If you don’t know how to cast Philo to Vizio Smart TV, then you’ve just found the answer!
You’ve probably noticed that Philo is nowhere to be found in your Vizio smart TV app center and you’re probably wondering how other people manage to do it.
Well, keep reading to learn the only way you watch Philo on your Vizio TV.
To enjoy Philo contents on your Vizio TV screen, you’ll need to screencast from your smartphone. Begin with installing the Philo app on your phone and logging in. Then you would need to connect both devices to the same network and then use the screen mirror feature to cast your phone’s screen on the TV.
In case you’re going to be screen-mirroring for the very first time, we strongly recommend following the entire guide to prevent any issues.
We should get it clarified whether Philo (as an application) is available on your Vizio smart TV.
The manufacturers have made the streaming platform compatible with only a few of the most popular software, such as Android, iOS, Roku, Firestick, Android TV, and web browsers.
However, there is a way to enjoy the Philo contents on your Vizio Smart TV so let’s learn what’s possible and what’s not.
Unfortunately, Philo is not yet available on Vizio smart TVs, to be downloaded and streamed on the TV itself.
You will not be able to locate the Philo application in your Vizio smart TV application store.
In that regard, your Vizio smart TV will not be able to have the Philo app installed so you have to use third-party instances for the purpose.
There is a workaround that enables you to cast Philo to your Vizio smart TV through your mobile smartphone, tablet, or computer.
The casting (screen mirroring) happens through WiFi and it’s recommended to use a mobile smartphone for the purpose.
The casting feature practically enables you to play shows from your phone, hence, watching them on your big Vizio TV screen.
The only catch is that both of the devices must be connected to the same network for that to happen and you won’t be able to use cellular data for this process.
Note: It works for both iOS and Android users.
The steps to mirror Philo on your Vizio TV screen are easy as long as you know what you’re doing.
In that regard, we’ve designed a step-by-step tutorial to help you out so you can avoid the possibility of a failure.
With that being said, let’s jump straight into the first step:
The casting has two ends. The instance from which you will cast Philo (your smartphone) and the end receiver (your Vizio TV).
To cast Philo in the first place, you have to acquire the application on your device.
Here’s how to quickly get the Philo app installed on your smartphone:
- On your smartphone, go to the Google Play/App Store.
- In the search field, write “Philo”.
- Download the first result.
- Wait for the app to be installed.
- Either activate the 1-week free trial or log in to your account.
Sadly, Philo is not a free service. You can activate a 1-week free trial whenever you register a new debit or credit card, but afterward, you will be automatically charged $25 per month.
If you don’t have a Philo account, you can activate the 1-week free trial by going to Sign Up > “Insert account credentials” > “Insert payment info > Confirm.
This will activate your Philo account for 1 week. To deactivate your subscription later, go to Settings > Payments & Info > Cancel Payment, before withdrawing anything.
Note: Yes, you can use this method to enjoy Philo for 1 week 100% free.
The next step is to get the smartphone and the Vizio TV connected to the same network.
Later in the Philo app, whenever you attempt the casting, your TV will only be available if it’s connected to the same network as your phone.
In that regard, here’s how to reconnect both your TV and smartphone to the same network:
- Reconnect your Vizio TV – Go to Settings > Network options > Connect Wirelessly and choose your WiFi network from there.
- Reconnect your smartphone – Head to Settings > General > WiFi & Connectivity and connect the phone to the same network as the TV.
Note: Now, both of the devices will become discoverable for each other and are eligible for casting through the Philo application.
Once this is done, all you have to do is to enter Philo’s casting settings and connect with the Vizio TV.
Before that, you must navigate to the casting settings of the Philo application and discover your Vizio TV from the list of available devices.
To enter the Philo application on your phone’s casting settings, all you have to do is go to the home screen and tap the Google Cast icon.
The option is located on the top left of your Philo app’s home screen and will directly send you to the menu, where you can connect with the Philo TV.
Note: It might take up to a minute for your Vizio smart TV to appear on the list.
The last essential step of our guide to begin the smart TV casting is to enable the connection.
In the menu you’ve entered in the previous step, you will be able to view all of the devices that are currently available.
If connected to the same network as your phone, the Vizio smart TV should be among the available options for connecting. All you have to do is press the Philo TV’s connection in the menu you’ve entered.
Your phone will begin casting by itself and will now be shared with the Vizio TV. You will immediately notice that whatever is on your phone’s screen will also appear on your TV.
Now your phone is casting-screen to the Vizio TV and the content you play on the phone will be broadcasted on the TV.
Remember that you’re controlling the Vizio TV through your phone, thus, you can’t use the Vizio TV remote.
You will have to turn on the shows and movies you wish to watch in Philo only through the phone and the remote will serve you only for controlling the volume of the Vizio TV.
Now, play something on Philo to determine if the casting was successful and the TV is being shared with the phone.
Thus, to cast Philo on your Vizio smart TV, you would need the Philo application installed on your smartphone. Then login to the application and connect both your phone and Vizio TV to the same WiFi. When you’re ready discover your TV in the Philo screen-cast settings and connect to it to mirror its screen.
Read Next: Why Is Philo Not Working On Firestick?
Now when you’re aware of how to cast Philo to Vizio smart TV you can download any applications that are not available on Vizio and screen-cast them through your phone.
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