The Apple TV app is now available on Vizio Smartcast TV for customers in the US and Canada, Vizio announced today. With the application, you can use your library of movie and TV show rentals / purchases and if you have an Apple TV Plus subscription, you can also stream Apple’s original content. Vizio TV owners can redeem the three-month free trial of Apple TV Plus, but only if they are new to the service; The promotion ends on October 16. (Apple TV Plus is normally priced at $ 4.99 per month.)
The Apple TV app also offers add-on subscriptions, Apple TV channels for premium services such as CBS All Access, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and others. You can view content from your Apple TV channels inside the Apple TV app – without bouncing between several different video apps.
If you have found a Vizio TV, you should see the Apple TV app on the Smartcast home screen starting today. To use it, all you need to do is enter your Apple ID account credential.
Prior to the launch of the Apple TV app today, Vizio had already brought AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to Smartcast TV – even as many models as of 2016 have been released. This is better than being managed by many other TV manufacturers. LG has just announced that it still aims to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to the 2018-model TV set by the end of this year.