How to Get a New Code for Netflix on a Vizio TV

By Jack Gerard

One advantage of the Netflix service over its competitors is the ability to stream movies and television shows over the Internet to a computer or a variety of Netflix-ready devices. Vizio offers several HDTVs that are Netflix-ready as part of their Vizio Internet Apps software. A Vizio HDTV must be activated with your Netflix account to make use of the Netflix app included in the VIA software; if the activation expires or is deleted, a new code must be generated for activation.

Things You'll Need

  • Netflix-ready Vizio HDTV

Step 1

Turn on your Vizio HDTV. Connect it to the Internet by Ethernet cable or a wireless connection if it is not already connected.

Step 2

Launch the Netflix app from the VIA menu. Wait while the app attempts to connect to the Netflix service.

Step 3

Write down the activation code and website address that appear on the screen. When the Netflix service does not detect an active account link it will automatically generate a new activation code.

Step 4

Close the app on your Vizio HDTV. On your computer, navigate to the website address provided by the Netflix service and log in to your Netflix account.

Step 5

Enter the activation code you were given and click the "Activate Now" button. The new activation code will be added to your account.

Step 6

Launch the Netflix app from the VIA menu again. The Netflix service will recognize the device and allow you access to your Netflix account.