IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today the addition of XUMO, the premier live and video-on-demand (VOD) over-the-top (OTT) service for the digital age, to the VIZIO SmartCast app experience. The service joins other top VIZIO SmartCast-enabled apps like Vudu, Crackle, Hulu, Pluto TV, iHeartRadio, FandangoNOW and Google Play Movies & TV, whose content catalogs can be easily searched at once via the VIZIO SmartCast app1. Users can look for their favorite shows, movies and more across multiple apps, and then simply tap to stream from their mobile device to a VIZIO SmartCast display. In addition, the VIZIO SmartCast app also allows users to adjust settings and control displays from any room in the home.
The VIZIO SmartCast app has been recently updated to provide users with a more streamlined setup and faster overall experience, allowing users to simultaneously search and browse content across multiple apps by genre and text or voice search. Once users find a title, they just tap on the desired service to begin streaming the content directly to their VIZIO SmartCast display. Users can then continue using their mobile devices for other activities without interrupting the stream to the big screen.
"The VIZIO SmartCast app gives consumers instant access to an ever-expanding library of content options available through our partners," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We're excited for our latest integration with XUMO which offers VIZIO customers even more entertainment options from the app's premium collection of OTT channels."
The VIZIO SmartCast experience is now further enhanced with access to content from XUMO's broad collection of more than 70 premium OTT channels such as Time Inc.'s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) and Sports Illustrated, Tastemade, Refinery29, FailArmy, The Pet Collective from Jukin Media, Funny Or Die, Outside TV Shorts and more. Consumers can easily browse free content from XUMO alongside content catalogs from other popular apps, resulting in a quicker, more seamless streaming video experience.
"By prioritizing the consumer's choice and allowing them the option to stream content whenever and wherever they like, XUMO is helping make entertainment simple again," said Colin Petrie-Norris, CEO, XUMO. "The deep integration of XUMO into the VIZIO SmartCast app arms users with another effortless way to consume their favorite shows, movies and live streams by casting content directly to the SmartCast display."
The VIZIO SmartCast app simplifies the entire whole-home entertainment experience, allowing users to transform their iOS or Android mobile devices into a powerful touchscreen remote. The app not only makes it incredibly convenient for consumers to search, discover and cast their favorite content, but also control settings and playback on their VIZIO SmartCast P-Series or M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Displays or E-Series Home Theater Displays, from anywhere in the home.
With Chromecast built-in, every VIZIO SmartCast display, sound bar and speaker makes it easy for consumers to easily stream from thousands of mobile apps they already know and love directly to their VIZIO SmartCast device. By simply tapping the Cast button from within their favorite apps like Netflix and YouTube, content is then streamed directly from the Internet to any VIZIO SmartCast on the home WiFi network. And by streaming over WiFi, consumers can still multi-task on their tablet remote or their own mobile device without interrupting the stream.
For more information about VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com/smartcast.
1The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content. Google account required to download apps from the Google Play store.
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 and sold over 65 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and holds the #1 unit share in Sound Bars2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards: the VIZIO P-Series SmartCast Home Theater Displays are the highest-ranked LED/LCD display on CNET in 2016, having received an editors' rating of 4.5/5 stars3; the VIZIO Reference Series achieved a 2016 Editors' Choice award from Reviewed.com4; and the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine5. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1 The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
2The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
3 Visit cnet.com for the full VIZIO P-Series review, published 5/10/2016
4 Visit reviewed.com for the full VIZIO Reference Series review, published 3/18/16
5 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16
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