Sick of these crappy apps 1/5
One day, I’d like to download an app like this and it actually works. Now this company actually has my personal info as a result of the tedious setup.Delete!!!
I like it 5/5
I have a toddler so the remote goes missing on the regular. Having this app is a perfect solution for a remote gone MIA.
It freezes sometimes and you have to restart the app
Decent needs improvement 4/5
I like the ability to control, type, and search the content on my smart TV from a smart phone. TV remotes are fine, but this takes it up a notch. The one down fall that I feel needs immediate attention is iPad compatibility. The screen needs to be able to rotate for if you are typing on the iPad with a keyboard.
Newer updates made it worse! 1/5
I used to be able to just open Netflix, Hulu or Youtube and just cast immediately. Even when TV was off. Now I have to open this horrible app and sort through a troubleshooting process every time I want to power on my television. What did you guys change and why? Please make it better. I can't recommend Vizio products and will never buy one again. Fix it please!
I have a vizo and I lost the remote lazy me I downloaded it thinking it a TV APP HAS A REMOTE!!!!!!😡 every other tv app does but apparently this app DOES NOT Witch is extremely annoying don’t get the app the second I got it I had to got to Help not even help helped that got me mad if u don’t want to absolutely use all ur storage for a useless app go ahead just look at all the reviews first
DO NOT GET THIS APPLICATION. 1/5
This app has updated, so older Vizio products cannot be scanned to connect. App developer, please update this.
Can never connect 1/5
Pls do it download this app. It never works. When you are trying to sync it never does
Doesn’t work on any of smart TV’s. 1/5
Does not work at all.
Terrible app 1/5
Practically unusable, great update 🙄
Remote app 5/5
By Taneisha L.
when I forget the remote across the room no need to get up just pull up the app on my fine and I’m back in business:) WORKS JUST GOOD AS THE REMOTE ITSELF... when I first got my tv I didn’t have the remote with it so I downloaded this app until my remote was shipped to me and I’ve honestly used the app more than the actual remote. THANK YOU VIZIO
Going good then bad 1/5
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We lost our remote but thank god I downloaded this app it was perfect until I was trying to put my soothing music like I do every night but then every time I press left it goes to Amazon I have a list of the buttons and there unusual actions
Please fix this bug
App Crap 1/5
By Dead ED 777
I swear for the past 2years having this TV no matter how many “updates” the app has. It never fixes anything with connecting the app to the TV better. I’v even gotten two high end phones in between that time and still no luck. I’m connected with Bluetooth and Wifi with the TV LAN connected. TV quality is great. But the remote app is so bad it takes away from the experience to the point I dread streaming to the TV if it’s anything other than youtube.
App crashes. Can’t use it. 1/5
App still crashes and closes. iPhone 6 Plus.
App doesn’t work 1/5
For the last couple of weeks we have to reset our tv every time we want to cast. Now I can’t even re-download the app from the AppStore. So now our tv is stuck in the pairing mode and we can’t get past entering our WiFi password and the message “connecting to (WiFi network name)”. Very frustrating! Can no longer use the tv. Purchasing a new tv online tomorrow because Vizio is junk!
As others have said, the fact I have to use this app in the first place is beyond frustrating. Ok, fine, at least design a decent app. This is the most non-intuitive app I’ve ever use. Terrible.
By DOC 763
It’s working finally
Don’t mess with it
Way too messed up 3/5
Keeps signing me in as a guest even after I create an account. And now it thinks I’m not enrolled in Apple’s beta program. The most recent update says it adds support to iOS 12.4 Beta, but that hasn’t even been released yet! This is really screwed up...
Neither GOAT, nor Epic Fail. 3/5
When I bought my Vizio 65” 4K TV in Jan. 2017, I was a little disappointed with the remote that came with it. Because I’m not the kind of person who can just take something electronic out of the box, put it on a table or entertainment center, plug it in and use it with default settings. I’m the kind of person who has to have everything looking and sounding perfect.
So when I discovered that the remote the TV came with had about the same amount of buttons as a Nintendo controller, I was pretty disappointed.
Needless to say, my settings customization was quickly halted also.
