TMCNet:  Vizio Launches New Smart TV Platform

[August 08, 2013]

Vizio Launches New Smart TV Platform

Aug 08, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) — Vizio, an LCD TV company, announced the availability of its new connected platform Vizio Internet Apps Plus.

According to a release, Vizio Internet Apps Plus combines a connected TV experience with an all-new platform and additional apps. The new smart TV experience debuted on Vizio's all-new M-Series Razor LED smart TV collection, ranging from 32" to 80" in size.

Users can now control apps with a mobile device, paving the way to second screen interactivity between phones, tablets and smart TVs, the Company said. The YouTube "Send to TV" feature allows consumers to send a YouTube video from their mobile device to the TV when both are connected on the same Wi-Fi network. With this added convenience, users can lean forward on mobile devices to search for videos, then lean back to enjoy them on the big screen.

Based on consumer feedback and research, Vizio is also introducing their latest innovation to compliment the smart TV experience on Vizio's M-Series TVs. Vizio's new Wi-Fi Direct Smart Remote features a faster response time than IR by using Wi-Fi to communicate with the TV, which gives users great range from anywhere in the room and without needing to point directly at the TV.

"The latest generation of Vizio Internet Apps Plus represents two years of development and design. Delivering more power through a new full screen mode and enhanced features, the platform offers a highly friendly, seamless entertainment experience for consumers," said Matt McRae, Vizio Chief Technology Officer. "We're also excited to announce the advanced second screen interactions Vizio Internet Apps Plus provides, allowing for application and service control through a mobile phone or tablet device." Vizio's next generation smart TV platform also supports HTML 5 apps, which allows developers to create richer app experiences using a more efficient protocol that enables better interactive design and features for consumers, the Company noted.

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