VIZIO SmartCast™

2.7
Professional Critic
Emily Heller

VIZIO SmartCast™ review

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VIZIO SmartCast is a mobile application that provides a perfect user experience with your browsing and viewing the video and audio content across multiple apps. It allows you to find the best content meeting your preferences and to enjoy it on your mobile device.

In black

The app can boast of attractive design. If you like the Dark Theme, it will please the eye. The navigation is very simple. The app suggests entering the information when you apply a search option, for instance, using a full keyboard. Or you are invited to apply a touchpad tapping or swiping for fast interaction with the software. 

Keep your experience under control

Applying this application, you will get access to numerous and diverse entertainment content. Look through the TV shows, movies, live streams, listen to the music you like, and enjoy the process. You are allowed to play and pause the videos and audios, adjust the settings, change volume, calibrate pictures, and enhance your experience in an advanced way.

It is possible to create your own list of favorites and use it when you have time for the rest. Enjoy this free access to the favorite content provided by the most popular sources using your TV/display. The app offers details like ratings, cast, synopsis, crew, and much more which can be looked through.

Advantages

The app provides the discovery of the entertainment video content which can be enjoyed without much effort. You can launch it on your TV and watch the programs of the available channels. This is a smart tool helping you to refuse applying tons of other apps. It provides the content from all sources you may be interested in, to view, or listen to in one place. Now you can download this software and get an access to different popular apps to enjoy the movies and shows on the go. You can do it at any place you are at the moment and free of charge.

We recommend this app

If you prefer optimizing your activities, making things much simpler and more convenient. At that, you can be sure to get the content of the high quality and customize the user experience in accordance with your preferences.

Pros:

  • There are diverse and simple controls
  • It allows us to stream to TV/display, speakers, soundbars
  • The concept is inviting and the technology is advanced

Cons:

  • It is available in certain countries
  • The bugs are possible
Interface and Design 9
Key Functions 9
Usability 8
Cross-platform use 9

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11 Comments

  • 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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  • Thanks for the review, Todd. This Vizio Smartcast app iOS really works flawlessly on my device (iPhone X). Incompatibility with Windows OS doesn't seem like an issue to me because everybody in my area uses mostly Android or iOS devices. I'm using this app mostly for its remote control feature, which really beats the one that comes with a TV. Though I use a movie browser not very often I do like it. Who would have thought that the search for movies by the name of the actor would be ever available on my TV? Using this app with Soundbars makes it almost perfect, though it doesn't work with some older devices.
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  • My parents have been using the Smartcast app for a long time and the suggested me to try it out too. I'm not obsessed with watching TV shows at all and generally dont' have time for this, I prefer watching movies at theaters but I decided to give it a try. I have a VIZIO D 43" TV which I rarely use, I wasn't sure will it ever work with it. But after reading this Vizio Smartcast app review I found the answer. And I can use my phone as a TV remote! Thanks, Todd!
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    • Vizio from D-series is a nice TV indeed. I had a lot of those and buying each one was always the right choice. I currently own Vizio D 55" Smart TV, it has every feature modern TV set should have, but it truly shines after you install Kodi on Vizio Smartcast. It really revamps everything you have from the box, but personally, I enjoy the streaming feature and DTS audio support. I would suggest to any Vizio owner trying it. Though installing it might be tricky but I assure you it will be worth your time.
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  • Many thanks for this Smartcast review, Todd! I'm using it for a while, but I didn't know it's possible to read mail or browse the internet using it, quite handy! I also love that I can still watch TV shows and play PS4 simultaneous. So basically, this app works like a compilation of smaller tools like a swiss knife.
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    • Hi, Jack. I'm also using the Smartcast app along with my PS4, pretty handy. Watching TV shows and listening to music saves me from boring matches in Rainbow Six Siege sometimes :D I'm glad this review mentioned that Smartcast allows making playlists, I have plenty of them for various situations. I have it installed both on my Samsung Tablet and iPhone. Too bad the Windows-compatible version doesn't exist, I could connect it to my old PC then.
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  • I had two Vizio TVs, they are fine, but both are almost 5-8 years old. Now I have Visio "55 SmartCast FHD TV, I'm using it mostly to play PS4 and watch shows occasionally. I'm so glad to have Vizio Smartcast apk in my pocket, this should be noted as the strongest selling point of these TVs. I'm serious, just check the other manufacturers, they lack the app with such functionality in stores. Yes, LG may have a remote app too, but that's where similarities end. The only thing I can't understand about SmartCast app, why did they remove VIZIO Internet Apps support. I can't now use it with my older TVs.
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