VIZIO Announces Addition of XUMO to VIZIO SmartCastTM App Experience

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.
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