VIZIO Adds Cord Cutting WatchFree TV Service to SmartCast OS
In a move timed perfectly with our own coverage of cable TV’s struggles to stave off cord cutting, VIZIO has announced a new partnership with Pluto TV that will bring the WatchFree TV service to nearly all SmartCast OS-enabled devices. The app-based WatchFree service providers users free and direct streaming access to more than 100 live and linear channels without the need for a set top box, cables, cords, antennas, or the added cost of a cable subscription.
Powered by Pluto TV, WatchFree will give SmartCast TV users free access to a selection of live channels that include news, sports, movies, TV shows, concerts, and more. The WatchFree service will be accessible through a dedicated input on the TV, which instantly brings the user to a cable-like interface.
“With the TV landscape continuously evolving, we’re excited to offer consumers a comprehensive entertainment solution packed with free and unlimited content offerings.” Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer at VIZIO, said in a statement.