IRVINE, Calif., January 5, 2016 – Xumo LLC, an innovative solutions provider for connected devices, today announced the availability of its Xumo application on VIZIO Smart TVs with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, which will provide millions of VIZIO smart TV owners in the United States with direct access to on-demand premium digital content viewable in a lean-back experience on the biggest screen in the home.
In addition to the availability of Xumo on VIZIO Smart TVs with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, VIZIO customers will soon be able to access Xumo directly from their VIZIO D-Series Smart TV remote by simply clicking the Xumo shortcut button for instant and free access to live and on-demand programming from US and international digital networks.
“We feel great about being an agile startup that can listen carefully and intently to what our customers need and—more importantly— what they’re frustrated with in the existing television ecosystem,” said Colin Petrie-Norris, CEO of Xumo. “We are truly excited about this latest milestone in our collaboration with VIZIO and our shared vision of improving and advancing the television experience through our advanced OTT service.”
Today’s announcement gives VIZIO Smart TV owners with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus the ability to enjoy Xumo’s latest line-up of premium digital and broadcast content partners such as Time Inc., Bloomberg Politics, The Wall Street Journal, Bonnier, BuzzFeed, Machinima, Mitú Network, PopSugar, TYT Network, Mode Media and more through just the click of a button. In addition, Xumo is also releasing a mobile application on iOS and Android as well as desktop—successfully bringing today’s most consumed content to each viewer’s screen of choice.
“We are excited to welcome Xumo to our award-winning Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “Xumo’s broad line-up of premium digital and broadcast content will give VIZIO Smart TV viewers simple access to even more entertainment options, beautifully displayed on the big screen.”
With this announcement and others in the US, including mobile and desktop offerings, Xumo will be available on over 20MM smart devices in 2016, with a particular advantage in native integrations with Smart TV manufacturers.
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