VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™

VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ for Pc

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-04
  • Current version: 1.1.92
  • File size: 193.09 MB
  • Developer: VIZIO
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ Preview

Downloading and installing VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ on your Windows PC

Download VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ for Windows: VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ is an Entertainment App, developed by VIZIO. The Entertainment App was officially released 2016-03-21. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - VIZIO, with the latest current version being 1.1.92 which was officially released on 2018-10-04. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 7,142 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3 out of a possible 5.

Using VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ application icon. A window of VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™ icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™

Developer Description

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. Effortless Discovery. 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 COMPATIBILITY NOTES 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).

App Reviews

  • Beyond frustrated

    By Dmintun
    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

    By Caged.canary
    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.
  • When something isn’t broken, for the love of God, don’t fix it

    By KaileeAlwaysKnows<33
    I recently bought a brand new Vizio television for my bedroom, as I have a newer (about a year and a few months old) Vizio in my living room that I really like. That one has the Smart TV function where you log in to your apps on the TV. I read how bad the reviews were of SmartCast but I bought this model of new TV anyway because I thought people were exaggerating. Boy, was I wrong. I have had so many problems with this TV, including randomly having to re-setup everything (settings, SmartCast, WiFi, accepting terms, etc) every few times I turn on the television. My final straw was tonight I tried to watch a movie on one of the pre-installed apps (one you don’t have to play on your phone and cast it to the TV). I got about an hour in and I lost my WiFi connection. I restarted my WiFi about 5 times before I gave up as the problem persisted. Just for laughs I decided to go see if it would work on my other tv. It did, and I wasted 2 hours trying to fix my WiFi when it was my stupid TV and stupid SmartCast the whole time. Bottom line, if you’re gonna get a new Vizio, GET ONE WITHOUT SMARTCAST.
  • So much better but not quite their...

    By Kurt4203
    12 months ago i wasn’t using my vizio tv due to the lame wifi phone remote not working anywhere even close to 25% fluidity. Quite simply it sucked! They offered free remotes by mail to pretty much the whole line of tvs besides mine of course. So i patiently waited- what else could I do. I’d purchased the tv refurbished and couldn’t return it. Well more than 12 months later, I can proudly say I can use my tv with ease again. Best part is I can start a stream from my iphone or on the tv itself (using my phone as the remote) and then still use my phone for other things while I’m watching. The app has made huge improvements in too many areas to list. It’s still has a ways to go before it’s complete fluid and quick. There is lag, but at least they are finally constantly working to improve it as I get updates more than once a month now. I’m finally back to confidence on vizio for the price point.
  • Key feature doesn't work - programmers incompetent

    By FierceEffect
    So let's take a moment to honest in what we actually want from this app if you are a soundbar user- just be able to control our smart cast device (i.e. My soundbar). The rest of the bloat ware and nonsense in this app is pretty much ignored by everyone else. With all these updates the key feature of always being able to control the soundbar do not work correctly. When my soundbar has been on for a while it's like the app loses connection and claims the soundbar is off even though it's on. Whats worse is thAt the volume buttons still work on the app to control the soundbar that's on even though the app claims it's off. If the soundbar is off then how could I be changing the colume to what's currently playing... it just doesn't make sense. I expect to be able to control my soundbars features completely when it's on including bass treble etc. please fix.m Update: please just have the app open to the remote. That’s what we want to use this for. Also have a button to quickly switch between the audio mode movies and Audio.
  • Never Again

    By TexasPride020116
    I originally bought a Vizio because my parents have one that you can link your accounts to certain apps and play them through the tv. I love their tv. My biggest mistake was not looking at the reviews for the TVs that have SmartCast capability. This was the biggest waste of money as it barely works, then to have to get a new remote essentially making it impossible to utilize the tv without using the app. The app though, when we first got the remote I liked the app and rarely had an issuer with it. Now after the update the app is just as useless as the remote. Having to wait 4-8 weeks for a remote that is required for the tv is absolutely ridiculous. How about you ask customers whether they want bogus updates for their TVs as well as making major changes to the app. With the rating that this app gets and customers not just coming down on the app but the tv as well, you would think Vizio would get it together. Leave the software technology to Apple and Roku. Just focus on the picture because that’s all Vizio is good at.
  • Not intuitive, but great!

    By Alexhfyvsd
    When my old tv finally died, I went out and bought the newest Vizio SmartCast tv. I was actually planning on buying another tv and was talked into the vizio, so I wasn’t even aware there was an app to control the tv. I downloaded it and honestly, there was a bit of a learning curve in how to navigate the app and control the various settings/inputs/apps you wanted on the screen, but man. Once I figured it out it is amazing. Literally can control every aspect of the tv. Volume, channel, settings. And the fact that you can have Netflix playing on the tv one second and then cast the movie trailer you are watching on your phone to the screen the next is amazing. Learn how to work it and it’s awesome!
  • No sound from sound bar

    By Soc7-1
    I have spent a lot of time just trying to get the sound bar to generate sound. Initially everything worked and then the remote seemed unable to communicate with the sound bar. Downloaded this app initially everything worked. Then as the update came out it became more anymore difficult for the sound bar to recognize an input wether set by me or by asking the sound bar app to detect the active input source. Gave up imputing from TV. BUT, I was still able to get it to recognize my Sony tuner though AUX PORT ON SOUND BAR. Now nothing works. The app is useless I have wasted a lot of time and money. I give up throwing out and we NOT buy another VIZIO product again. Really aggravating. DO NOT BUY PRODUCT. SOFTWARE IS THE WORST I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE.
  • Needs more polishing....

    By Jerry Seinfeld1
    The power button in the app to turn on the tv has no confirmation when you touch it! It should change color or flash or do sown thing so you know it registered your finger press. This gets very confusing when you turn on the TV from another room and you don't know if it registered your button press. Previous versions made this much clearer. Also, I don't use Bluetooth for anything, and when I use this app on Wi-Fi it always comes up with a pop up asking me if I want to turn on Bluetooth and it's very annoying, you don't need to turn on Bluetooth to use this app as long as you're on Wi-Fi, there should be a setting to turn off notifications for blutooth so it doesn't keep prompting you every time you open the app when it's off.

    By MTR$
    They need to give everyone, who paid for this model tv's their money back or fire the staff that is working on this app because they have no idea of what they are doing at this time. You need to use the app to change settings on the tv, but as of the last update the settings are not working, the power button is not working and the other buttons do not light up or work. That need to just give all of us a new remote for the tv and loss the app support team. I give up on this app and now I am looking to get a new tv .. As of March 28, 2018 update it is a clear fact that vizio app support team need to be let go Now the app stop working with new control problem and failure to load all the settings. The vizio app support team needed to give up ; your app is a dis appointment and so is you team . I rate this app as a clear loser