UPDATE: please bring back the widget. The new update revamped the interface and it works great now! TURN OFF ECO MODE AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO TURN ON THE TV WITH THE APP. You're supposed to use the Netflix app to cast Netflix, the YouTube to cast YouTube, etc. It's Amazon's fault for not building an app that supports cast. What you can do is download the Amazon Video app from the Amazon App Store, cast/mirror your phone screen to the TV by swiping down from the notification bar and clicking cast screen.
The app works better than before. I haven't had any issues so far. I do however wish it would integrate with my Google home so I could use my voice to turn the TV on. Seems stupid to have to purchase a harmony hub to turn on a TV when I have a Google home and a smart last TV. Please and this feature. Then I would really really love it.
I'm not sure what's up with all the hate. I did a lot of research and specifically got the Vizio model TV I did because it had this app that acts as the remote. I think it's a really novel idea and I think Vizio is one of the few innovators out there in the TV market. Is the app perfect? No but, it's a trailblazer so that's to be expected.
I've never had issues with this app. I personally have my TV (Vizio P series) on a 5ghz network connection and everything else I have connected via wifi on a 2.4ghz connection. Less congestion that way. I prefer to only use this app for a settings and TV specific controls. Which this app is great at doing. I'm really confused what the fuss is about with other users. The app work great on the tablet that came with my TV and on my phone. Keep up the good work Vizio glad I made my purchase.
Good, but has some problems. App crashes on me constantly. I don't know if it's the app that causes this, but every time I turn on my TV from the app, my tablet remote reboots. I also miss the widget.
This app has never let me cast shows/music on my tv. I have to set up a new device every time I open the app. I am returning the t.v. because I have not been able to get the app to operate my tv. The app is the only way to operate the smart t.v.
OTHER FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
- Networking Performance Fix
Universal Remote control for TV, set-top box, DVD, Apple etc & TV guide listings