VIZIO SmartCast™ review
VIZIO SmartCast™ is an app that acts like a remote with fewer buttons. You can just ask your phone to turn your favorite movie streaming service or even search the Internet.
Interface: Easy to Process 8/10
VIZIO SmartCast™ is really easy to process visually. Simple is more beautiful because it's easier to navigate. This is a low complexity app that doesn't require your brain to work hard to store information. Every element, including buttons and icons, provides subtle information.
If your phone leaves the room with your TV, the app will still work. However, if you leave the house, the app will unpair completely. After that, you will have to pair your TV and your phone together again.
Features: Save Content from Different Apps 10/10
With VIZIO SmartCast™, you can search for shows on different apps and save content directly into your playlist. You can turn your TV on and off to catch up with your favorite show. If you own Vizio speakers and a soundbar, you can control them from this app. The ability to adjust settings of all video streaming apps from one place makes everything much easier.
The app gives you content recommendations to help you expand your horizons. Another interesting function is the Cast Apps tab, which can launch video streaming services automatically. If you don't have third-party apps installed, VIZIO SmartCast™ will find them for you.
Usability: Acts Like a Google Cast Device 6/10
VIZIO SmartCast™ will connect to your TV or the speaker via a WiFi hotspot. If you own an NFC-enabled device, the app will automatically find it. Once all devices are found, the app can be used like any other Google Cast device. However, it works better on iOS than on Android. Some users couldn't pair their phones with their smart devices via WiFi.
Compatibility: Android and iOS Devices 7/10
VIZIO SmartCast™ works on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Vizio TVs. You can also download it from Spotify's website. You will have to create an account or use your Facebook or Google account to access the service.
Conclusion: Convenient Little App
VIZIO SmartCast™ controls smart TVs and all their functions, including setting timers and adjusting picture quality. You connect to your smart devices by using your local WiFi network and receive regular updates. With many positive reviews, it's obvious that the app has great functionality.
- Frequently freezes
- Can delete your settings
- Compatible with many smart devices
- Shows all connected devices
- Top-notch navigation
- Simplified content browsing