Vizio Launches Facebook Watch App On SmartCast TVs
Vizio, the American-based TV and sound bar brand, today announced that SmartCast users in the U.S. and Canada can now access the Facebook Watch TV app and enjoy Facebook videos on the big screen with personalized recommendations delivering instant entertainment.
The Facebook Watch TV app allows SmartCast’s millions of users to enjoy a personalized TV experience tailored to their interests and social connections. SmartCast users can discover videos across Facebook for whatever they’re into, whether that’s live events, shows, sports, gaming, news or music videos.
“Bringing Facebook Watch to SmartCast furthers our mission to provide Vizio customers with direct-to-device access to all of their favorite apps and channels in one place,” said Mike O’Donnell, chief revenue officer of Vizio. “The Facebook Watch TV app helps connect audiences with content that matches their interests, all from the Vizio SmartCast home screen.”
Vizio SmartCast TV users can simply select the Facebook Watch app icon from the SmartCast Home screen and follow a prompt for a one-time Facebook login, where they can immediately enjoy and discover new content including:
- Facebook Originals such as Red Table Talk, covering today’s most compelling social issues in real time with Jada Pinkett Smith; the recently launched Red Table Talk: The Estefans with Gloria Estefan giving a whole new take on the iconic Red Table; the daytime Emmy-winning show, Returning the Favor, with Mike Rowe who spotlights everyday heroes; and Steve Harvey’s talk show, STEVE on Watch, bringing you the latest celebrity interviews and news.
- Live gaming streams and previously recorded videos from popular Facebook Gaming creators as well as livestreamed tournaments.
- Music videos from today’s top artists to up-and-coming bands and classics across various genres. Watch videos you’ve saved, shared or uploaded to Facebook.