VIZIO Updates SmartCast App with Better Performance & Google Play Content Integration

Posted Tue Aug 23, 2016 at 05:00 AM PDT by
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The company has improved its SmartCast experience.

VIZIO has announced an update for its SmartCast platform. The improved app now offers enhanced performance and additional content.

"The VIZIO Smartcast ecosystem not only simplifies the entertainment experience by giving consumers one app that controls many devices, but it also lets users search and browse across content catalogs from multiple apps at once," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO.  "We're excited to announce that soon Google Play Movies & TV will be added to the VIZIO SmartCast app. Soon consumers can easily search Google Play's expansive library of movies and TV shows alongside selections from their other favorite apps.  This process streamlines content discovery so consumers can easily find and tap to cast their choice to the big screen."

The VIZIO SmartCast app allows users to control their VIZIO SmartCast devices from any room in the home and stream content from their mobile devices straight to the big screen. SmartCast users can also search and browse content by genre across multiple apps at once. The VIZIO SmartCast app is available for download on iOS and Android smartphones or tablets, and comes preinstalled on the 2016 P-Series and M-Series Android Tablet Remotes. The newly improved app now offers a faster all-around content aggregation experience with quicker load times and speedier search results. Likewise, the updated app will soon feature more content options as well, including full integration of Google Play Movies & TV.

In addition, the newest update also includes an Android widget, which allows for quick control features like power, play, pause and volume control even when a user’s VIZIO SmartCast tablet remote or Android mobile device is locked. Likewise, controls now feature faster response times. Finally, the update includes a new Quick Start mode as well, letting users turn on their SmartCast displays automatically over WiFi when a Cast session is initiated without having to separately turn on their screens. 

The VIZIO SmartCast ecosystem includes the company's 2016 P-Series, M-Series, and E-Series 4K Ultra HD Displays, as well as several soundbar models

Source: VIZIO

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