3 Ways To Fix Vizio TV Stuck On Downloading Updates

One thing about using a Smart TV is that from time to time, you will be required to carry out updates. The update most times involves updates of both firmware and apps. To update, the firmware or app has to be downloaded first. The download time can take from a couple of seconds to some minutes. 

If after 10 minutes or more, your Vizio TV is stuck on downloading updates it is then you have to be worried. If you are dealing with this issue now, this post is for you. We will outline the possible causes and several tips to fix the issue. 

Why Is My Vizio Smart TV Taking So Long To Update?

There are several possible reasons why your Vizio TV is stuck on the downloading phase. These are some of the common reasons 

a. Slow Internet:

You need a fast internet connection to speed up the updating process. Slow internet will take a longer time to complete the update. 

b. Several Ongoing Updates:

Several updates can be ongoing at the same time. This slows down the download pace of the update. If this is the issue, you have to be patient and wait it out. 

At What Point Should You Be Worried

There is a progress bar on your TV screen once the download commences. The progress bar shows the download progress from 0% to 100%. If the progress bar continues to progress to 100%, then you don’t have to get worried. But if it gets stuck in the same number for more than 10 minutes, then you have to do some troubleshooting. Follow the tips below to fix the download issue. 

Tips To Fix The Stuck On Downloading Updates Issue

a. Check Your Internet

It’s likely that your internet connection is either slow or has some issues. The first step is to carry out a speed test to confirm that your internet connection is fast. Check this post on how to carry out an internet speed test. 

Another thing you can do is to change the position of your router. Finally, you can opt to connect your Smart TV to a modem instead of using a router for a faster internet connection. 

b. Switch To Another Network

If after trying the tip above, you still have internet connection issues, you have to switch to another network. If you have another network at home, try connecting to the new network and continue the update. Most times, your mobile network is usually different from the network on your router. You can connect your Vizio TV to your phone’s hotspot. 

c. Carry Out a Power Cycle

Power Cycle has to do with forcefully troubleshooting your TV to get it back to the factory setting. Note that, doing this may erase some of the settings saved on your TV. You will usually see an instruction on your TV screen asking you not to power cycle your TV while downloading updates. But if your TV is stuck on the same download number for more than 10 minutes, you need to power cycle anyways. Follow the steps below to power cycle your Vizio Smart TV. 

Step 1. Turn off your Vizio TV. You can either use the TV remote control or the power button on the side of your TV to do this. 

Step 2. Unplug your TV from the power outlet. 

Step 3. Press and hold the Power button on your TV for 15 seconds to drain off any remaining power on your TV. 

Step 4. Turn off your Router or Modem.

Step 5. Plug back your TV into the power outlet. 

Step 6. Turn on the TV using the power button or your remote control. 

Step 7. Turn on your router or modem and connect to your TV to resume download. 


So far, the steps to fix the TV stuck on download have been outlined in detail in this post. Most times, the number issue is the internet connection. Thus, you can fix it using the first tip in the post. If that doesn’t work, the third tip will most likely fix the issue.