IRVINE, Calif., May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today that popular networks from Turner, including TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network, will be the first TV networks to be integrated into VIZIO SmartCast Mobile, an app available for download for iOS and Android™ that seamlessly transforms mobile devices into powerful touchscreen remotes. TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network will join VIZIO SmartCast-enabled apps like Fandango NOW, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Vudu and XUMO, allowing consumers to easily search for content and seamlessly stream shows from their mobile devices to their VIZIO SmartCast displays. Consumers can control their VIZIO SmartCast devices from any room in the home using VIZIO SmartCast Mobile.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile provides an intuitive content aggregation experience. Rather than jumping between apps, VIZIO SmartCast Mobile users can search and browse content by genre across multiple apps simultaneously, including networks from the Turner portfolio, before selecting content to play on the big screen.
"The integration of TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network into VIZIO SmartCast Mobile equates to an added level of convenience for consumers," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The partnership with Turner allows popular network content to be infused directly into the SmartCast experience, allowing consumers to easily browse content catalogs before deciding on content to cast to the big screen."
Popular programming from TBS including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and CONAN, TNT's Animal Kingdom and the upcoming series premieres of Will and Claws, as well as popular kid's programming such as The Powerpuff Girls and Steven Universe from Cartoon Network, further enhance the overall entertainment experience for VIZIO SmartCast users. Authenticated pay-TV customers can easily browse Turner's popular programming alongside content catalogs from entertainment apps. Additional Turner networks will be integrated into VIZIO SmartCast Mobile in the coming months.
"As consumers are spending an increasing amount of time viewing content on connected devices, the partnership with VIZIO highlights our overall strategy to give viewers greater accessibility to Turner's programming," said John Harran, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Digital Distribution and Strategic Partnerships, Turner. "Offering our programming to subscribers drives home the value of pay-TV and reinforces VIZIO's innovative technology which is helping to reshape the home entertainment experience."
With Chromecast built-in, every VIZIO SmartCast display, sound bar and speaker allows consumers to stream entertainment from thousands of Chromescast-enabled apps they already know and love. By simply tapping the Cast button, consumers can easily stream entertainment from their mobile screen to any VIZIO SmartCast display connected to their home WiFi network.
For more information about VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com.
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 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Reviewed.com Editor's Choice awards3 and are all listed as CNET's "Best TVs of 20164." The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor's Choice from CNET with an 8.8 rating5 and the VIZIO SmartCast 65" E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com's "Best TV of the Year" award for 20166. Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine7. 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
2 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from January 2014 to January 2017
3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)
4 Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)
5 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016
6 Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16
7 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16
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