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Chromecast owners can use Vizio’s new SmartCast app, but they probably shouldn’t

Jared Newman | March 23, 2016
Vizio’s companion app for P-Series TVs shows Chromecast how the remote control is done.

As a tool for Chromecast and Android TV users, SmartCast shouldn’t be judged too harshly, since it’s really just meant for Vizio P-series TV owners. But SmartCast does demonstrate where the Chromecast app could and should be doing better. If Google can provide the same live video listings, watchlists, and direct Cast functionality in its own app, it could be a major leap forward for the phone-as-remote concept.

 

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