Apple TV App Now Available on VIZIO SmartCast TVs in U.S. and Canada With Free Three-Month Apple TV+ Offer

VIZIO today announced that the Apple TV app is now available on its 2016 and newer SmartCast TVs in the United States and Canada.

The Apple TV app allows users to stream TV shows and movies from Apple TV+, à-la-carte Apple TV Channels, and their iTunes libraries, as well as buy or rent more than 100,000 shows and movies from the iTunes Store.


From today until October 16, eligible VIZIO SmartCast TV owners in the United States can sign up for Apple TV+ and receive three months free.

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

VIZIO rolled out HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support to its 2016 and newer SmartCast TVs last year.

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7 weeks ago
Wow, all the way back to 2016! I wish all other manufacturers would follow.
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7 weeks ago
Hats off to Vizio for caring about customers with older tvs. LG wont beyond 2 years. I have a 4 year old LG E6 OLED and they wont update that tv. If Vizio can update a 4 year old tv, it proves the others can easily do the same if they wanted.
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7 weeks ago


That is too bad, I hate when manufacturing quality goes down just to sell more products.

In 2008 I bought Sony's first SXRD 1080P 60in rear projection TV. It was $6000, it was a good TV but to bring down the price from the $12000 Sony SXRD 70in they decided to put in plastic lens instead of glasses lens which caused over time the lenses to turn yellow or people would not put the TV on a UPS so if you lost power the SXRD LCD chip would bake in the TV. Thank god I purchased Sears $550 extended warranty, three years out before the extended warranty ran out I had sears replace the light engine. The cost of the the part was $2000. The funny thing when I called sears for the rear they had already done a few of them and said the repair would be $4000. I said no it won't it is free. They said what do you mean, I said I bought the sears extended warranty and it covered parts and labor. They said nobody bought the Sears $550 extended warranty. I said I did so they came and fixed it at no cost to me. That was the best extended warranty I ever purchased :)
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Wow, all the way back to 2016! I wish all other manufacturers would follow.

It’s easy for Vizio to do considering the limited number of Vizio TVs still working from 2016...
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7 weeks ago
I just checked my TV and it is there. I am shocked to see Apple do this.
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7 weeks ago


I'm not sarcastic, a serious question, so what is the major pro to buy Apple TV now? Games?

The OS on my 10 year old 2nd gen Apple TV runs better and faster than the OS on my 5 year old VIZIO tv. The same was true when the devices were 8 and 2 years old, respectively.
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