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VIZIO SmartCast™

VIZIO SmartCast™ review

Vizio SmartCast is an online streaming platform to tie your favorite applications in one neat bundle. The app combines the most popular streaming services to make a comfortable interface for your browsing and offers a great variety of in-ap streams. Using Vizio, your leisure turns into a real home-like experience no matter the location or time you’re at.

Interface and Design — 8/10

Thanks to a simple yet highly-functional design, the application doesn’t require a lot of time to get used to. The main display is a basic mosaic of new releases, and the most popular TV shows that you may want to consider.

As you scroll down the interface, the app gives you your personal watchlist. It can be edited at any time by adding movies and programs that you’ve found interesting before but never had time to get to.

Key Functions — 8/10

Vizio offers a great array of features that can help you improve your free-time routine. If you’re into binge-watch TV shows and movies, it allows you to add your favorite streaming service accounts to have a compact player. It will include all the options from your streaming platforms without lacking quality or having any limitations.

Also, it’s possible to turn your application to the remote control mode. By this mode, you can control your TV set if you were using an actual control device.

As for other online features, your Vizio always provides a stable connection to WiFi and music services, like YouTube and Spotify. Here, you can stream your favorite playlists without having to switch accounts or change apps.

Usability — 8/10

To activate your Vizio account, you’re going to need to purchase a subscription. There comes a full installation package with a set and a remote control device along with the subscription. After it’s all set up, you can start enjoying your easy-to-use features.

For a better, more personalized use, it’s advised to take a short preference survey. It will help the service adjust your streaming and TV show preferences to make this experience all about you.

It’s possible and effortless to connect the app to wireless devices, like speakers, headphones, or a mirroring screen. The app’s easily adjustable settings with a user-friendly interface will guide you through all the steps.

Cross-Platform Use — 9/10

As mentioned before, the app is easily synchronized with various movie streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu TV, HBO, etc. Also, it includes a large specter of music services, like Spotify, Deezer, YouTube Music, etc. To start enjoying your immersive experience, it’s enough to add your service to the list and input your personal info.

The Verdict

This application is all about comfort and user-friendliness. Easy-to-use features with a stable and constantly updating software offer a nice platform for gathering your favorite streaming services in one place. Without having to switch between numerous accounts, you can start appreciating your evening off with a few clicks on your phone screen.

Pros:

  • Great synchronization features
  • In-app remote control
  • Ad-free
  • User-friendly interface.

Cons:

  • Contains minor bugs
  • Pricey.
Interface and Design 8
Key Functions 8
Usability 8
Cross-platform use 9