How to fix Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2601_1, 2901_1, 2902_1, 2903

Vizio SmartCast TV has become talk of the town as this incredibly smart platform gives the users an option to choose from multiple apps where the movie or show is available all from one place to another. Using Vizio SmartCast allows the users multiple ways of streaming, controlling and playing our entertainment.

But sometimes while using this app the users may get stuck with different errors and here in this blog we are going to discuss one of the most frequently reported errors such as Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2601_1.

As per the reports all the above mentioned errors are most frequently reported on forums. Users have reported these issues while watching the content. Don’t panic if you are too facing the same as we have gathered some effective and easy methods for resolving the issue. But before that it’s imperative to discuss the factors that provoke the error such as connection issue, outdated Vizio SmartCast TV OS.

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Some Related Errors

Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2901_1

Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2902_1

Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2903

Note: You can use the following methods to get past the above mention error.

How to fix Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2601_ 1

Method 1: Restart TV

Before proceeding with the complex methods we suggest you to restart your TV and to do the same you can follow the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: First of all unplug the TV from the power source> then leave it unplugged for five minutes

Step 2: While still unplugged, you need to press and hold the power button for a full one minute

Step 3: After some time, you need to plug in the power source> finally turn on the TV

After switching it on, you need to use the menu on your remote to access the previous channels.

Method 2: Update Vizio SmartCast TV OS to the latest version

If restarting the TV didn’t works for you then we suggest you to update Vizio SmartCast TV OS to the latest version, to do the same follow the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: Ensure your TV is connected to Wi-Fi> then press the menu button on your remote

Step 2: Navigate to your TV’s Settings menu> then go to the Systems section

Step 3: Then search for any new system updates> install any updates if they are available

Step 4: Now your Vizio SmartCast TV will restart when the update finishes installing.

Method 3:  Perform a factory reset on your Vizio SmartCast TV

If you are still struggling with Vizio SmartCast not working issue then in such case we suggests you to perform a factor reset. To do the same follow the below mention guidelines:

 Step 1: First of all press the menu button on your remote> navigate to Reset & Admin option

Step 2: Now select the option Reset to Factory Settings>Once prompted select Reset

Step 3: Once done set your Vizio TV backup.

Method 4: Power Cycle Router/Modem

Several users have claimed that power recycling the router or modem resolve their issue. To do the same you need to hold down the power button on the device until it blinks ad then turn it off. After that press the same button in order to turn it back on>you can also unplug and plug the router back in.

The SmartCast needs to re-establish a connection to the Wi-Fi Network. This may take a minute or so and once the lights on your router turn green just go ahead and try to connect again.

Method 5: Check your Internet Connection

In order to watch the content flawlessly one need a proper internet connection. So make sure you don’t have any connection related issues.

Method 6: Contact Support

If none of the above mentioned methods works for you then we strongly recommend you to seek help from the contact support. They will definitely help you in resolving your issue.


Why is my Vizio TV stuck on SmartCast is starting up?

You are likely to face the above mention issue because of poor network connection or may be due to some network settings issues. So in order to tackle the situation we simply suggest you to connect your TV to different network and check if the issue resolved or not.

How to fix Vizio TV Black Screen of Death?

It is another common error which users face while watching the content if you are too facing the same follow the below mention guidelines:

Method 1: Replace the Power Board

You can resolve the issue by replacing the power board can be complicated, both the method you use and the model number of the board will vary from television to television.

Method 2: Replace the other components

If the inverter board or another critical component has gone out, it will need to be replaced in a similar fashion to the power board. Alternatively you can also hire a repair technician to handle it.

That’s all about Vizio SmartCast not working Error Code 2601_1.  And as we have earlier mentioned you can use all the above mentioned methods discussed for Error Code 2601_1 to resolve related errors like 2901_1, 2902_1, 2903. We have tried our best to provide all the relevant information to fix the issue. And we assume you liked the blog.

Samir Prakash Author