Casting has made it very easy for people to smartcast videos, shows, or movies, etc. on a bigger screen from their mobile phones. Casting on Vizio TV is even easier because the TV has an in-built Chromecast technology. Casting helps in making use of multiple video sources without even installing them on the TV, applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HULU, Hotstar, etc. But sometimes, the TV shows a caution that “Smartcast TV not available”. So, to fix this issue we are going to tell you certain solutions that you can use.
Reasons For Smartcast TV Not Available Issue
There are certain reasons because of which you might be unable to connect your device properly to your TV, and that’s why the smartcast feature might not be working. The following are the most common reasons for this issue, you need to first know the reasons to find the right solution to fix it:
- Unstable Internet Connection- this could be one of the main reasons behind the issue where you are unable to use the Smartcast feature on your Vizio TV.
- The TV is connected to a different network.
- The application that you are using doesn’t support casting.
- Your router isn’t working properly and needs attention.
Ways To Fix Smartcast TV Not Available Issue
In this article, we will be providing you with ways through which you can fix the smartcast issue on your Vizio TV, we hope that you succeed in finding the right fix for the issue. We would recommend you to go through all the provided methods one-by-one until you find the right one.
1. Stable Internet Connection
First of all, you need to make sure that you have a stable Internet connection. Because you are using your phone as a source to smartcast the videos, or movies to your TV directly. And if the network connection on your smartphone is not stable then, you might face this issue frequently.
We would recommend you to avoid using your local mobile data and prefer using WiFi. This will bring stability to your internet connection. You can also try clearing all the applications that might be running in the background on your phone. This will prevent other applications from using your data. Most people, ignore this reason but often, this is the only reason causing the Smartcast TV not working issue.
2. Turning Devices On And Off
I know how traditional does this idea sound, but people just can’t ignore the fact that turning a device on and off works for almost all the issues. So, you can try this with your TV, mobile/tablet from where you are casting, and the router. We would suggest you first restart your router, i.e. your WiFi connection because most of the time network connection is the main reason behind smartcast not working properly. So, first of all, turn your router on and off and retry the casting method, and see if it works.
Then, restart your TV, simply turn off your TV and unplug it from the socket then, plug it back again after a few seconds and then, turn on the TV. And now, try casting from your device on your TV, there are chances that the issue gets fixed. And lastly, reboot your device from which you are casting such as a mobile phone or tablet. So reboot your device and then try casting again on your TV.
3. Try Soft Power Cycle
If the above-mentioned method did not work then, we would recommend you to try this one. There are chances that the problem might be a cause of a software hiccup so, the power cycle will help you fix it. Basically, power cycling will remove all the temporary configurations from the TV and will restart your TV with reconfigurations. For doing so, follow the below steps:
- Press the “Menu” button available on your TV remote and then, choose the “System” option.
- Then, you have to select the “Reset and Admin” option from the menu.
- Now, you have to click on the “Soft Power Cycle” option.
- After choosing the above option, your TV will restart itself. You can also power off your router while doing so, and then turn it back on.
4. Factory Reset Your TV
You can also Factory reset your Vizio TV or any other TV for that matter. This reset fixes almost all the glitches that your TV must be experiencing. Here’s how you can factory reset on Vizio TV, however, the steps may vary from model to model:
- Click on the “Menu” button located on the Vizio TV remote.
- Then, choose the “System” option.
- Then, go to Reset and Admin, click on it. And then, choose the Reset TV to Restore TV settings to the Factory Settings option.
- That it is, the process will complete on its own, the TV will automatically restart.
5. Connected To The Same Network
You need to make sure that the device from which you are casting i.e. your mobile phone and the TV, are both connected to the same network.
If you are using cellular data on your mobile for casting then, make sure that your TV is also connected to the same cellular data through a mobile hotspot. This is a very important instruction, most people don’t take care of this step.
And also, you can try switching between different network connections. There are chances that the network connection that you are using is not much stable so, we would recommend you to switch to another network connection and retry the casting process.
We hope that we have provided you with complete information on how you can fix the smartcast not available issue on your TV. All of the above methods are well efficient, and you can give them a try. I hope you liked reading the article and if, you have any other queries then, let us know in the comments below.