VIZIO has officially extended its partnership with A+E on its VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Viewers will now have access to subscription streaming apps A+E Networks HISTORY Vault, A&E Crime Central and Lifetime Movie Club. Ad-free subscription services join A+E’s portfolio available on VIZIO’s ad-supported streaming service, WatchFree+.
HISTORY Vault and A&E Crime Central are each available for $4.99 per month, while Lifetime Movie Club is $3.99 per month. They can all be found in the app row on the SmartCast home screen.
Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO, said, “VIZIO’s commitment to providing viewers with a wide range of engaging content and experiences makes A+E’s expansion on SmartCast a natural choice. .. With A+E’s entertainment portfolio telling amazing stories and spanning multiple genres, we’re excited to launch these additional A+E apps sure to keep the whole family entertained.
“This integration with VIZIO SmartCast TVs extends the reach of these popular streaming apps and significantly adds to our connected TV footprint, making it easier than ever for our engaged audiences to access their favorite content when, where and how. they want it,” Mark said. Garner, EVP, Global Content Sales and Business Development, A+E Networks. “We value our relationship with VIZIO and look forward to creating new ways for viewers to connect with content from their favorite library across our brands.”
For those who want free A+E content, WatchFree+ users will also get access to three exclusive channels of unique series for “Ax Men”, “Ice Road Truckers” and “Modern Marvels”. The new channel for “Ax Men” will feature 24/7 non-stop episodes of the brave lumberjacks who risk everything to reclaim the Pacific Northwest timber that the United States is built with. Another fan favorite is “Ice Road Truckers,” relentless bouts of freezing temperatures in Yellowknife, Canada, and truck drivers hauling equipment and supplies down a 350-mile ice highway. The third unique series channel, “Modern Marvels” will celebrate the world and all the wonders it has to offer.
HISTORY Vault, A&E Crime Central and Lifetime Movie Club collectively provide over 4,000 hours of content with a full catalog for each. HISTORY Vault features titles from The HISTORY Channel’s library such as “America’s Greatest Feud: The History of the Hatfields and the McCoys”, “American Restoration”, and “Ice Road Truckers”.
A&E Crime Central features a ton of content about the A&E, The HISTORY Channel, Lifetime, and LMN crime genre, including titles like “The First 48: Missing Persons,” “Beyond Scared Straight,” and “Cold Case Files.”
Lifetime Movie Club has over 300 such as “Flowers in the Attic”, “Death of A Cheerleader” and “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret”.
Additional A+E channels on WatchFree+ include Crime 360, Lively Place, Skills+Thrills, Movie Favorites by Lifetime, Defy TV, TrueReal, and Tiny House Nation.
In addition to A+E Networks streaming apps, VIZIO also offers convenient access to apps like Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube TV, and BET+. SmartCast TVs include built-in support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast, allowing viewers to stream and share content from their devices directly to the big screen.