VIZIO Adds XUMO to VIZIO SmartCast App Experience VIZIO has added XUMO, the live and video-on-demand (VOD) over-the-top (OTT), to the VIZIO SmartCast app experienceRS Staff ⋅ Dec 12, 2016 VIZIO has added XUMO, the live and video-on-demand (VOD) over-the-top (OTT), to the VIZIO SmartCast app experience. The service joins other VIZIO SmartCast-enabled apps like Vudu, Crackle, Hulu, Pluto TV, iHeartRadio, FandangoNOW, and Google Play Movies & TV, whose content catalogs can be searched at once via the VIZIO SmartCast app. Users can look for their favorite shows, movies, and more across multiple apps, and then simply tap to stream from their mobile device to a VIZIO SmartCast display. In addition, the VIZIO SmartCast app also allows users to adjust settings and control displays from any room in the home. The VIZIO SmartCast app has been recently updated to provide users with a more streamlined setup and faster overall experience, allowing users to simultaneously search and browse content across multiple apps by genre and text or voice search. Once users find a title, they just tap on the desired service to begin streaming the content directly to their VIZIO SmartCast display. Users can then continue using their mobile devices for other activities without interrupting the stream to the big screen. “The VIZIO SmartCast app gives consumers instant access to an ever-expanding library of content options available through our partners,” said Matt McRae, chief technology officer, VIZIO. “We’re excited for our latest integration with XUMO which offers VIZIO customers even more entertainment options from the app’s premium collection of OTT channels.” The VIZIO SmartCast experience is now further enhanced with access to content from XUMO’s broad collection of more than 70 premium OTT channels such as Time Inc.’s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) and Sports Illustrated, Tastemade, Refinery29, FailArmy, The Pet Collective from Jukin Media, Funny Or Die, Outside TV Shorts and more. Consumers can easily browse free content from XUMO alongside content catalogs from other popular apps, resulting in a quicker, more seamless streaming video experience. “By prioritizing the consumer’s choice and allowing them the option to stream content whenever and wherever they like, XUMO is helping make entertainment simple again,” said Colin Petrie-Norris, CEO, XUMO. “The deep integration of XUMO into the VIZIO SmartCast app arms users with another effortless way to consume their favorite shows, movies, and live streams by casting content directly to the SmartCast display.” The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption, and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content. A Google account is required to download apps from the Google Play store. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.