VIZIO Launches 24 Hour Free Streaming Channels on SmartCast TVs




Today, VIZIO announced the launch of 30 new free linear TV channel on its SmartCast TV home screen. The 24-hour streaming TV channels bring more news, entertainment, lifestyle, DIY, sports, comedy and music to millions of viewers across America as they seek access to information and more content.

“More people are discovering our free content offerings and making them part of their daily routines right now,” said Mike O’Donnell, Senior Vice President, Platform Business. “We recognize the important role that TV plays in the home, especially when families are being asked to stay inside. It’s important for us to deliver popular content to consumers and we are focused on continually expanding additional free and premium options for our VIZIO SmartCast TV customers.”

Starting today, VIZIO SmartCast users will find the free streaming channels can be found under a “Free Channels” row on the SmartCast Home screen and complement VIZIO’s WatchFree service. Channels include:

  • News and lifestyle content from USA Today and CBC News
  • Sports are available from USA Today Sportswire and the Fubo Sports Network
  • Celebrities and entertainment updates are available on TMZ and Hollywire
  • Get home cooking inspiration with Hungry and Food52 or learn from top artists on The Design Network
  • Thought-provoking Sci-Fi content on Dust, documentaries on Magellan TVNow and Docurama, cult classics on CONtv, and much more

VIZIO is continuously enhancing the SmartCast platform with new features and content that automatically update, so users have endless entertainment options, all while staying healthy and safe in their home.

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