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HBO Max app on VIZIO SmartCast

September 2, 2021

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO and WarnerMedia have confirmed that the HBO Max app is now available on VIZIO SmartCast, giving millions of SmartCast viewers in the US access to the HBO Max app directly on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs with just a few clicks or a simple voice command.

VIZIO SmartCast audiences who subscribe to HBO Max will be able to sign into the app to get access to programming including a variety of new series and film debuts — as well as content from iconic brands such as Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and more.

As part of the launch, VIZIO will feature a carousel on the SmartCast home screen for users to enjoy HBO Max’s latest limited, free experience. The experience gives viewers free access to some of the latest and most popular original series from HBO Max’s library of titles, ready to discover with no subscription required. The SmartCast carousel will include access for 13 Originals, with a rotation of new titles from the HBO Max library. SmartCast users can check out featured episodes from HBO Originals such as Game of Thrones, Euphoria, and Perry Mason along with Max Originals such as Love Life, Raised By Wolves, and more.

“VIZIO’s mission is to bring the best possible entertainment experience to the millions of people that use our products each day,” stated Mike O’Donnell, Chief Revenue Officer, Platform+ at VIZIO. “Making it easy to access the premium library and iconic programming from HBO Max through our SmartCast Platform helps us deliver on that mission. We look forward to deepening our relationship with WarnerMedia to engage and excite our shared loyal customers.”

“The launch of HBO Max on VIZIO SmartCast TVs is a terrific addition to the vast distribution of the platform, adding to our connected TV footprint and making it easier than ever for our customers to access HBO Max where and how they want,” declared Jennifer Mirgorod, Head of Partner Management and Partner Marketing, WarnerMedia. “We’re excited to be working with VIZIO for the first time to bring HBO Max’s best-in-class quality entertainment to millions of engaged viewers.”

SmartCast audiences can check out the latest programming debuting on HBO Max including the new HBO comedy special Tig Notaro: Drawn, returning HBO series Back On The Record With Bob Costas, a new HBO documentary series called Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump and a new season of Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys from HBO Sports and NFL Films. Fans can also catch up on the Emmy Award-nominated, breakout Max Original series The Flight Attendant and Hacks ahead of their anticipated second season premieres, as well as binge the entire first season of this summer’s breakout HBO hit series, The White Lotus. Additionally, this autumn brings the release of Dune, in theatres and on the HBO Max ad free plan the same day and streaming on HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical releaseplus the anticipated third season of the critically-acclaimed Emmy Award-winning HBO series Succession.


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