VIZIO announced today that four new channels are available to stream through the “Features” offering on its FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) service, WatchFree+. WatchFree+ gives VIZIO smart TV users access to curated content without a login or subscription fees.
In August, VIZIO updated its WatchFree+ streaming service and launched “Features” with two channels, Fork & Flight (home and food) and Investigation (crime). Since its debut in August, Fork & Flight has become the top food-based programming channel on WatchFree+. Investigation is now one of the top three channels on WatchFree+.
Beginning today, VIZIO users can now stream content from the following new channels:
- Gamernation: Gamernation is a Subnation curated, always-on channel, delivering video game and esports programming from top gaming influencers and publishers like Studio71 and Complex, as well as original shows, action packed movies and the latest news from around the Metaverse.
- Mission: Prepare for take-off! Allow your imagination to take you on a sci-fi Mission to other realms and the unknown. Since its debut just two weeks ago, Mission is already performing in the top ten channels of the sci-fi category and soon audiences can dive into episodes of Godzilla.
- Fear: Don’t Fear getting sucked into the terror of your stream — just be prepared to scream! Enter at your own risk…In its first week, Fear has become a top horror movie channel in the horror sci-fi category.
- Polaris: Launched by cultural journalists, personalities, and music historians, Polaris exists to uncover and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and authentically share Hip-Hop and Black culture with the world.
“Features is a good business model for VIZIO because it solves problems for viewers, advertisers and content partners alike,” said Steve DeMain, VP Engagement at VIZIO. “Our Features programming strategy delivers more of what our viewers love across multiple genres. And by developing these passionate audiences, we are not only building great sponsorship opportunities for brands, but we are also helping our content partners generate new revenue with VIZIO.”
VIZIO has plans to add home & DIY, holidays, live concerts, naturescape programming, and more to its “Features” lineup in the coming months. New content is always becoming available on WatchFree+, and in July, Funimation, CoComelon, and iFood.tv channels were added.