Walmart acquires Vizio in $2.3bn deal

The US-based retail giant, Walmart, has struck a deal with Vizio to acquire the smart TV outfit and manufacturer for approximately $2.3 billion. The deal includes the acquisition of Vizio and its Smart TV operating system, SmartCast, for $11.50 per share in cash. Walmart said it would enable the company to serve its customers in […]

NFL app lands on VIZIO Smart TVs

The NFL app has launched on VIZIO Smart TVs in the US, with access to the league’s direct-to-consumer streaming service NFL+. NFL+ offering includes a live stream of NFL Network and NFL RedZone, in addition to access to live preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games (via phone and tablet only), […]

QVC and  HSN unveils livestream shopping app on Vizio

Shopping channels, QVC and  HSN, have launched a free, interactive streaming shopping service app on Vizio’s Smart TVs.  Qurate Retail Group-owned QVC+ and HSN+ have created a combined streaming experience where live, on-demand and streaming-only content together can be found on one, easy-to-use, fully shoppable app. According to Qurate Retail Group, it is currently the […]

Vizio launches Frndly TV app across Smart TVs

CTV operator Vizio has launched the app of the low-cost family-targeted TV provider Frndly TV across its Vizio Smart TVs. Frndly TV offers 45 live TV networks including A+E, Hallmark Channel, The History Channel, MeTV, Lifetime, INSP, Game Show Network, Movies!, GAC Family and others. In addition to over 1000 hours of on-demand shows and […]

AMC Networks and VIZIO expand partnership

AMC Networks has expanded their multi-year agreement VZIO to deliver a range of premium programming to VIZIO Smart TVs, with the addition of the AMC+ app, nine free streaming channels and over 150 on-demand feature films. Among the new streaming channels are Portlandia, MSG Sports Zone, AMC en Espanol, Allblk Gems and Overtime. More than […]

Vizio seeks to solve discovery challenge with My Watchlist

Smart TV firm Vizio has unveiled My Watchlist, a new feature that allows viewers to add their favourite TV shows and movies from different streaming services into one central location on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Once added, a dedicated My Watchlist row appears on the SmartCast Home Screen. When ready to begin viewing, the user simply […]

Blue Ant’s HauntTV joins VIZIO’s revamped WatchFree+ platform

Channel operator and content creator Blue Ant Media has made several moves in the FAST channel business in recent times. In its latest venture, it has launched its paranormal channel HauntTV on to Vizio’s WatchFree+ streaming service. The deal includes the exclusive premieres of two original productions including Haunted Gold Rush – underlining a growing […]

Vizio adds Scripps Networks channels to WatchFree+

CTV operator Vizio has expanded its distribution deal with The E.W. Scripps Company to add four channels to its FAST platform WatchFree+. Available in the US, WatchFree+ provides Vizio TV owners in the US with access to more than 240 free streaming channels from studios including Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Sony Pictures, and Warner […]

Starz launches on Vizio smart TVs

Lionsgate-owned streamer Starz is now available on Vizio smart TVs. Starting today, millions of homes in the US will be able to access the SVOD via their smart TVs, with Vizio consistently ranking as the third-largest smart TV manufacturer in the country. Starz will offer Vizio users monthly and annual subscription options directly from the […]

TikTok launches app on Vizio TVs

Short-form video app TikTok has announced a partnership with Vizio to come to its Smart TVs. Vizio will join the likes of Samsung, LG, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV in offering TikTok to its users. The TV maker said that it will support the launch by highlighting TikTok TV content on the Vizio home […]

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