Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jhonni Jets
Freevee, formerly known as IMDb TV, is a free streaming service owned by Amazon that offers thousands of hit movies and TV shows at no cost. As Freevee continues to grow in popularity, more viewers are interested in accessing the app on their Vizio Smart TVs.
Downloading and installing Freevee on Vizio televisions with the SmartCast platform is quick and easy. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover how to get Freevee on both newer and older Vizio models. We’ll outline the steps for finding, downloading, installing, signing in to, and using the Freevee app on your Vizio TV.
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With these instructions, you’ll have Freevee up and running on your Vizio Smart TV in minutes. You’ll then have access to Freevee’s extensive on-demand library of free, ad-supported movies and shows to enjoy. Let’s get started!
Before downloading the Freevee app, make sure:
- Your Vizio Smart TV is connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet.
- You have a Vizio account set up for managing apps.
- Your TV is powered on and your SmartCast Home screen is displayed.
- Background app updates and installs are enabled in your TV’s settings.
- You know your Amazon/Freevee account credentials if you have an account already.
Confirming these details on your Vizio TV will ensure a smooth download and setup process for Freevee.
Finding the Freevee App
Vizio organizes apps into an on-screen SmartCast App Store. Here is how to find Freevee:
On newer Vizio models:
- Select the Apps icon on the SmartCast Home screen.
- Choose the App Store icon in the Apps menu.
- Search for “Freevee” using the on-screen keyboard.
- Select the Freevee app icon from the search results.
On older Vizio models:
- Open the VIA Dock and select Apps.
- Choose the App Store icon.
- Search for “Freevee” with the on-screen keyboard.
- Highlight the Freevee app and press OK.
This will take you to the Freevee app page in the Vizio SmartCast App Store.
Downloading and Installing
From the Freevee app page:
- Select the Download button.
- A download progress bar will appear as the Freevee app is downloaded.
- When finished, the Install button will display. Select it.
- The app will then install. Follow any prompts on your TV screen.
- After installation, you will find the Freevee app icon on your Vizio SmartCast Home screen.
The Freevee app will now be ready to open and sign in on your Vizio TV.
Launch the newly installed Freevee app. On the opening screen:
- Select the Sign In option.
- Choose Sign in with Amazon.
- Input your Amazon account email and password.
- Complete any on-screen prompts to link your account.
Once signed in, Freevee will open up to the browsing screen where you can start watching movies and TV shows for free.
Using Freevee on Vizio
Here are some tips for enjoying Freevee on your Vizio TV:
- Browse channels like Action Movies, Classic TV, and Spotlight for curated content.
- Use the search function to find something specific to watch.
- Create a Watchlist to track movies and shows you want to watch later.
- Pause, resume, rewind, and fast forward on-demand titles.
- Enable background play to keep Freevee playing as you use other apps.
- Create personalized profiles for each viewer in your household.
Taking advantage of features like these will help you get the most out of Freevee on Vizio SmartCast TVs.
If you have any issues downloading, signing in to, or watching Freevee on your Vizio TV try:
- Restarting your TV and router if the app won’t download or install correctly.
- Checking the app store search results for any typing errors if you can’t find Freevee.
- Logging out then back in to your Amazon account if you have sign-in problems.
- Enabling logging in via web browser if you have password issues.
- Moving your TV closer to your router for a stronger WiFi signal if streaming stutters or buffers.
- Contacting Vizio support if installation issues persist.
Following basic troubleshooting steps like these will typically resolve any Freevee issues on your Vizio Smart TV.
With Freevee now installed on your Vizio Smart TV, you can stream thousands of hit movies and shows for free in your living room. Just remember to download Freevee from the SmartCast App Store, install and open it, and sign in with your Amazon account. Refer to the troubleshooting tips if you encounter any app issues. Enjoy unlimited access to Freevee’s extensive on-demand catalog right on your Vizio TV.