With VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™, you can control your entire entertainment experience with your iOS device. Browse & discover movies, TV shows, music, live streams and more across multiple apps at once. Power on/off devices, play/pause content, modify advanced settings and more.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile brings together all your favorite entertainment from multiple apps into one simple experience.
Simple controls wherever you are.
Power on/off devices, play/pause content, adjust volume and more all from the palm of your hand.
Watch free content.
Enjoy easy access to free TV shows, movies, music and more.
Type with a keyboard.
Enter text on your TV/display from your smartphone using a full keyboard.
Swipe to navigate SmartCast Home.
Use the touchpad to quickly play your favorite entertainment from featured content to the most popular apps right from your TV/display.
Easily access advanced settings.
Adjust aspect ratio, select input, calibrate picture and more without leaving VIZIO SmartCast Mobile.
See All the Details.
Get a quick look at show ratings, synopsis, cast, crew, clips and more.
SUPPORTED VIZIO SMARTCAST™ PRODUCTS.
2016 and 2017 VIZIO SmartCast UHD Home Theater Displays
2018 VIZIO SmartCast TVs
VIZIO SmartCast Sound Bars
VIZIO SmartCast Crave™ Speakers
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile is not compatible with legacy VIZIO Internet Apps® and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® Smart TVs.
VIZIO Crave Speakers cannot output audio from TVs/displays or be connected as an additional channel to an existing sound bar or sound system. Additional supported SmartCast or Chromecast-enabled audio products are required (not included) for Multi-Room feature. Streaming different songs to different speakers at the same time is not supported when using a single app running on a single mobile device. To stream a different song to different speakers at the same time, you’ll need to stream from a different app or a separate mobile device.
The applications and content pictured herein or described on this page 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. VIZIO has no control over third party applications or content and assumes no responsibility for the availability or interruption of such applications or content. Additional third-party terms, conditions and restrictions apply. High-speed/broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and are not provided by VIZIO. Not all Google Cast-enabled apps are integrated with VIZIO SmartCast and may require additional steps to cast.
Select features of VIZIO SmartCast Mobile require a myVIZIO Account (available free).
Resolved an issue where the app would crash after being suspended for a while.
Ratings and Reviews
I bought an expensive Vizio TV about 4 months ago. Vizio just pushed an update that made it substantially harder to impossible to cast things to the TV. In order to do so, I have to use this app. This app is essentially unusable. I don't even have words for how bad the navigation and UI are. They took something that was working, removed it, and replaced it with something I did not ask for, is substantially more complicated, and most importantly doesn't work. TV companies should stop trying to be software companies. They are terrible at it. Make a tv that has a nice picture. Let people who can actually write good usable software like Apple and Roku write the apps. It's incredibly frustrating to have a thing that was working stop working because Vizio decided to push an update I didn't ask for or agree to. If you want a concrete example of stupidity, here is one: Vizio let me know I had to order a new remote from them that had navigation buttons on it (left, right, up, down) to use this app. Fine. In order to close the notification that I had to order this remote, I was supposed to press the right arrow button. Which my remote does not have, which was the entire point of he pop up message I was trying to close.
The fact that I have to use this app in order to get to the menu on the tv is ridiculous in the first place. Anything menu related at all has to go through this app since the remote only has vol+/ vol-, Chan+/ chan-, power, input, picture mode, play/pause and mute.... I understand they wanted the remote simplified but Why no menu button? I set my sleep timer every night and using the app wasn’t that bad since I always have my phone.
Then everything just changed!! I go in the app and after a half of a second, it error messages me that I need to update the app before I am able to use it anymore... okay, understandable. It takes me to the App Store.. that tells me there is no update to download and I am current!! I go back to the app, and within a half a second, it error messages me again and takes me back to the App Store!
I can still click things but I have been having to rush to beat the error message in order to set the sleep timer every night. Usually ending up in about 8-9 attempts if I’m lucky before I succeed. I don’t understand, it’s frustrating the crap out of me! I paid a lot of money for a tv I am unable to do simple general tasks with just because they have a broken app.
Deletes my sync every time there’s an update
Every time there’s an update to this app, I have to resync my TV with my phone. To sync the tv and phone, I have to touch the phone and television physically. This wouldn’t be so bad if I weren’t physically disabled and had mobility issues. But I do. And even when I do pair the two it’s not guaranteed to work.
In order to get apps to work correctly on the tv, I have to cast from my phone to my tv. If they’re properly synced, great, but the interface is so clunky that it often just fails to work correctly. The interface is also supposed to work as a remote. It doesn’t. Not always. And so I was forced to purchase a second remote for my tv because the one they shipped with the tv wasn’t good enough. I tried to get some sort of response as to why the first was defective, as it seemed perfectly good to me, and got some canned answer.
I will never buy a vizio tv again. Unfortunately this television was sitting on my floor a long time before I was able to mount it on the wall and find out how truly garbage it was, or else I would have returned it, because if an app is advertised as being able to control your product and can’t, your product is lying.
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- VIZIO, Inc.
- 202.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2016 VIZIO, Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.