Th e Worst App EVER 1/5
It just rarely ever works. I’m actually surprised when it does. I have to sync with my Visio tv every time I want use it. I don’t think I’ll ever buy another Visio tv because this App is so frustrating.
Most negative reviews are old. March 2019 4/5
I just put the app to use with a new Visio M series tv. I had the Visio sound bar in use for year. It did not pair or function with my iPhone last year. In the meantime I got a new iPhone, upgraded the WiFi router and service and received the tv. I hooked the tv up to the WiFi and it took a 5 minute software update immediately.
Today I went to set up the app. It worked seamlessly. My wife loaded it on her iPad subsequently and that too worked just fine. The controls worked fine but I would agree the UI is still a bit clunky. It seams to me people are not using the most up to date equipment to operate the app and the equipment may need a software update. Very happy for now - May change if WiFi fails or app updates are not clean. Would but the sound bar and tv again.
This app is so frustrating. To begin, the idea of having to use an app to control a tv is stupid. Second, the app crashes, freezes and just doesn’t work a lot of the time. I am involved in staging houses and we have gone away from using the Visio smart cast TVs all together.
Bad app or bad tv? 2/5
The app has a lot of difficulty communicating with the tv like the tv and all but need some updates
iPhone max 1/5
Can you update the app to work with iPhone MAX. The bottom buttons are not usable on the screen when trying to adjust delay.
Much improved 1/5
I’ve written a review earlier about how horrible this app was, it was just useless. I have a Vizio surround sound system, and now I’ve to say it has finally improved by at least 90%, always connects fast. Impressed by the last update hopefully it will last and stay stable.edited** aaaand we’re back to square ZERO
By DOC 763
The new update makes Netflix and Hulu crash . Can’t watch anything.
Vizio app 1/5
This app does not work anymore and I cannot connect my phone or husband’s phone to our TV. Once a software update was done, it no longer works. Fix this app now. This is infuriating.
What is this? 1/5
It doesn’t have a remote and that’s just annoying because here’s an example is just nothing that is well nothing that is good because all of this app is is just a bunch of crap maybe TV shows and is almost impossible technically it’s impossible to put things on the Visio TV it’s so annoying and there is nothing to do maybe you can watch shows and stuff but there’s nothing it’s just a bunch of crap
Will NOT work with my iPhone X 1/5
Will not work with Bluetooth or when connected to the same wi-fi network. I even entered the pin on the tv to confirm connection and it still doesn’t work. My old Samsung tv did without all the hassle
By Chief 1101
I have a Vizio D55-F2 TV. I downloaded SmartCast so I could view my videos that are on my iPhone X on my Vizio. The HELP section now states that only androids are able to cast their cell phone pics/videos to their Vizio TV. Is there an update/upgrade that will slow me to cast my IOS iPhone pics/videos to my Vizio D55-F2 television ?
Thanking you in advance
Not sure if it’s the smart cast app or the program vizio TV uses buts it’s VERY slow and freezes a lot. Aside from that platform is super easy to use
Terrible App 1/5
This app works 10% of the time. It never connects to my tv or is able to find it even when they are on the same network.The remote on the app is useless because you can’t turn on the TV if it’s not connected. I’ve tried resetting and restarting everything multiple times each time I go to watch tv. Usually about the 3rd or 4th time resetting it works...So frustrating. I love the TV itself but Vizio needs to fix their casting app because it should be such a great way to control the TV.
Viewing control 5/5
It is great to have a app that allows full control of inputs and content. I can even watch my security camera from one app
Best thing ever 5/5
By n lawson
Best thing ever, it’s fast easy to use and extremely powerful you can do everything that you can with the real remote but more.
Connection failure everytime 1/5
The app is useless if you have wait 5 minutes for it to connect
Has trouble connecting 2/5
By Mark K2512
Constantly trying to figure out why it will work one day but not the next. It is horrible. Wish they would fix it
Does not work 1/5
It just doesn’t. Lost my tv remote tried using this. Nope.
Beyond confused 1/5
The app will not work!!!