However, once I downloaded, installed and set up this app, and after about 30 mins of “trial and error” use within the app, I was finally able to use this app to fully navigate the settings and achieve the desired picture quality, sound quality, input-naming, along with changing other options and features.
Overall, I’ve had very, very few issues with this app (2 or 3 app/TV pairing issues) and will continue to use it. It works perfect 99.99% of the time. I use it multiple times a day, day in and day out.
So slow, so buggy, so laggy, and crashes all the time. Need to force close every 5 mins. Completely useless. Better off casting from your apps.
Garbage app 1/5
This app is so incredibly frustrating to use. I purchased this because it is a “smart” tv and would allow streaming. The “free” content or live tv that is built into the app will not stream ever. Additionally, when you finally do get a 3rd party app content to stream to the tv, and then try to control the volume, it has to search for the device and will shut it off every single time. Good luck trying to binge watch something because if you have use the app to control playback or select a new episode it will search for the device and shut it off, so you have force close the app and turn back on the device, locate it, open your 3rd party app, locate content and then pray to the gods it will stream correctly. I wish I had 2 more hands so I could give this app 4 thumbs down.
Kind of glitchy at times but for the most part works as intended.
Cast connection is glitchy 3/5
Anytime I try to cast tv shows and movies it is always glitchy. The connection is terrible. I’ve updated the app but no difference. Makes the TV almost pointless to have.
I hate this app 1/5
Bought a Vizio tv last year and a few weeks ago the remote magically stopped working. After finding out it wasn’t a battery issue I quickly downloaded this app to be able to navigate through my tv.
The design and concept is cool. Guest are so in love with being able to use the phone to control the tv.
If I can’t find the remote or get to it, I can just use my phone.
Always disconnects from the tv, even with the app never being closed. Then it takes up to 30s to 2 minutes to finally reconnect. I only have one tv this app connects to so why does it keep disconnecting and I’ll have to go through a series of steps just to reconnect the remote. This happens several times a day.
To navigate you have to drag your finger left right up or down and it’s beyond slow/laggy. You spend 5 minutes just trying to get to the app you want and another 2 minutes trying to select it. Just put a Dpad on the app and call it a day!!! The scrolling makes me want to throw my phone out of annoyance on the daily.
The home button for the main screen is right next to the back button and there’s no way to customize the buttons or move them. So if I’m searching for an episode and my wild 1 year old grabs my hand and I miss the back button by .02 mm I’m now hitting the home button and now have to go back to scrolling for 4 minutes just to get back to where I was.
Ever since the update the tv freezes up and has to be hard reset every few days.
Some of the remotes buttons don’t even function with the apps already added onto the tv. So if I need to rewind/fast forward I have to scroll my fingers left or right a billion times and pray I don’t hit the home button. I once spent 15 minutes scrolling through a 45 minute show just to be able to see the last 5 minutes of it. Smh
I wish I could give this -100 stars. This app is absolutely without a doubt the most useless and annoying thing ever. I’ve had to deal with it for 2 years. I’m sick and tired of it. I’m selling my tv and will never ever buy another Vizio again in my lifetime.
App is useless 1/5
Whatever update just happened is making this app useless. Both my phone and tv are on the same WiFi network, SmartCast screen is loading and showing previews but my phone won’t connect to the tv. Keeps telling me my device can’t be found. Has only worked twice in the past week, I’ve gone through troubleshooting at least 20x.
This is so awesome 😀 😀😀😀😀
Needs work on iPhone XR 3/5
The App isn’t exactly elegant, but it gets the job done. However, the AV Delay control on an iPhone XR is unusable. Every time I try to select the control, the App Switcher control activates. I had to install this on my iPhone 8 to control it. Please consider this in your next update.
Ugh! Updates made it worse! 2/5
New update causes TV to turn off after each episode! Wish I could roll back the update, it’s pretty annoying.
Worst ever 1/5
By stephen feathers
Worst smart tv interface of all my TVs. Lack of fully functioning remote makes app navigation even more difficult. Unless major app upgrade and remote is sent to me I WILL NEVER BUY VIZIO AGAIN!
So unreliable 1/5
Worst app ever. So unreliable. Pick any other brand TV. You’ve been warned.
