Learn how to block apps on Vizio SmartCast TV using our simple guide. Take control of what your family can access and enjoy a more personalized and secure viewing experience.
How to block Apps on Vizio Smartcast TV Step-by-Step guide
Step by Step guide to block apps on your Vizio SmartCast TV:
Access the Vizio SmartCast TV Menu
To begin, ensure your Vizio SmartCast TV is powered on and connected to the internet. Using your remote control, press the “V” button or navigate to the “V” symbol on your remote to access the main menu.
Go to the “Settings” Menu
In the main menu, scroll down or navigate to the “Settings” option. This is where you’ll find different settings and customization options for your Vizio SmartCast TV.
To configure system-level settings, scroll down the “Settings” menu and select the “System” option.
Choose “Parental Controls”
Under the “System” menu, locate and choose the “Parental Controls” option. This is the section where you can set restrictions on apps and content.
Set Up a PIN
Before you can block apps, you’ll need to create a PIN. This PIN ensures that only authorized users can make changes to the parental control settings. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up a secure PIN.
Select “App Block”
Once your PIN is set, scroll down to the “App Block” option and select it. This is where you can manage the apps you want to block.
Choose the Apps to Block
You’ll see a list of installed apps on your Vizio SmartCast TV. Select the apps you want to block by highlighting them and pressing the appropriate button on your remote (usually “OK” or “Select”).
A blocked app will typically be denoted with a lock icon.
Save Your Changes
After selecting the apps to block, navigate to the “Save” or “Apply” option and confirm your choices. Your selected apps are now blocked, and users will need to enter the PIN you created earlier to access them.
Test the Blocked Apps
To ensure that the apps are successfully blocked, exit the menu and try launching one of the blocked apps. You should be prompted to enter the PIN to access it.
Blocking apps on your Vizio SmartCast TV is a straightforward process that gives you control over the content your family can access.