Vizio has announced a major new feature for cord-cutters arriving on its 2018 SmartCast TVs.
These smart televisions run Vizio’s SmartCast platform, which already offers access to many apps, including Netflix and Hulu.
Joining the lineup is WatchFree, a new streaming service that offers these TV owners access to more than 100 channels with linear and live content.
WatchFree is powered by Pluto TV; with it, 2018 Vizio SmartCast TV owners can directly access more than 100 channels, doing so via streaming rather than antennas or other gadgets used by cord-cutters.
Offered content includes TV shows, movies, sports, and news, among other things.
The service doesn’t require any subscriptions.