Vizio is the No. 2 manufacturer in the growing U.S. smart TV sector, with about 20% of the market. Its SmartCast platform reaches about 14 million viewers.
The CW app last week rocketed to the top of the app download charts as viewers looked to get current with new episodes of shows like Riverdale and All American. The ad-supported app, which was an early entrant in the streaming business, is free and does not require a subscription or a pay-tv login. Full seasons of Batwoman, Nancy Drew and DC’s Stargirl are also available on the app. Sister app CW Seed also offers a selection of library titles, including Schitt’s Creek, 90210 and Nikita.
“We want to provide fans of The CW’s programming a choice of how