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Lisa Taff

VIZIO SmartCast™ review

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VIZIO SmartCast is a mobile assistant app designed exclusively for Vizio SmartCast products. Its main goal is to enhance the entertainment experience when watching movies, live broadcasts or TV shows or listening to favorite music. 

Interface 5/5

At first sight, it’s already obvious how convenient and pleasant it is to navigate through apps features. The interface is well-crafted and designed in dark tones. No matter what form of entertainment you prefer, it can be easily casted to the big screen because of the intuitive and easy-to-understand menu. It’s even possible to do other tasks like playing games or reading emails without disrupting the casting content. The general impression is that the interface is fast, user-friendly, and modern.

Features 5/5

VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allows not only to browse through movie libraries and live streaming the favourite content, but also to control the main functions of your device. It can be used as a remote control to power device on and off, adjust volume, change settings, pause and rewind videos.

Favourite shows or music now can be found in a faster and easier manner using a voice search feature. Just say to SmartCast app what you want to find, and it will be there in a second. If you want to watch something later and not to forget about it, just put it in a queue. A very useful function especially at big companies, where’s no common opinion about what to watch. 

Another very interesting feature is that VIZIO SmartCast provides a big library full of free content. It includes not only standard TV shows, but also movies and music. Free content seems like a decent addition to the existing features and can save you a couple of dollars, when you want to watch something without paying for it. 

Usability 4/5

SmartCast Mobile app is easy to use. One of the best things about this app is that it works over Wi-Fi. Therefore, it’s possible to cast your favorite content from any place that is covered by your network. Definitely a must-have if you have a stable Internet connection and different SmartCast products around the house. However, you might found that the app won’t be compatible with all Vizio devices. Even though it’s a significant usability drawback, there’s still plenty of soundbars, speakers, TVs and Home Theater Displays that support app usage. 

Compatibility 4/5

The VIZIO SmartCast Mobile works perfectly on the majority of Android devices. For iOS, however, version 9.0 or higher is required. It is optimized both for iPhone and iPad, as well as iPod Touch. The app supports 5 languages: English, Italian, French, German and Spanish, which is not much but is Ok. 

Summary

The VIZIO SmartCast Mobile is a powerful tool, which enhances the entertainment experience by turning your smartphone or tablet into a remote control. App’s main features assure efficient interaction between a user and Vizio SmartCast devices, while convenient interface makes navigation intuitive and simple.

5
Interface
5
Features
4
Usability
4
Compatibility
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