VIZIO, Inc. today announces a Chromecast built-in update that will allow users to cast Disney+ content to their VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Viewers can already watch content from the Disney+ app using Apple AirPlay 2 by simply tapping the AirPlay icon and selecting their SmartCastTV1 when in the app. The Chromecast built-in update will start rolling out in early December to VIZIO SmartCast TVs2 to allow users to cast Disney+ content just as easily. This update will give consumers more flexibility to stream their favorite apps, like Disney+, on the TV they purchase this holiday season.
Thanks to VIZIO’s ability to roll out software updates over-the-air, the company is able to provide new apps and services to millions of VIZIO SmartCast TV owners, including those with models dating back to 20162. VIZIO has a history of updating its SmartCast TVs with new features, bringing more value to users after they have purchased their TV. These updates include the SmartCast Home interface, voice control support, and most recently, compatibility with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
“We want consumers to know that when they purchase a VIZIO TV, it will keep its value for years to come,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “Our team is continually improving SmartCast to ensure users have the best home entertainment experience with more ways to enjoy their favorite content.”
VIZIO SmartCast TVs provide users with the flexibility to stream their favorite apps with Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in. Users can also enjoy apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and YouTube directly from the SmartCast Home screen. They’ll also appreciate having support for voice assistants, including Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa-enabled devices.
To provide even more value, VIZIO SmartCast TVs come with WatchFreeTM, a free-to-use streaming service with no subscription required. WatchFree gives consumers access to more than 150 channels, powered by Pluto TV, featuring news, sports, movies, TV shows, radio stations and more. For more information on SmartCast, go to vizio.com/smartcast.