Wouldn't have bought the TV if I knew.... 1/5
I've been trying to use this app for over 2 years now, and it has never worked well. It's not intuitive and it just doesn't do what it is supposed to. Trying to sync it with the TV takes a long time and doesn't always work. Every time I have moved or changed WiFi networks I have to re-pair it (even if the network has the same username and password). Even when it's paired, the app doesn't recognize the TV around 75% of the time. On the rare chance that it actually turns the TV on, it's even less likely that it will actually do anything else like go to the menu or change the channel. The main reason I was excited about this TV was the built-in Chromecast, but even that doesn't work right--anytime I try to stream to the TV, the picture flickers something terrible. This happens with every device I try streaming with, and I don't have this problem with the TV otherwise. Essentially, because the app is so awful, my TV is pretty much useless. I can turn it on and off using the tiny remote that came with it.....and that's it.
I seriously don't recommend purchasing a device that requires this app.
EDIT: I can no longer even get the app to work. It won't recognize the TV, even if I pair them again. On the rare occasion it does recognize it, the only buttons that work in the app are the power and volume buttons--none of the others, so it's still useless. The one positive thing I will say is that at least the TV doesn't randomly turn on anymore--it used to turn on in the middle of the night and scare the heck out of me. Not sure if this is something the developers actually fixed (doubtful) or just a bug that hasn't flared up in a while (probable).
I can't wait for the day this TV finally breaks so I can justify buying another TV, which will certainly not be a Vizio.
Every since I downloaded this app and paired it with my TV. I can no longer use my TV in the app doesn’t respond anymore. I strongly recommend never buying this TV or using this app
Can’t pair Vizio Crave Speaker with this app 1/5
Thankfully my speaker pairs through Bluetooth, but I can’t access the settings for my speaker because I can’t get it to pair with this horrible app! Tried both letting it auto discover and connecting through WiFi. I’m glad I got the speaker as a gift because if I had bought this and it came with this horrible, useless app, I’d be furious!
Does not work 1/5
Will not set up or work I agree with the other reviewer have someone else write the software completely useless the only place this should be is in the recycle bin right where it is going
Never buy Vizio 1/5
Loses connection to wifi all the time and trying to connect it back to the wifi is near impossible.
It just Doesn’t work!!!!
Issue still not resolved from last update 1/5
My actual remote is broken. Your app serves as backup, no?, and none of my linked apps work, so i cant even use my tv to watch anything. I can’t even shut it off.
You have some major issues to resolve, bcuz your last update was a major fail and your smartcast app is even worse after the update. Ugh
Update on march 1st 1/5
By ji with a vision
The update is now disabling the streaming. I tried removing my device from app and added again but it won’t let me connect to wifi... but then why am i even trying this might as well get apple tv. Smartcast more like a dumb cast
God awful 1/5
By Don't buy vizio tv's
This in all honestly works like a pile of 💩. It never actually connected with my tv... never buying Visio again
WAS a good app 1/5
Worked well for 3 days. It lost the connection and won’t reconnect. Completely useless.
Sb3651-e6 soundbar broadcasting open WiFi 1/5
My Vizio soundbar is connected to my network via ethernet yet it constantly broadcasts an open WiFi network. Why? There is no option to disable this open 2.4ghz network. Sometimes it stays on for well over half an hour, sometimes I find it on randomly even when the tv isn’t being watched. Why?
Not only that, it’s located next to my router and Nintendo switch by necessity. The broadcasted network is adding noise congestion to my already congested location. Give us the option to disable this “feature”.
HomeKit Apple Watch app,Landscape View & Source List Needed! 1/5
Does not allow PlayStationVue TV provider login! Please add! Why isn’t this integrated with the Apple provider login UI?
Needs Landscape View & a streaming content source list. There should also be an app-wide filter showing all FREE content only!!! Also a filter to show only Dolby Vision 4K content only!!!
Also really needs an Apple Watch app, and HomeKit compatibility! A macOS app would be nice or a web-based interface from the computer.
Signed up for the AirPlay 2 & HomeKit beta when first offered, but Vizio never bothered to send me details how to join the beta!! FAIL.
Vizio SmartCast 1/5
By bjjb624 l5
Absolutely piece of crap app. It works one day. Then next day it doesn’t. Then tells you device is not recognized and you were just watching it. Then says wrong password. Etc etc. TERRIBLE
Hope this update helps 3/5
By Pete LaV
Won’t stay paired. Ridiculous app.
