you haven’t been able to fix your soundbar so far.
- Press the “input” and “Bluetooth” button together and hold them for a few seconds. Release and your soundbar has reset. In case it hasn’t, try following the next procedures.
- Press and hold the “input” and the “volume down” button together for a few seconds before releasing. Your soundbar should reset.
- If the previous step hasn’t worked either, press and hold the “input” and the “volume up” button for a few seconds and your soundbar will reset for sure.
We hope the solutions we have provided so far were able to help you fix the connectivity problem you’ve been facing. If there is anything you would like to add here that may help our readers connect their Smartcast application to the soundbar, we are all ears.
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