Doesn’t work 1/5
App doesn’t work anymore can’t connect
Never wants to connect via app
App no longer works.
Introducing Airplay was a mistake 1/5
Ever since Airplay was introduced, it seems this application has become beyond useless—it’s like Airplay is interfering with this app being able to find the TV for more than two seconds at a time. I don’t have a tablet for my Vizio too use instead, I only have this app, and it worked perfectly fine until I saw the Airplay option added. I happily thought it’d be nice to have it connected both ways, but since then no matter what I do, this app will not synchronize with my TV.
I’ve had it.
Worst app ever!! AVOID VIZIO 1/5
Avoid Vizio like the plague it is the worst app I have ever used. I’ve spent the last 30 minutes trying to connect to my sound bar. Just gonna switch back to a brand that cares about functionality like Samsung. Never use this app!!!
Garbage app 1/5
Phone is on the WiFi on the same subnet as the wired Ethernet the TV is on. I can cast to it, but this idiot app insists on having the TV on wifi. Bluetooth was also a big failure, it can make the Bluetooth connection, but that does not work.
Deleting the app and will use my fire TV to watch Netflix and other services
From good to useless 1/5
It was a really good app when I first downloaded it.. used it for all the Vizio TVs and sounds bars in my house until recently when it stopped connecting.. now it never connects and is useless.
Less than Zero 1/5
Zero or less than zero. I didn’t mean to hit the star. I can’t get the app to even connect to my BRAND NEW TV. I’ve been trying and the customer service people can’t help either so my kids can’t watch Disney + and stream through AirPlay. Horrible.
By Dakota Foltz
This app is just about useless because almost every time I try and use it as the remote it says connection failure and then I have to try and find the remote to do anything..this app is pointless
Connection is intermittent 1/5
By Disappointed DLS
When it works it is a bit slow but smooth and functional. When it doesn’t work it is completely useless and doesn’t connect at all. There is no guarantee when I launch the app that it will sync properly with my tv. Being horribly unreliable, my 4 star rating is reduced to 1 star.
This app is useless, my sound bar is clearly on, I’m no more than 2ft away and this app almost NEVER functions the way it should. NEVER connects to the bar. The bar ALWAYS disconnects from the television or device it’s currently hooked up to and randomly drops the signal...Vizio is affordable, but if ur ok with paying hundreds of dollars for headaches, then by all means buy into them.
Update: got in contact with customer service, and it gave me no resolution whatsoever. Device continuously disconnects. Don’t waste your money on vizio products. Crap product at a discount. Worst purchase ever, and believe me I’ve bought some crappy stuff in my life.
I call shenanigans... 1/5
By G. S. Elbirt
There’s absolutely no reason you need location services on for this app to work with my TV through local Wi-Fi. How do I know this? Because I’ve never had location services turned on ever and the previous version of the app worked just fine. So you all want more permissions for no discernible reason? No thanks. Enjoy the first review I’ve ever written in this AppStore. You certainly earned it! :-)
Location services? To control a TV? 2/5
The app is fine and works great. However, after updating my phone now it asks me to grant it access to Location Services, t control the tv in my house. This is ridiculous and unnecessary.
There is absolutely no reason you need to know where I am to control my television or any other device.
This app doesn’t work at all 1/5
I can’t even use my tv the app doesn’t not connect to my tv
Doesn't connect 1/5
By Victor Tony
Doesn't connect, bad UX.
volume adjustment doesn’t work 1/5
When you have PCM output, the volume adjustment won’t work
3 hours later, this still doesn’t work. Unfortunately, Vizio also doesn’t have Disney plus. Reconsidering buying another television brand, very annoying
By Anna Font
Great app, widget not fully working with iOS 13 4/5
Love the app. I frequently lose the tv remote and this works great! The backwards, play/pause, stop, and forward buttons do not work on the widget in iOS 13. It was convenient to not have to open the app all the way to “continue watching” but not a big deal.
Won’t stay connected. 1/5
This app definitely needs some more work. Very difficult to get it to ‘discover’ my sound bar. Then it won’t stay connected, so you have to repeat the process all over again. I’m surprised Visio hasn’t fixed this.
Fails to pair with phone most the time 1/5
It’s completely useless most of the time because it won’t pair with the tv. I wish I hadn’t bought a Vizio. When the app isn’t working, the tv is useless because the remote that comes with the tv doesn’t control SmartCast apps. Only channel and volume. Extremely disappointed with Vizio.
Stuck on set up 1/5
When a customer pays this much for a service that FORCES you to set up using an app, THE APP SHOULD WORK! Please fix, cannot even use my TV.
The app doesn’t work! Can’t connect to tv either with Bluetooth or WiFi. I’ve done everything they suggest! Super upset and may not even buy another Vizio again! Just recently stopped being able to connect with my phone. Had to get this and it didn’t help either! Don’t waste time
Doesn’t work 1/5
I get an error saying tv and IOS mobile phone are on two different WiFi networks but they are not. Deleted the app and reinstalled. Still doesn’t work. Disappointed.