Can’t finish setting up SB 1/5
I don’t understand why Visio SmartCast app won’t complete setup on my sound bar. Just stays stuck on testing connection.
I would give this 0 stars if I could, very bad app 1/5
It worked fine for a while then one day I went to use the app and the scroll pad to move the move was gone. I’ve called the company and they still haven’t fixed it so you can’t use the app to change anything on the tv on smart cast mode. I have to reload the app every time I want to use it.
By Derian C
It will be great if you work on the connection, sometimes it doesn’t work no matter if the WiFi connection is good
Best new thing ever 5/5
It is so exciting to have access to SmartCast app. Making it more convenient of have it All in my finger tips.!!
Glitchy and useless; basically made my tv unwatchable 1/5
Worst app ever.
The App rarely connects to the TV. 2/5
This app would be cool if it automatically connected to the TV. Sometimes it works with no problem, but the reality is that the times the app doesn’t connect to the tv outnumbered times the app works with out problems. the connection between iPhone and cast is so terrible I struggled so much. I wish they’ll just let us instal the apps directly to the TV. Casting is such a dam struggle.
Visio soundbar 1/5
They made the software on this piece of garbage almost impossible to connect your phone to for streaming music. One day it’ll connect and then it, well, it can’t find the device via Bluetooth or any other method including a direct connection through USB cable....idk what kind of mongoloids they have working on their software at Vizio but it’s time to find humans with an IQ greater than 30 to fill in.
Crappy App 2/5
Not sure how such a sh*t app got as many as 3 stars seeing as it rarely works. Navigation is crap. When it does connect it doesn’t stay connected. Usually disconnects within five scrolls. Not sure why Visio thought this was a good idea. Truly frustration. Whoever designed the app needs to rethink their career.
Doesn’t work all the time. 2/5
Sometimes the tv connects with ease to my phone and sometimes it just doesn’t. It works 50/50. It’s frustrating.
It makes no sense why I have to use an app to control my smart tv or buy another remote. Shame on you Vizio. My husband bought this tv a couple years ago before we met and I am shocked that a smart tv has such a stupid remote. I have never seen a smart tv that the remote that came with it didn’t work to control the apps etc. The company should provide remotes to Vizio smart tv owners that work to control all features of the tv or expect that we’ll never buy another Vizio.
Awesome App! 5/5
Love the Vizio SmartCast app. The interface is extremely easy to navigate. So easy that my 6 yr old uses it with minimal assistance.
Cast not working 1/5
Trying to watch Netflix threw the vizio app to cast onto the tv keep getting and error message. Can you fix this problem one of the reasons I purchased this tv. Unhappy customer.
What a terrible app 1/5
Every time this app updates it gets worse and worse. You end up going through the setup every time the app updates. Already lost the Vizio remote as it is so small. Next time I’ll spend the money and buy Samsung.
It’s okay I guess 3/5
My review would be different if that software update for the E Series TVs for 4K HDR picture up scaling with my Xbox one S looks great but one HDMI port for UHD and its the ARC Port so hooking my sound bar the other ways wasn’t bad but still. Will say the remote that came with my tv trash remote for the sound bar was nice! This app is just okay it’s slow connecting to my tv to turn my volume up or down or select my input etc. My worst experience though try to connect my app to my sounds bar it has never found it via the apps Bluetooth setup what so ever always goes to my tv even tried with the it unplugged the app won’t find anything. Update update update and this app will be what it should
Very hard to navigate 3/5
Very hard to navigate
Insanity and exasperation!!!! 1/5
By Exasperated in FL
“Beyond horrible said it all a year ago, and here we are with no improvement. I saw something about a class action lawsuit vs Vizio and I will join it if I can. They should provide a workable remote free!!!! Unbelievably bad!
VIZIO IS DRIVING ME C R A Z Y UGH!!!!! 1/5
I wish I could rate this company ZERO stars!!!!! I’ve had my vizio smartcast tv for over a year now and I have nothing but negative things to say about it. My smartphone and TV N E V E R pair. I spend nearly an hour trying different things to make them pair and they will not. I can only get it to work once in a blue moon. I would advise ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE to stay away from this company and their products!!!! ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!!!! I feel I deserve a refund or a working TV!!!!!!! UGH SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!