Fixing Fox Sports App Not Working on Vizio TV - Try these 10 Fixes

Fixing Fox Sports App Not Working on Vizio TV - Try these 10 Fixes

In fact, there are a few common steps you can take to troubleshoot and fix issues with the Fox Sports app not working on your Vizio TV. 

  • Keeping the app and your TV firmware up to date is the first place to start. 
  • Restarting the app and rebooting your Vizio TV can refresh the system and get the app functioning again. 
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling the Fox Sports app is a more comprehensive fix for any software issues preventing the app from loading or streaming properly.
  • Checking for any reported service status issues with the Fox Sports servers can also help determine if the problems you're experiencing are due to temporary technical issues on Fox Sports' end or problems specific to your device.

Following these basic troubleshooting procedures should help resolve most problems with getting the Fox Sports app working on your Vizio Smart TV. If issues continue to persist, you may need to perform a factory reset of your TV to default settings and start over to clear up any software glitches. 


Here are 21 possible causes for the Fox Sports app not working on Vizio TV:


1. Outdated Fox Sports app - The app version needs to be updated to the latest version to work properly with Vizio TV software and firmware.


2. Outdated Vizio TV firmware - Old firmware contains bugs that can cause app issues. Update to the latest firmware to fix compatibility problems.


3. Restart needed - The Fox Sports app or Vizio TV needs to be restarted to refresh temporary software issues.


4. Reinstallation of Fox Sports app required - The app installation has become corrupted and needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled.


5. Vizio TV software glitch - A minor glitch with the Vizio TV operating system is preventing the Fox Sports app from working properly until a reboot is performed.


6. Vizio TV hardware issue - There may be an issue with the Vizio TV hardware like Wi-Fi/internet connectivity, memory problem or video card that is causing the Fox Sports app to malfunction.


7. Internet connectivity problem - An issue with your internet connection or the Vizio TV connecting to the network is interrupting the Fox Sports app service.


8. Fox Sports app server issue - Temporary technical issues or maintenance on the Fox Sports servers is preventing the app from loading or streaming on Vizio TVs.


9. High demand period - The Fox Sports app may experience streaming issues or interruptions during peak periods of high viewership for major sports events.


10. Vizio account login failed - There may be a problem with logging into your Vizio account to authenticate the Fox Sports app.


11. Fox Sports login failed - Issues logging into the Fox Sports app with your account information will prevent streaming.


12. Parental control restrictions - If parental controls are enabled for the Fox Sports app on your Vizio TV, it may block streaming until a PIN is entered.


13. Default settings need reset - Resetting the Vizio TV to factory default settings may fix software issues causing the Fox Sports app to malfunction.


14. Faulty HDMI cable - Issues with the HDMI cable connecting the Vizio TV and another device like a cable box or streaming player can interfere with the Fox Sports app.


15. External device software issue - Outdated software or firmware on a streaming device, cable box or other external device connected to the Vizio TV may be causing problems with the Fox Sports app.


16. Network interference - Local network interference from other Wi-Fi signals or electronics can disrupt connectivity with the Fox Sports app.


17. App data corruption - Corrupted installation or update data for the Fox Sports app needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled to fix issues.


18. Account syncing problem - There may be an issue syncing data like viewing history, favorites and recommendations between the Fox Sports app and your account.


19. Open app needs closed - Other apps running in the background of the Vizio TV need to be closed to free up resources for the Fox Sports app.


20. Third-party app conflict - Another third-party app installed on your Vizio TV may be causing interference with the Fox Sports app. Uninstall any suspicious new apps.


21. Service provider account issues - Problems with your cable, satellite or streaming TV provider account that offers Fox Sports channels and authentication for the app can cause streaming issues or block access. Contact your provider for help.



Here are 5 effective fixes for the Fox Sports app not working on Vizio TV:


1. Update the Fox Sports app and Vizio TV firmware. Outdated software is one of the most common causes of app issues. Download and install the latest update for the Fox Sports app and your Vizio TV model to update to the newest version with the latest fixes for any bugs or glitches.


2. Restart the Fox Sports app, Vizio TV and external devices. Completely closing the Fox Sports app, power cycling your Vizio TV and any external devices like streaming players or cable boxes connected to it will refresh temporary software hang ups. Leave all devices unplugged for 2 minutes before starting everything back up.


3. Uninstall and reinstall the Fox Sports app. If updating the app doesn't work, completely uninstalling it and then redownloading the latest version from the Vizio App Store may fix any corrupt installation or update files causing issues. Make sure to restart your TV after uninstalling before reinstalling the app.


4. Reset your Vizio TV to factory default settings. Resetting your TV to default settings will clear the system cache, operating memory, and remove any confused settings that could be interfering with the Fox Sports app. Go to the Reset & Admin menu and select "Reset TV to Factory Default Settings." You may need to re-enter any user profiles, passwords or network information after the reset.


5. Contact Fox Sports and Vizio support for additional help. If the Fox Sports app problems continue, there may be a technical issue on the back end that needs troubleshooting. Contact Fox Sports app support through to report any errors or check for reported service status issues. You can also reach out to Vizio TV support to troubleshoot any software or connectivity problems on the Vizio device side of things or learn about replacement parts options if there's a hardware problem. Support agents will be able to provide additional in-depth fixes and steps tailored to your specific situation.