By Mr. Wizard!
If I could give it zero stars I would. It connected me beautifully to my vizio sound bar ... and then offered me a cornucopia if crap to listen to that I had NO interest in. And when I tried to get it to connect to my new 4K vizio TV, in all three tries, the Bluetooth failed to connect at all ... and when I tried the ‘connect via wifi’ option, on the first attempt I could see the TV via WiFi and it gave ma a 4 digit code to enter, and then failed to complete the connection. On the second and third tries I could no longer see the TV on the WiFi and it still let the cursor spin for several minutes only to fail yet again. At this point I deleted the app from my phone.
It won’t connect - useless 1/5
Spins forever after entering my WiFi password when adding my tv
Disney + 3/5
By Smurf fat
There is no Disney plus app available
Unable to connect to my TV with app 1/5
I’m not able to connect to my TV with this app. I have tried several times to reload my TV and I get to the WiFi section and once I type the password I just get a loading screen and nothing else. My TV does not have a remote with a menu button so I’m not able to load my WiFi any other way.
By Blah blah...💕
Please add disney plus to the app section
Doesn’t work 1/5
Doesn’t show my wi-fi list nor does it connect to my wi-fi when I manually enter the info. Peace of junk app
Disney + 2/5
Lamentablemente no se puede ver esta APP con el Vizio Smart 2018. Tienen que subir la aplicación ya que no la pueda usar con el AirPlay del Iphone.
Does not work in any capacity. 1/5
I’m well versed in technology. Apparently they aren’t. It’s easy to gather my data by having me sign in through Google, but apparently hard to make software that works. Let alone the fact they force you to use an app that doesn’t work.
Good intent 1/5
This app would be a great app IF it didn’t require you to enable location service and Bluetooth. Can’t even begin to understand why you need location services on to use this app when sitting on my couch in my house. With it off it “can’t find” soundbar or tv when on same network on Wi-Fi. If Bluetooth is off you cannot get past the splash screen to use the app unless you turn it on. If you turn all of this on it works great. You shouldn’t have to have this on to use the app on the same network. If corrected I would be more favorable.
Not useful 1/5
This app is not work 2 cents at all.
Fix WiFi pairing 1/5
My tv won’t connect via Bluetooth but when I try to connect both my girlfriends and my phone it via WiFi, it doesn’t work. Please fix it.
Works great but A little slow 4/5
Works great but when launching the app it’s a little sluggish waiting for the devices to populate.
Hoping they eventually come with an iPad version.
This app will not connect to my TV. I have tried with multiple people to get it to work and it will not. Complete waste of my time to even try. What BULLHONKY!
Out dated 1/5
By Jack Steinburg
VIZIO won’t SmartCast connect with my iPhone 7. Won’t be buying another VIZIO product again. Time for a Samsung
Never connects 1/5
My Vizio sound bar never wants to connect through the app. Every time I want to use it I have to use the Wi-Fi setup tool (usually 3-4 times) before it will connect.
Been a problem for almost 3 years now, so apparently updates aren’t going to fix this.
Disney plus??? 4/5
Love it but will you be able to stream Disney plus soon?
New update won’t connect to my tv 1/5
The app used to work great but since the new update it can’t connect to my TV. I have tried factory resetting my TV, I have tried adding the TV as a new device it keeps getting stuck at “Retrieving Version Details”, nothing works. I can still cast to my TV and the TV still works with HomeKit, but the SmartCast app will not connect at all. So I can’t change any settings on the TV or use any of the menus since the included physical remote has almost zero functionality other than on/off and volume.
Never works correctly 1/5
The worst app I have ever had.
Seriously 😒 1/5
Worst app I have ever used.
Hold phone to corner of screen to connect 1/5
I have 3 iPhones and 5 Visio TVs as well as 250/MBs this app is garbage.
Every single motion makes this tv start over with this SmartCast buffering thing I can’t connect to my network any more and every time it buffers i it does come on something’s different but as of right now it’s been an hour and this smart cast thing has buffered for times and I’m very annoyed I’ve had this tv for 3 days and I’m ready to throw it away
Doesn’t work without sign in 1/5
As of a recent update, this app no longer functions unless you give your personal info to Vizio. One star!
Doesn’t work 1/5
My TV great. I can cast from my iPhone to the TV quite smoothly. BUT THE IPHONE REMOTE STINKS! It will not stay connected. I have to reset the TV to reconnect the iPhone app. NOT GOOD. This has gone on with my first Visio TV, now with my new
One. BAD APP.
Ugh this app frustrates me 😩 1/5
I have a vizio smart tv D-Series. I have the smartcast app and my tv never stays connected to my phone. I have reset my whole phone and updated the smartcast app but nothing works. Whenever it does work and is connected it will only work for 2-3 days then it will say connection failure and I have to redo each step every time it stops working 😡😡