VIZIO Internet Apps: TV Delivering More

Oct 17, 2013 apps, internet, smart tv, 0 Comments
Vizio Internet Apps

VIZIO Internet apps, in a quickly growing technological world, could easily become your new best friend. We all know what smartphones can do, but this is a smart TV that brings the Internet to your television set.

It has a built in Wi-Fi receiver that makes connecting to existing wireless networks fast and easy. You don’t have to worry about huge manuals, or read through novels of information to figure out how to get started. You just plug in your new television and follow the simple steps given to you by the setup wizard and you’re ready to go.

How Difficult is it to Use?

Once they have been installed, VIZIO Internet apps come with a simple and direct interface menu and a specialized remote that makes it easy to go from app to app. This isn’t just a television that can get on the Internet — it’s set up to make it quick and easy to get to some of the more popular Internet applications and websites.

All it takes is the click of a single button and you’re brought to a tidy menu that effectively makes it easy to scroll through apps to find what you’re looking for. Some of the more popular apps even come preloaded as a factory setting for your first dock after the initial installation.

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What Can VIZIO Internet Apps Do?

These smart televisions come with apps that make it easy to watch TV shows or movies with the click of just a few buttons, and you don’t have to worry about catching the show when it airs — you get to watch them on your own time. Hulu and Netflix are two of the more popular apps, but there are others as well.

Some of the other video media viewing apps include (but are not limited to): Amazon Instant Video, Big Star,, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, CBS, Cinema Now, CNBC, Craze TV, NBC, NHL Game Center, Showtime, Sync TV Kids, and The Weather Channel.

There are multiple music-based apps, as well, like Rhapsody, Radio Time, Pandora, MOG, and iHeart Radio.

Several Other Popular Features

Viewing and listening to media isn’t the only thing that’s made easier by these VIZIO Internet Apps. There are hundreds of apps that allow you to play video games or store your own media, among other things. New buyers are greeted with special offers for free or discounted services from some of the more popular apps.

Not all the apps cost money, either. Some of them are automatically free, like YouTube and Facebook.

Your favorite apps can be saved on what is called a “dock,” and multiple users can create docks of their own to save their favorite apps, so the whole family can find the apps they use the most.

Another convenient function offered with VIZIO Internet Apps is the ability to move from screen to screen. Say you’re sitting comfortably in your living room, watching something on one of the many media viewing apps when you get the urge to make yourself a sandwich. You can take whatever it was that you were watching on your television and transfer it to your smartphone or tablet, then take it with you into the kitchen. When you’re ready to go back to your television, you can put it right back onto the bigger screen and relax. It’s always going to be a seamless transfer too, so you don’t have to worry about watching scenes over again, or missing out on anything. When you change screens, it picks up right where you left off.

Some Issues to Work Out

It’s already an amazing concept and an amazing product, but it comes with room for improvement, as well. Technology is constantly updating and becoming better, and VIZIO’s Internet apps are no different. It already comes from the factory with the capability to support HTML5 apps, which means you can access your content faster, the overall performance is better, and it brings more content to you.

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus updates everything automatically, so if something new comes out that will enhance and improve your TV, it will update without even having to be told to do so. This includes updating when new apps are created, as well as general updates to makes things run smoother.

The reviews are raving for VIZIO Internet Apps. CNET said, “Response times were quick, the Apps interface is well-designed and surprisingly easy to use, and integration and content selection surpasses that of any other Internet-enabled TV, regardless of manufacturer.”

Having a smart TV with the power of these VIZIO Internet Apps makes us more efficient and entertained when we sit down to relax and enjoy our technology. Having a fast Internet connection is integral, so check your Internet speeds and take a look at deals that service providers in your area are offering.





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Mike is a certified low voltage installer with over 10 years of professional experience in the field, much of it working for Cable TV companies. He also has over a decade of experience in the computer field as a network engineer and support specialist. Mike's hobbies include installing high-end audio and video systems.

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