VIZIO EXPANDS 24/7 STREAMING CHANNELS DEDICATED TO KIDS OF ALL AGES
VIZIO Launches Twelve Free Linear Streaming Channels Featuring Popular Kids’ Titles Available For VIZIO SmartCast® Users
Irvine Calif. – Augus 24, 2020 – VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand and #1 sound bar brand in America today announced the launch of a number of kids and family linear TV channels free for Smart Cast users as lockdowns continue across the U.S. The 24-hour TV channels bring kid-friendly entertainment to millions of viewers across America.
VIZIO has seen a spike in engagement for kids and family content as families continue to stay home.Apps with content for kids and family have historically seen around 35 percent more engagement than the average app on SmartCast.
Beginning today, SmartCast users can find a carousel of content with 24/7 content options from a variety of programs for kids of all ages including:
VIZIO is committed to delivering content that families and kids of all ages can enjoy. Upcoming free updates to SmartCast will add personalized viewing recommendations based on frequently used streaming channels, and family-friendly content reviews from Common Sense Media.
“Today VIZIO is making thousands of hours of free, child-safe programming available to our Smart Cast users, as people increasingly make streaming part of their daily routines,”said Katherine Pond, VP of Business Development for VIZIO. “With the uncertainty of the upcoming school year, parents will be looking for alternate ways to entertain and educate their children from inside the home. VIZIO is pleased to make these programs available to ensure high quality content for children and peace of mind for parents.”
The new linear channel scan be found under the “Free Channels” section from the SmartCast Home™ screen and will complement VIZIO’s WatchFree TM service. In total,SmartCast viewers have access to over 200+ free linear TV channels of news, TV shows, movies and sports.
In addition to free content, VIZIO provides convenient access to on-screen apps like Netflix, Hulu,Prime Video, YouTubeTV, Peacock TV and others. It also includes support for Apple AirPlay 2 & Chromecast built-in, allowing viewers to stream, control,and share content from their phone, tablet, or laptop directly to the big screen. VIZIO SmartCast is continuously enhancing the platform with new features and content, so users have endless entertainment options, all while staying healthy and safe in their homes.
VIZIO, the #1 American-based TV brand and #1 Sound Bar Brand in America, delivers innovative entertainment solutions and value for millions of connected consumers. Formed in 2002 and quickly established as a daring leader, VIZIO has built a portfolio of industry-leading products that provide brilliant, awe-inspiring experiences while incorporating seamlessly with the smart home. The company designs a collection of televisions, sound bars, and the SmartCast smart TV platform with the consumer’s desires in mind, and has been rated America’s Fastest Growing TV Brand with Quantum Dot and America’s Fastest Growing Sound Bar Brand with DolbyAtmos. VIZIO product leadership is consistently highlighted by industry reviews and awards, and most recently received 30 Best of CES 2020 accolades.
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