The app is structurally sound. It supplies you with every basic function needed to turn your phone into the most mobile remote possible. That being said it only supplies basic functions. I would love to see some notification bar customization for controls, and some customizable features for cast mode. Let me set a folder for cast screensaver pictures. Etc... solid remote app.
Can't control tv settings. Can't believe this display cannot be modified without the app. I hate that it constantly appears in my notifications for no reason. Settings should've been a requirement for the included remote. The connectivity is horrible and we run high streaming devices constantly. Great idea, poor execution. At least the picture is good.
I don't like the fact that I have to set up a new connection every time I want to pair with my TV. It's annoying. Other than that, I like it. The volume button on my phone is quick access to quickly raise or lower the volume, the casting to the tv is quick and easy once I re-pair the app to the tv.
App does what it's suppose to do and the new UI looks fresh and better layed out. Bugs and advertisements? Have yet to experience them on both the vizio p tablet nor on my ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser. Great job Vizio keep up the great work, don't worry about the complaints of the app not working from those users running potatoes or rooted/jailbroken devices lol.
Honestly the worst app I've ever had the misfortune to use, and you're forced to use it. I bought SIX of these TVs for a multi monitor display at a business. Took me literally 3 days fighting this garbage app trying to get them all paired and set up. Just include a remote next time!
The app is marginally useful for adjusting settings on SmartCast devices, but really doesn't do it's job well. Not only has the "Cast" input option been removed, but the speakers often now default to Bluetooth, causing them to periodically produce several tones, which is awful when I'm sleeping and it goes off like an alarm randomly. Furthermore, the app no longer closes properly but lives on in the notification shade. The app doesn't give you the option to disable this behavior and trying to swipe it away only results in frustration. The app was good several updates ago, but Vizio has "updated" it into oblivion.
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Universal Remote control for TV, set-top box, DVD, Apple etc & TV guide listings
Panasonic TV Remote 2 shares content between VIERA and a smartphone or tablet.