What are the best apps to control Vizio TV?

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asked by Becky Edwards
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    #1VIZIO SmartCast™

    VIZIO SmartCast™
    Compatible with Vizio SmartCast™ products, this app lets you browse and discover movies, TV shows, live streams and more content. You can organize your favorite shows creating lists and set reminders in order not to miss new episodes.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Gary Edwards
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "Good app to control Vizio. My phone sucks donkey b*lls, but it works quickly and responds quickyl despite the lags, but I'm 100% sure that its just my phone xD"
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    #2VizRemote (Remote control for Vizio TV)

    VizRemote (Remote control for Vizio TV)
    With VizRemote you can transform your android devices into a remote control for your Vizio TV.  The app is useful in emergency situations, when the original remote is lost or with empty batteries.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Craig Lewis
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "It's simple, easy to use, and lightweight. This is just what I was looking for, a great no-frills app to control my Vizio TV. There are no extra features and the app might look too plain for some but it gets the job done and that's what counts."
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    #3AnyMote Universal Remote

    AnyMote Universal Remote
    AnyMote Universal Remote transforms your Android device into a universal remote control with a wide device coverage and a lot of features not even available in real remote controllers.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Félix Rivera
    Written on July 17, 2019
    "It works not only for my vizio tv this app, but also for the other tv in my parents room so its useful for pranking them rofl"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that one of the most famous April Fool's Day pranks involved black and white tube television sets and nylon stockings? During the 1st of April back in 1962, there was only one available television channel in Sweden, which was broadcasted in black and white. During one of their broadcasts, they called in Kjell Stensson, one of their "tech experts", who then demonstrated a simple process that will allow their viewers to watch their black and white programs in full color. After a couple of minutes of discussions involving some rather technical terms and jargon, he finally revealed that the best method to achieve this was to procure a pair of nylon stockings and hold them in place over the TV set's screen. To top it off, he added that viewers should be sitting at a certain distance from the TV and to adjust the "color spectrum" by moving their head back and forth. Despite this outlandish claim, thousands apparently fell for it.

Presently though, the age of black and white television shows has basically passed, giving way to color television tubes. Quite possibly one of the biggest advancements in television is the creation of smart TV, which is capable of connecting to the internet, making calls, and even running games and apps. Additionally, plenty of innovative methods have been developed in order to easily control a person's television, mainly with smart TV devices, laptop connections, and remote apps. That being said, it wouldn't come as a surprise if further developments are to be made, all of which would value convenience and accessibility.

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    #4Peel Smart Remote

    Peel Smart Remote

    Peel Smart Remote is an app that can replace your TV remote with all the same features. It works also as a personalized TV guide, making suggestions for shows you might like.

    Apps

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Lei Xu
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "One of the best universal remote control app and one of the best apps to control vizio tv outside of official apps from the company itself. It supports almost all major vizio tv models and it's easy to setup."
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    #5VizControl

    VizControl

    VizControl is a remote app for Android that is specifically made for Vizio TVs. It works via Infrared with a maximum distance of 15ft and the app supports 2015 Vizio TV models and up.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Angela Huang
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "This app that was made specifically for Vizio unites is one of the best control apps that I have tried so far. It supports a good list of vizio models and it tries to replicate the layout and function that you would see on an actual vizio remote. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps to control Vizio TV
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VIZIO SmartCast™Apps 7 Free
2VizRemote (Remote control for Vizio TV)Apps 5 Free
3AnyMote Universal RemoteApps 1 Free
4Peel Smart RemoteApps 0 Free
5VizControlApps 0 Free
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