Holiday Entertaining is Better with VIZIO SmartCast

Unwrap Holiday Magic with VIZIO SmartCast

Remember that giddy excitement you felt as a kid when you didn’t know what was inside your present as you tore open the wrapping, only to discover it was just what you wanted? Well, that’s kind of what you get with SmartCast on VIZIO TVs. With its deep selection of free and premium apps and advanced feats of connectivity, there’s something for everyone, from music to memories to holiday favorites to that extra bit of help you need for celebration prep.

And you can “unwrap” it all with just a click of the remote, no cleanup required.

Appy ‘olidays

With the leading streaming apps together in one place, the newest arrivals are ready to keep you and your guests entertained into the new year. Disney+ just added the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, an animated blast for the whole family. Think you’ve seen every rom-com? Check out the unexpected Happiest Season on Hulu. Expand your culinary skills with help of the lovably Grinchy Gordon Ramsay in his Ultimate Cookery Course on Tubi, or see how others fare on Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Hulu).

AirPlay/Chromecast Built-in and SmartHome Control

VIZIO SmartCast TVs also pair seamlessly with your different devices in fun and functional ways. With Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast Built-in, you can send your favorite family photos, home movies, or even your custom holiday playlist to the big screen, wirelessly. Find recipes online and stream cooking tutorials in seconds. You can even use Siri, the Google Assistant, or Alexa-enabled devices to turn on your tree lights or control those giant robot reindeer, to really put yourself (and the neighborhood) in the spirit.


As the name suggests, WatchFree is a handy service built into SmartCast that serves up movies, TV shows, and special programming to bring the family together, all free of charge. To help with holiday hosting, check out Bon Appetit on the Home Kitchen Channel (400) or The Design Network from Sleighed Channel (355). The ION Plus Movies Channel (121) delivers Hollywood hits anytime, and since the holidays are also football season, tune into the NFL Channel, kicking off soon. SmartCast isn’t just about huddling around the television, though: To create a festive background atmosphere, fire up the ol’ Yule Log on the Stingray/Naturescape Channel (922).

Music and More

Jingle those bells with music that’ll make you want to sing along, bust a move, or just find your happy place as you chop onions for the holiday feast. SmartCast has many choices to keep you and your elves moving and grooving all season with the artists you love: music videos of singers in sweaters from VEVO, YouTube, and Loop TV; top hits and curated playlists from Pandora, TIDAL, and even “North Pole Radio” from iHeartRadio. After a glass of Uncle Frank’s “Santa’s Little Helper” punch you might be up for a little karaoke, so check out Stingray (WatchFree Channel 918), then rest your vocal chords and settle in for Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+.

To enjoy your favorite tunes of the season even more, try a VIZIO sound bar, like the affordable 2.1-channel VIZIO V21. The V21 is probably easy to fit down the chimney, definitely simple to set up, and it makes music and movies come alive like Frosty the Snowman in an old silk hat. It was even rated a “Best Soundbar” according to CNET, as well as being a Editor’s Choice. And it will look mighty impressive under the tree.

To Wrap It All Up….

SmartCast is like a gift that keeps giving. A cornucopia of entertainment, it has the power to make your holidays merry and bright with the perfect assortment of movies, music and so much more, all faster than Rudolph with a tail wind.  Still want to plus-one the fun? Tie a festive little bow around the remote control.

Note: Separate paid subscriptions required for select content.