Vizio Says Apple TV App Coming 'Later This Summer'

Vizio today announced that the Apple TV app will be rolling out to some of its smart TV models "later this summer," suggesting that the app should be available by no later than the end of September in the United States.


When available, the Apple TV app will allow owners of select Vizio smart TVs to stream Apple TV+ shows and movies, use the à-la-carte Apple TV Channels feature, access their iTunes libraries of movies and TV shows, and buy or rent more than 100,000 shows and movies from the iTunes Store. It is unclear exactly which models will be supported.

The Apple TV app is already available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Apple TV, select Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and select Samsung and LG smart TVs.

Sony will also roll out the Apple TV app later this year, according to Apple.

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12 weeks ago


Which problem are you experiencing?

A recent firmware update now prevents the TV from powering off when a CEC connected device turns off. For example, when I put my Apple TV to sleep, it will turn off my receiver but won't turn off my TV anymore.

It's a known issue that vizio has acknowledged on their support site but haven't fixed for month.
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12 weeks ago
Can they fix the CEC problems they created with some models as well?
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12 weeks ago


Apple was trying to boost sales of a device they never sold or released? How does that work?

They'll make it up in volume.
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12 weeks ago
Don't hook up your TV to the internet...use an Apple TV for that.
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11 weeks ago
I pity anyone who uses the built in software on Vizio TVs... it's BAD. Thankfully, I have an Apple TV 4K. Ironically I got it before I even had a 4K TV, somebody was selling an unopened one on Facebook Market Place and I was like... why not? Then I saw a 70 inch Vizio go on sale at BestBuy.ca for a grand CND. Which is a really good price for a 70 inch in Canada, turned out it was the 2017 mid range TV, which I knew would be getting HomeKit support soon!

So I bought it and I'm quite happy it combined with my Apple TV give me a very apple like experience, for a lot cheaper than I'm sure Apple would have ever sold a 70 inch for. Plus I say, "Hey Siri, turn off basement TV."
And Siri will respond with, "The Impractically Large TV is now off."
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A recent firmware update now prevents the TV from powering off when a CEC connected device turns off. For example, when I put my Apple TV to sleep, it will turn off my receiver but won't turn off my TV anymore.

It's a known issue that vizio has acknowledged on their support site but haven't fixed for month.

Don't think I ever had a TV with CEC that ever worked for the off side. Turning things on always work for turning on the TV, but never off.
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