VIZIO, Inc. has announced the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models, allowing viewers to quickly access the content they love from popular apps right from the big screen with just a tap of the remote.
The update provides users with another way to control the content they love and is rolling out now via an automatic internet update to eligible 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays.
Users can browse new shows, music and movies and then launch content directly from their displays with the touch of a button on the new 2017 remote.
The home screen greets viewers with content recommendations along with top apps such as Amazon Video, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO1.
The “Discover” section offers other benefits of SmartCast TV. By aggregating popular and trending content from multiple sources all in one place, the section allows users to browse selections without toggling in and out of multiple apps and also makes it easy for consumers to discover hot, new offerings.
Once they choose their content, consumers can not only control the selection through SmartCast TV, but with the VIZIO SmartCast MobileTM app as well, giving users two ways to control content and all settings.
The goal is to providing a platform to meet the preference of every user, said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer at VIZIO. “We focused on developing a best-in-class smart platform for all users; from traditional TV fans who enjoy a dedicated remote control, to digital natives and second screen users who love using their mobile devices to search and control their viewing experience.”
While SmartCast TV brings apps to the big screen, the free VIZIO SmartCast Mobile app for iOS and AndroidTM transforms mobile devices into the ultimate touchscreen remote. The latest version of the app features a new navigational menu that allows users to easily browse SmartCast TV from their mobile device.
Select SmartCast TV apps, such as Netflix, offer two ways to stream. SmartCast users can start a show using their remote via SmartCast TV, pause from any room in the house with SmartCast Mobile and even continue playback with their voice using Google Assistant on devices like Google Home.