Latest Update Prevents Internet Connection - FIX THIS NOW!!! 1/5
I love my Vizio TV...except for when I don’t! Maintaining consistent internet connection via WiFi has ALWAYS been spotty (a hardwire connection is not feasible for my setup, so I’m dependent on WiFi). But now with the new updates, WiFi connection is kaput! Bad enough that I have to use a tablet for a remote (luckily, you newer Vizio owners don’t have to deal with that). But now it won’t even pair via Bluetooth. Disgraceful!! FIX THIS NOW!!!
When it works, it’s great! 3/5
The app does work well and is easy to navigate, but I have noticed the pairing doesn’t always communicate from phone to tv. Every couple of days I have to unplug the tv and reset it in order for the app to recognize any device.
Drops Connection 1/5
I can’t even log in without getting an error stating that I’m not connected to the internet. Everything else is connected.
Runs well but it’s a hassle 2/5
The smart cast works well and the tv is great but the concept of your phone as the remote isn’t smart at all. Every time I have to connect to Bluetooth and if my phone locks and I’m not using it it will disconnect.
Cool when no controller
Bad update 1/5
Your update has a major bug. Can no longer connect to my TV using the power/channel buttons, but somehow the picture/brightness buttons work. Ridiculous.
Please just make it a remote. 2/5
The app is too complicated, and I say that as someone who loves new tech. I just want to open the app and control my TV. The stock remote comes with programmed buttons for apps I will never use and I hoped this app would allow me to customize shortcuts for YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
Pleaaaassseee let me add shortcuts for the apps I want along with the cool click pad and a volume button. That’s it. Keep it simple. And I’ll change this to a 5 star rating.
By Muss Bus 420
Tired of my show shutting off on the tv while casting a show
Landscape mode please 3/5
Landscape view please, for the iPad and larger phones it makes for a better experience.
Won’t even pair 1/5
I know my phone is connected because I can use the YouTube app with my phone on my tv but this app will not connect to my tv. Useless.
So I have to buy a remote or use the app that now doesn’t work I just have a blank grey arrow screen and have no way to control my tv menu or scroll through choices. How do you make technology worse!?
Needs an update 1/5
My app only works when I delete it and re download it. Then I’m able to successfully use my phone to control the tv. When it’s working it’s fine and it’s a nice app and all but I just really wish I didn’t have to do that and that is my only problem.
DOES NOT WORK 1/5
By SIM PLAYER 777BJ
It will not sync with my TV!
Had TV for 2 years and just started using SmartCast 4/5
By HIIT workouts
I was looking for ways to watch Prime Video because my fire stick doesn’t seem to work anymore. I was also looking for ways to share pictures from my phone, and google brought me to smart cast. The initial set up and pairing with my phone was a little awkward, but easy to do upon following instructions. My only complaint is that I could not find a way to share my pictures from my iPhone to the phone without getting and paying for another app on my iPhone for SmartCast sharing @2.99. But, the app worked and was exactly what I wanted. Please include this with your SmartCast software
Less than worthless 1/5
By Floress bro
Just bought a smart TV with the idea it would replace Apple TV and simplify our setup. The connection from the phone to the TV is horribly unstable and the connection normally breaks about every fifteen minutes (with the phone sitting right next to the TV). Haven’t been able to caste recently because the app says the app and the TV are not on the same network (despite the fact I can see they clearly ARE connected to the same network). The app and the webcast function have zero value.
Useless App 1/5
By Excellent appp
This app is about the most worthless thing ever. Always freezes, loses connection and is really slow. I have to constantly Reprogram it and is extremely frustrating. I will never buy a Vizio TV again.
I find that I am only able to cast from my phone to my tv %25 of the time. Tv is great. If you have a fire stick works fine. But never cast well from phone to tv. Always an issue
Can’t connect to Quantum P 1/5
By Soaring Spoon
I can’t connect via Bluetooth or WiFi to my Vizio Quantum P tv. I’m using an iPhone XS Max which has Bluetooth le. I also can’t connect with my old Galaxy 8+ on either. Disappointing to say the least coming from my old TLC.