VIZIO Rolls Out All-New Features to VIZIO SmartCast HomeTM, Including Additional App Services and Content Offerings
Irvine, CA — October 30, 201 8 — VIZIO, Inc. announced today the rollout of all-new features to its smart TV experience, SmartCast Home. The expanded functionalities allow users to access more entertainment through new apps like CBS All Access and personalize their SmartCast Home experience via the all-new App Sorting feature. Users can sort and reposition their favorite apps to enable quicker access to those most commonly used. The latest iteration of SmartCast Home debuts today and is rolling out via free cloud-based updates to VIZIO SmartCast 4K Ultra HD TVs and displays, as well as select HD and Full HD models.
“VIZIO continues to fulfill consumer demands by way of free, rolling cloud-based updates that enable new, intuitive smart TV features via VIZIO SmartCast,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “With versatility, simplicity and value in mind, VIZIO SmartCast is an ever-evolving entertainment solution. Everyday users, cord-cutters and smart home enthusiasts alike are able to continuously receive new features, the latest apps, and other beneficial enhancements that help ensure they are getting the most out of their viewing experience.”
Thanks to the latest update, VIZIO SmartCast Home users can now reposition their favorite and most frequented apps on the home screen. This personalization feature not only provides easier, more convenient access to preferred apps, but also enables a more streamlined home screen interface that complements users’ viewing and content preferences. To change the order of apps within the App Row at the bottom of the SmartCast Home screen, users can simply scroll to the end of the App Row and select the “Sort App Row” icon. From there, they will be prompted with on-screen cues that guide them through the process of highlighting and selecting various apps to customize their position.
Also new to VIZIO SmartCast Home is the CBS All Access app. As one of the latest additions to the robust SmartCast app lineup, CBS All Access makes it easier than ever for subscribers to access fan favorites like NCIS, The Young and the Restless, and Madam Secretary, exclusive CBS All Access original series like Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight, or stream local live broadcasts. Other popular apps such as YouTube TV – which allows SmartCast users to watch and record live TV from more than 60 networks – Baeble and Toon Goggles among others, have also been added to the SmartCast lineup. With the latest updates, the VIZIO WatchFree™ free streaming service is now also included in the App Row with other popular apps on SmartCast Home, allowing users to gain easy access 1 .
SmartCast also now offers dedicated TV and Movie Detail pages highlighting the selected title’s trailer and synopsis, along with cast and director credits, running time, parental ratings, critic insights and more. The TV and Movie Detail pages will also soon allow users to browse seasons and episodes across multiple apps such as FandangoNOW and Hulu, and then view on their app of choice.
For more information on the updates to VIZIO SmartCast Home or to learn more about VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com.
1 WatchFree is also accessible via a dedicated TV input
VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand of products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV and sound bar brand in America. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2018 collection the most awarded in company history. The 2018 VIZIO SmartCast E-, P-, and P-Series Quantum TVs have earned Reviewed.com ’s Editors’ Choice awards 1 . VIZIO 2018 P-Series earned Wirecutter’s Best LCD/LED TV and the P-Series Quantum earned their Upgrade Pick 2 . VIZIO’s SB3651 was named “Best Budget Pick” by Wirecutter 3 , a New York Times company. The SB3621n-E8 sound bar received a 9.1 score and an Editor’s Choice from CNET 4 .
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1 Visit Reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Quantum (published: July 25, 2018), VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: July 15, 2018) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: August 21, 2018)
2 Visit Wirecutter.com for the Best LCD/LED TV (published: August 31, 2018)
3 Visit Wirecutter.com for the full article (published September 11, 2018)
4 Visit CNET.com for the full VIZIO SB3621 review (published 8/21/17)
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