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 […]

Vizio adds 5,000 VOD titles to WatchFree+

Vizio has announced the addition of premium on-demand titles to its WatchFree+ AVOD platform from more than 17 studios. The platform now offers more than 5,000 ad-supported titles and over 240 free streaming channels from studios including Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. Highlighted titles added to the platform include Need […]

VIZIO launches Jump Ads cross-platform viewing solution

VIZIO has announced a new cross-platform viewing solution designed to bridge the gap between linear TV and streaming services. The company has introduced a beta programme for its new solution called Jump Ads, which gives  participating programmers and brands the ability to present an interactive overlay at the conclusion of linear TV shows. This can […]

Vizio makes new hires to drive adtech business expansion

TV maker Vizio has announced the expansion of its direct-to-device advertising business, including a handful of new hires. The company said that expanding the division will meet increasing advertiser demand and fuel growth. It will focus on growing its suite of products including ad tech solutions True Incremental Reach, Universal Frequency Control and Household Connect. […]

Sling launches on Vizio SmartCast 

Live streaming platform Sling TV is now available on Vizio SmartCast TVs. The app, which offers access to channels including ABC News Live, CNN and ESPN along with 15,000 on demand shows and movies, is now available to millions of SmartCast users across the US. Sling joins a portfolio of apps available on SmartCast TVs […]

Vizio ads AVOD content to WatchFree+ streamer

Vizio has announced an expansion to its WatchFree+ free streaming service to now include AVOD content. SmartCast TV users can now access thousands of on demand titles to complement the platform’s existing portfolio of live streaming channels. WatchFree+ will offer more than 4,000 free movies, TV shows, and Vizio exclusives from more than 17 content […]

Vizio could be forced to share SmartCast source code in lawsuit

Television maker Vizio has been sued by a non-profit firm over allegations of general public license (GPL) violations. The California lawsuit brought by New York-based Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) alleges that Vizio breached two public licenses by using and modifying open-source software without making its source code publicly accessible. The organisation alleges that the Vizio’s […]

HBO Max on Vizio TVs

HBO Max is now available on Vizio SmartCast TVs. The streamer provides access to more than 13,000 hours of content from the WarnerMedia portfolio of brands including Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Turner Classic Movies along with HBO Max Original series and Movies like the critically acclaimed Hacks. The app on Vizio […]

Vizio sued for TV display patent infringement

TV maker Vizio has been sued by Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Maxell over alleged patent infringement. According to Reuters, Maxell has alleged that Vizio infringed on a patent that includes the ability to display content from certain sources via USB, wireless adapters or digital broadcast signals. The case also accuses Vizio of infringing on a […]

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