How to Setup a Vizio Blu-Ray Player to the Internet
By Melissa King
Internet-enabled Vizio Blu-ray players support video streaming from apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. The apps are free, but you need an Internet connection to download them. Vizio Blu-ray players support both wired and wireless network connections. Vizio recommends using a wired connection for the best video quality, but if you prefer a wireless setup, you can get comparable results with a high-speed 802.11n router.
Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of your Vizio player.
Connect the other end of the cable to a free Ethernet port on the router.
Power on the Vizio player. The player connects to the Internet automatically.
Power on the Vizio Blu-ray player and TV.
Use the arrow buttons on the Vizio player remote control to highlight "Settings." Press "Select" on the remote control.
Highlight "Network," and then select "Wireless" from the drop-down menu. Wait a moment as the player searches for your network.
Select your network name. The network with the most green bars has the strongest wireless signal.
Enter your network password, if prompted. If your password is case-sensitive, select the "Shift" button to switch between uppercase and lowercase letters. Select "Done" once you've entered the password.
Select "Connect" to connect the player to the Internet and return to the home screen.
- Vizio recommends a network speed of 1Mbps or higher for wireless connection.
- If you're not sure whether your player is connected to the Internet, select the Netflix app on the home screen. If you're online, you'll see a confirmation message.
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.