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VIZIO WatchFree+ Reaches Record Growth in Premium Entertainment and Viewership

Now, With Over 300 Channels, 15,000 On-Demand Titles, and Expanded Studio Partnerships with Warner Bros. Discovery, Lionsgate, and more

VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) today announced a significant expansion of its WatchFree+ streaming service, a sizable increase in viewership, and new features to enhance discoverability. Now with over 300 channels, 15,000 on-demand titles, 10 VIZIO-curated channels programmed in-house, and expanded studio partnerships with Warner Bros. Discovery, Electric Entertainment, SONY, and Lionsgate, VIZIO continues its commitment to delivering a free, premium entertainment experience for millions of users. And the users love all the great content: WatchFree+ viewing hours have more than doubled over the past 12 months according to internal data.

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VIZIO WatchFree+ Reaches Record Growth in Premium Entertainment and Viewership (Graphic: Business Wire)

VIZIO WatchFree+ Reaches Record Growth in Premium Entertainment and Viewership (Graphic: Business Wire)

“WatchFree+ has solidified its position as the premium, free streaming destination for VIZIO households, thanks to our ever-expanding content offering, major studio & network partnerships, and enhanced user experience,” said Katherine Pond, Group Vice President of Platform Content & Partnerships. “With these latest programming additions and product updates, WatchFree+ continues to deliver an entertainment experience that consumers love.”

Growth in Premium Programming

VIZIO is enriching its collection of premium programming available to WatchFree+ users without the need for a subscription, including:

  • 11 new channels from Warner Bros. Discovery including Bachelor Nation (ch. 917) featuring favorite moments and episodes from the Bachelor franchise, the bridal reality show Say Yes To The Dress (ch. 911), and action thriller Nikita (ch. 737). Episodes of these shows are also available on-demand, offering the best binge experience for these top-rated shows.
  • Six Lionsgate channels including blockbuster films with MovieSphere by Lionsgate (channel 611), premium content tailored to Black audiences from Ebony TV by Lionsgate (ch. 663), and inspiring women on HerSphere by Lionsgate (ch. 631). Also, coming soon are fantasy favorites with OuterSphere by Lionsgate and single IP channels such as the popular game show Celebrity Name Game, and the paranormal reality series Ghost Hunters channel.
  • Exclusive 24/7 channel of the cult-classic and drama series Leverage (ch. 710), produced by Electric Entertainment, also on-demand. In addition, the ElectricNOW FAST Channel is coming soon.

New VIZIO Curated Channels

VIZIO’s curated channels have become a go-to destination for many viewers with many of the dedicated channels such as Investigation and Fork & Flight ranking in the top 5 in their genres according to average daily unique devices data for Q4 of 2023.

VIZIO now features 10 channels dedicated to specific interests. New channels include:

  • Comedy Club (ch. 950) delivers the best in stand-up comedy, documentaries, and shows featuring comedic giants like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Lewis Black, and more.
  • Valor (ch. 604), coming in February, features military films, TV series, and documentaries, highlighting the commitment of America’s military services.

New Menu Categories

VIZIO has also enhanced the navigation of its intuitive Electronic Program Guide (EPG) with newly added categories including History, Documentaries, Nature + Science, Entertainment, Mood + Ambiance and more, to help viewers find the content they want to watch faster and easier.


Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to connect with the right audience.

For more information, visit and follow VIZIO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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