VIZIO SmartCast™

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Todd Brett

VIZIO SmartCast™ review

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Vizio SmartCast app has been built to be used with various Vizio SmartCast products. It provides you an enhanced entertainment experience with live streams, frequent updates on TV shows, movies, etc. 

Interface and Design 8.5/10

The interface of the app is extremely user-friendly and designed to enhance the ease and convenience of searching for and casting your favorite form of entertainment directly to the big screen. The touchscreen design is further supported by the multi-window display and a well-organized menu and navigation system. The app even enables you to perform other tasks such as check emails or play games without disrupting the content currently being played. 

Key Functions 9/10

The Vizio SmartCast app allows you to not only browse and discover old or new movies, TV shows, and live streams but also helps you to perform various other functions in a faster and simpler manner. The app enables you to set-up your Vizio SmartCast compatible products from a remote location.

A simple voice search enables you to find your favorite entertainment by actor, artists, genre and much more. You can even organize your preferred entertainment in a better manner by queuing up your favorites and simple-to-set reminders. 

The app also features simple controls that enable you to power off and power on devices, play and pause content, increase or decrease the volume besides performing various other functions many of which are not offered by a traditional remote. 

Usability 8/10

The best aspect of Vizio SmartCast app in terms of its usability is that can work over internet and Wi-Fi. This means that you can use the app to cast your favorite entertainment to any SmartCast device located anywhere within your home network. 

You can even use the app to cast your preferred entertainment to a different device or soundbar. Sadly, the app does not offer compatibility with all Vizio products, which is regarded as a usability drawback by many. However, it works perfectly fine with some of the selected SmartCast Vizio product, including TVs, Soundbars, and home theatre systems, which can go a long way in enhancing the scope and quality of your entertainment while also changing the way in which you enjoy it.   

Cross Platform Use 9/10

The app works flawlessly on almost every Andriod and iOS device. However, the app is not compatible with Windows devices. It also helps you to consolidate your favorite entertainment from multiple apps at one place. 

The Verdict

The Vizio SmartCast app helps you to turn your Smartphone or Tablet into a powerful touchscreen remote to control and manage your home entertainment system. The app provides a fascinating solution to ensure that you gain complete control over the operation and management of your SmartCast compatible products and preferred entertainment content. Create a custom list of your favorite shows or explore unique collections in a faster and simpler manner.
Vizio SmartCast App changes the way you watch and manage your entertainment across compatible devices.

Interface and Design 8.5
Key Functions 9
Usability 8
Cross-platform use 9
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  • It won't let me download until I enter my credit card info, and I can't use my Disney plus account on my visio TV until I cast it. I won't get another vizio. Now I have to cancel Disney plus until I can get a Samsung tv
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  • I have a Vizio E series. I WAS able to get MSNBC 2 weeks ago and now I can't and its the only thing I really watch. I have tried everything I know. Any ideas for me?
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  • Thanks for the review. I like the movie browser a lot, no need to use Google to look for the reviews now, it's all available in this app already. That's very neat. But for me, the wireless control is what this app does best. It really expands functions of your standard remote. And if you're not a movie lover you might download just Vizio Remote apk without the browser.
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  • Nice to see a Smartcast Vizio review here. My old TV worked for 20 years before broke and I got myself a new one. I wasn't disappointed with my purchase, especially when a store associate told me about this app. Controlling my TV with a smartphone feels so sci-fi to me! I haven't tried anything else yet except this remote control function, but after reading this review now I see it has more useful features. Thanks!
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