VIZIO Expands Crave Audio Collection With Addition of VIZIO SmartCast Crave GoTM Multi-Room Wireless Speaker

New Speaker Features Chromecast Built-In and Offers Up to Six Hours of Battery Life to Deliver Powerful On-the-Go Sound

VIZIO, Inc., America’s #1 sound bar company1, announced today its latest installment in the VIZIO SmartCast Crave speaker collection – the VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Wireless Speaker. Emitting dynamic audio, Crave Go provides a best-in-class audio experience and ultimate versatility for those looking to enjoy their personal soundtrack at home or on-the-go. With Chromecast built-in, consumers can easily stream music from popular Chromecast-enabled audio apps they already know and love like iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and more2.  As part of the VIZIO SmartCast collection, Crave Go allows users to connect multiple Chromecast-enabled audio devices over WiFi. The Crave Go, like all products in the VIZIO SmartCast collection, can be conviently controlled by VIZIO SmartCast Mobile3,, an app that transforms a user’s iOS or Android™ mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote. The VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go is now available at VIZIO.com for an MSRP of $199.99.

With its built-in rechargeable battery offering up to six hours of battery life4, the VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Wireless Speaker is the perfect portable companion for on-the-go listening. The new form factor features a sleek metal speaker grill, rubberized back for an enhanced grip and built-in folding kickstand. The Crave Go includes custom-crafted drivers that produce crystal-clear sound up to 88dB with impressive bass as low as 75Hz5. That dynamic audio is preserved by WiFi streaming which produces higher sound quality when compared to Bluetooth® connectivity and allows users to control their audio over a greater range. Plus, WiFi streaming won’t drain mobile device batteries or allow interruptions from texts, calls or notifications when streaming6. Users with multiple VIZIO SmartCast speakers or sound bars can even enjoy the same song in unison or play different songs in different rooms, thanks to multi-room streaming over WiFi7. All users have to do is simply pair their Crave Go with the other VIZIO SmartCast speakers or sound bars connected to the home WiFi network.

“The new Crave Go is the perfect solution for listeners looking for a speaker to complement their on-the-go lifestyles,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “Highly versatile and capable of great audio performance, the Crave Go allows consumers to stream their favorite music, podcasts and radio stations at any moment and in any setting – ensuring they’ll never miss an opportunity to enhance an activity or gathering with high-quality sound.”

With Chromecast built-in, Crave Go consumers can easily stream millions of songs from music apps they already know and love. Just tap the Cast button to stream music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast speaker from anywhere in the home. Unlike other multi-room speakers that use proprietary software, VIZIO SmartCast speakers make streaming simple with Chromecast. Consumers can simply stream from music apps already housed on their mobile devices.

As with all members of the VIZIO SmartCast family, Crave Go can be controlled by VIZIO SmartCast Mobile, a free app that transforms the user’s smartphone into a fully functioning remote. In addition to allowing users to control their speakers from anywhere in the home, VIZIO SmartCast Mobile lets listeners discover content and then play, pause, adjust volume and control settings for their Crave Go with ease.

The VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go, along with sound bars and other Crave speakers, is compatible with the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home, allowing users to play, pause, or turn up the volume using voice commands so they don’t have to lift a finger.

For more information on the VIZIO Crave Go or VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com/CraveGo.

VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go  Multi-Room Wireless Speaker                     (SP30-E0)         MSRP $199.99

 

1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8, 2017

2Chromecast and Google Home are trademarks of Google Inc. The applications and content of the applications pictured or described herein may only be available in certain countries or languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications or discontinuation without notice. VIZIO has no control over third party applications or content and assumes no responsibility for the availability or interruption of such applications or content. Additional third party terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. High-speed/ broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and are not provided by VIZIO. Third party account required to download apps.  Spotify Premium account required.

3 Download of VIZIO SmartCast Mobile required on a mobile device with iOS 9.0+ or Android 4.4+.

4 Battery life measured at 74dB SPL using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings.

5 Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted.  Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.

6 VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go Speakers are equipped with Bluetooth capabilities in the event a WiFi nextwork isn’t in range.

7Additional supported SmartCast™ or Chromecast-enabled audio products are required (not included) for Multi-Room feature. Streaming different songs to different speakers at the same time is not supported when using a single app running on a single mobile device. To simultaneously stream a different song to different speakers, you must stream from a different app or a separate mobile device.

 

About VIZIO

VIZIO’s mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Reviewed.com Editor’s Choice awardsand are all listed as CNET’s “Best TVs of 20164.” The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor’s Choice from CNET with an 8.8 ratingand the VIZIO SmartCast 65” E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com’s "Best TV of the Year” award for 20166. Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor’s Choice award from PC Magazine7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

© 2017 VIZIO, Inc. VIZIO, the V Logo, VIZIO SmartCast, Active LED Zones and other terms and phrases are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

1 The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8,2017 

The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8, 2017

3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)

4 Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)

5 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016

Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16

Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16

 

Press Contacts for VIZIO:

Katie Kotarak​
​The Brand AMP
T: 949-438-1078
E: katie@thebrandamp.com

Jim Noyd
​Noyd Communications Inc.
T: 310-951-3768
E: jim.noyd@noydcom.com

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Source: VIZIO, Inc.


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