Vizio TV Frozen Causes (Quick Solutions)

If you are fed up seeing Vizio TV Frozen then you are not alone. There are many people like you and they don’t know how to solve this issue. It is quite frustrating because you watch TV for entertainment and to relax and you face this problem suddenly.

But don’t worry you landed on the perfect place. We will explain to you the reason of frozen and also will give you the solution. So, Read the whole article to understand and solve the issue.

Why is my Vizio TV Frozen?

There is not only one reason for freezing. This issue can happen for multiple reasons. Maybe your Vizio TV is not updated, Your Power plug and wire can be damaged, maybe your Internet connection is not good, Maybe some corrupted file is in your Vizio TV, and many more reasons.

You can’t know where is the issue. you have to troubleshoot the problem and then find the solution for it. For this, you have to follow this article.

How to Fix a Frozen Vizio Smart TV?

Here is the all the reasons and solutions that you should try. Let’s see.

Remove the Plug from the Power Outlet

Always remember if you are facing any problem regarding TV then the first solution is this. You have to power cycle your Vizio TV.

Remove the Plug from the Power Outlet

Remove the Plug of the Vizio TV from the Power source. Once you removed wait for the 1 minute. After that Plugin into the Power outlet.

Through this, the corrupt data or any temporary data or file will be clear. If any App is running in the backend then this method will clear the App.

Use Different Input Sources

Sometimes corrupted sources can be awake the issue. You can use different input sources by doing some changes in Vizio TV.

To use different Input Sources

  • Turn on your Vizio TV.
  • Pick up your Remote and Press the “Input” Button.
  • Now you will see many options there.
  • Choose the correct input source from them.

The source server is bad

If you are using an App and you see your screen is freezing then it might have an issue in that App or we can say that the server is not responding now.

let’s take the example of Amazon Prime, You are watching Amazon Prime and your Internet connection is good but the server of this App is responding slowly or not responding. This happens when the server is too busy.

Now you can check the other Apps. If they are running well and your screen is not freezing then you can say that the issue is in that App only.

Read, Why Vizio Peacock App is not Working?

Change The Picture Settings

The other cause is the Picture mode of Vizio TV. You can adjust or reset the settings to the default. Let’s do it.

  • Go to the Menu and choose Picture settings.
  • Now change the settings or click on the default settings.
  • Also, you can change the Picture mode.

After completing this check whether your Vizio TV is freezing or not.

Switch to a Higher WiFi Bandwidth

The other reason is the internet. If you are using a Wifi router and the bandwidth is 2.4GHZ then you might face this issue. Especially when the traffic is high on the network.

Also, you should check how many devices are connected to the wifi router. If there are many devices connected then it will trouble you. So, disconnect some devices and then try to use them.

Switch to a Higher WiFi Bandwidth

If you still facing a problem then you can set Wifi to a Higher bandwidth. To switch,

  • Take your Vizio TV remote and go to the menu section.
  • Find the network option and click on it.
  • May options will appear.
  • Select Wifi and the selected bandwidth will show.
  • Now Choose 5Hz Bandwidth and then Enter the Password.

Now your Bandwidth is 5Hz and your issue will vanish but you see that there is no change. Your Vizio Tv still freezing. Then you can follow other methods.


CEC stands for Consumer Electronics Control. It is a communication Protocol. CEC is used to control devices that are connected to the TV through an HDMI port with Universal Remote.

All Devices can be controlled by only one Remote and that is Universal Remote. In the latest model of Vizio TV, they already have this feature and you can use it.

In some Vizio TV, you have to do it manually. To do this,

  • Go to the Menu and open the System option.
  • Find the CEC and toggle the settings OFF.

Check the Internal Hardware Problems

The other major cause can happen is the internal Hardware Problem. We do not recommend you do this on your own. If you don’t know anything about hardware then don’t go for this option.

If you know about tech and you understand hardware things then only you can try this otherwise call the professional and tell them about this issue.

You can also contact Vizio Customer Support. They will help you.

  • Call: 1-844-254-8087
  • Live Chat: Chat Now

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We hope you read this article about Vizio TV Frozen Causes and found the cause and also the solution. We also shared their other article “Why is my Vizio TV Lagging“. You can check out the article. If you have questions you can ask us in the comment section.


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