VIZIO brings SmartCast TV to 4K displays in US and Canada
VIZIO announced yesterday that they will be bringing their new SmartCast TV system to 2017 E-Series UHD displays in the US and Canada, allowing viewers to “quickly access the content they love… with just a tap of the remote”.
The new features include:
- An intuitive home screen with content recommendations
- Top apps such as Amazon Video, Crackle, Hulu, Nextflix and Vudu
- The ability to browse and launch content directly from the display, including shows and movies in 4K and HDR
- Smartphone connectivity with the new “VIZIO SmartCast Mobile” app for iOS and Android
VIZIO has decided to offer users that own eligible displays but do not yet own the new SmartCast remote the option to receive one for “free or for a nominal fee”, for a limited time and while supplies last.
VIZIO CTO Matt McRae explained that “SmartCast TV gives users more than one way to access their favorite TV shows, music and movies” and “is perfect for fans of traditional TV who like to use a dedicated remote control along with digital natives and second screen users who prefer searching and controlling their viewing experience on their mobile devices.”
The aforementioned smartphone app features a navigational menu as well as the ability to start and pause shows remotely using Google Assistant. In addition, it lets users discover content across multiple apps at once, promising faster playback.