VIZIO SmartCast TV(SM) Adds Amazon Video for Quick Access to Thousands of Movies and TV Episodes
Users Can Effortlessly Access Content Directly On the Display Via Dedicated Amazon Video Remote Button
IRVINE, Calif., August 7, 2017 (Newswire.com) - VIZIO, Inc. announced today the addition of Amazon Video to its all-new VIZIO SmartCast TV platform. SmartCast TV users can now conveniently access content from Amazon Video, along with other favorite apps such as Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO1, right on the big screen with just a tap of the remote. SmartCast TV is rolling out now to all 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays. The update will begin rolling out to additional series such as 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Displays later this summer.
Amazon Video allows consumers to buy or rent thousands of movies including popular licensed content. Users can also opt to join Prime Video which grants unlimited access to thousands of titles including critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies such as Transparent, The Grand Tour and Manchester by the Sea and kids series Tumble Leaf. New Prime customers interested in trying out Prime Video are eligible for one free 30-day trial.
"With the recent launch of SmartCast TV, one of the things we're most excited about is providing consumers with added entertainment options," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Amazon Video brings an array of content options to the screen, all accessible on the traditional remote via the Amazon Video button. We're glad to continue to bring in-demand content and solutions to our customers."
The addition of Amazon Video to VIZIO SmartCast TV gives consumers access to even more content options with features including select 4K Ultra HD titles on compatible displays featuring VIZIO SmartCast TV. Because the app is accessible directly from the display, Amazon Prime members can now easily access movies and TV episodes without the need for a separate streaming device.
VIZIO SmartCast TV allows users to browse new shows, music and then launch content directly from their displays with the touch of a button on the new 2017 remote. Featuring the V-button, the new 2017 remote provides one-button access to the VIZIO SmartCast TV user interface, along with shortcut keys to top apps, including Amazon Video. For a limited time and while supplies last, owners of eligible VIZIO models can receive the new VIZIO SmartCast remote either free or for a nominal fee by visiting vizio.com/remote (some conditions apply).
For more information on VIZIO SmartCast TV visit VIZIO.com/SmartCast.
1 The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content. 4K Ultra HD or HDR availability varies by application and may be subject to subscription fees, internet service, and device capabilities.
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 awards3 and 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 rating5 and 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.
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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
2 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
6 Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16
7 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16
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