HOW TO GET LOCAL CHANNELS ON VIZIO SMART TV? [UPDATED]

If this is for the first time you are using a Vizio smart TV, know that you can access all live streaming services and also local channels that you get with your cable, satellite, or antenna channels. Only the scanning method varies with each platform. Nowadays everyone will be familiar with using live streaming services but always some people have a craze for local channels. Here, in this content, I am going to share some methods with you on how to get local channels on Vizio smart TV. Let’s get into it.

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Vizio Inc. is a privately held company, manufacturing smart TVs, soundbars, smart cast tablet remote controls. They satisfy their customers with good quality products and the latest built-in AI and accessibility features. If you are planning to buy a smart TV at an affordable price range, Vizio smart TVs could be one of the best options. 

HOW TO GET LOCAL CHANNELS ON VIZIO SMART TV?

local Channels on Vizio TV

     Before getting into the process of scanning for local channels, you have to identify your channel type. It may be cable, satellite, or antenna channels. Identify what type of channel you are using and continue with the following methods.

HOW TO GET LOCAL CHANNELS ON CABLE TV WITHOUT BOX?

If you are using a cable TV connection without a cable box, getting your favorite programs is easy just by following the steps mentioned below.

Step1: Power on your Vizio smart TV.

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Step2: Press the ‘input’ button on your remote and select ‘TV’.

Input Button

Step3: Now press the ‘menu’ button on the remote control.

Step4: Highlight the ‘tuner’ option with the arrow keys and press ‘ok’.

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Tuner

Step5:  Check on the ‘tuner mode’ settings. If it shows ‘antenna’ change it to ‘cable’ and press ‘ok’.

Local Channels on Vizio tv
Tuner Mode

Step6:  Go to ‘auto channel scan’ using the arrow keys and press ‘ok’.

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Auto Channel Scan

The TV will scan for the available channels until the progress bar reaches 100%. Once the scanning process gets over you can access all your TV channels.

HOW TO GET LOCAL CHANNELS ON CABLE OR SATELLITE TV WITH BOX?

If you are using cable TV with a cable or satellite box, the cords which you use to connect your TV from the box will also determine the method of scanning channels. 

In case your TV connection to the box is using an HDMI cable, you have to change the input according to the number labeled near the HDMI port. If it is named #1 you have to change your input as HDMI-1. Your input varies by the HDMI port. After changing to the apt input you could see a picture immediately. 

However, If your TV is connected using a  composite or component cords, then change your input to ‘comp.’. A cable or satellite signal will appear on your screen.

HOW TO GET LOCAL CHANNELS ON VIZIO TV USING ANTENNA CHANNELS?

The third type is the antenna channels. A coaxial cord screws to the back of your TV. Change your TV input to ‘TV’ and continue with the following steps mentioned below.

Step1: Power on your Vizio smart TV.

Step2:  Press the ‘menu’ button on the remote control.

Step3: Go to tuner settings using the arrow keys on the remote and press ‘ok’.

Step4:  Navigate to ‘tuner mode‘ and change the mode to ‘antenna’ if it is in ‘cable’ mode.

Step5:  Highlight the ‘auto channel scan‘ option and press ‘ok’.

The TV will scan and detect the signal being broadcast to it. Once the scanning progress bar reaches 100% you can access all available channels. Press the exit button on the remote and start enjoying your favorite programs.

CONCLUDING POINTS

That’s all. By using the above-mentioned methods you can get back local channels on your Vizio smart TV and enjoy watching your favorite programs. Actually, it is easy to get local channels on Vizio tv by scanning the channels, or else you can try using Roku, Firestick, Xbox on Vizio Smart TV. 

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