Vizio announced the release of 12 free kids and family TV channels launching August 14th for SmartCast users. The 24/7 channels come at a time when kids are spending increased amounts of time at home with a still uncertain school year ahead.
“Today VIZIO is making thousands of hours of free childrens’ programming available to our SmartCast users, as people increasingly make streaming part of their daily routines,” said Katherine Pond, VP of Business Development for VIZIO. “With the uncertainty of the upcoming school year, parents will be looking for alternate ways to entertain and educate their children from inside the home. VIZIO is pleased to make these programs available to ensure high quality content for children and peace of mind for parents.”
You can find the new channels under the “Free Channels” section of the SmartCast Home screen. This is in addition to more than 200 free linear TV channels featuring news, TV shows, movies, and sports.
Here are some new channel highlights:
● Ameba: a children’s video streaming service full of engaging kids TV shows, family movies and kids music videos designed to spark children’s curiosity and empower them to explore.
● Brat TV: a fan-favorite for Gen Z audiences, Brat TV features teen stars like Dixie D’Amelio and Annie LeBlanc in live-action original series.
● Giggle Mug: collections of videos that kids and the entire family can enjoy featuring fan favorite TV shows like Tara Duncan, Robot Trains, YooHoo & Friends, Besty’s Kindergarten Adventures, Miniforce and more.
● HappyKids Junior: a destination dedicated to educating and entertaining Preschoolers with popular shows such as Cat in the Hat, Thomas & Friends, Care Bears, Super Simple Songs, Blippi and Mofy.
● HappyKids.tv: programming that educates and entertains kids 6+ with popular and safe shows, music and movies including Sonic, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Bakugan, Winx Club and many more.
● Kid Gamer TV: witness popular gamers as they create engaging experiences in the fantastical universes of Minecraft and Roblox.
● Kidoodle.TV®: a Safe Streaming™ platform with content hand-picked by parents including popular shows like PAW Patrol, LEGO City, Abdallah Smash, Talking Tom, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Little Baby Bum, Pocoyo, Oddbods and more
●The Official LEGO® Channel: a channel dedicated to inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow where kids can watch their favorite Minifigure® characters.
● SQAD: eSports, sports and gaming content targets teens, tweens and video game lovers of all ages. SQAD brings together the best from gaming culture, and straight up weird shows.
● Tankee Gaming: channel where kids and families can enjoy gaming content featuring Minecraft, Roblox, Nintendo hits and more by their favorite gamers.
● Toon Goggles: Toon Goggles has all your favorite kids shows for free including fan favorites such as Angry Birds, Talking Tom, Om Nom, Gummy Bears, Sonic, Yu-Gi-Oh! and many more!
● WowNow Kids: the home of original animated adventures, educational series, and sing-alongs. WowNow delivers popular, Dove-approved movies and TV for families and children of all ages.
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