VIZIO’s SmartCast line incorporates Google Cast technology, which gives users the ability to stream content from thousands of Android and iOS mobile apps to the VIZIO display. The displays can also be controlled via a SmartCast app on smartphones and tablets, and users can multi-task on their device while streaming content to the display.
“The new VIZIO SmartCast ecosystem finally brings home entertainment into the mobile era, providing consumers with advanced navigation, search and control of their display from any mobile device,” Matt McRae, VIZIO’s Chief Technology Officer said in a press release.
Available in three collections, the higher end P-Series and M-Series models both ship with a 6″ Android tablet remote. These come with docking stations and are also fully functional standalone tablet devices (the P-Series comes with a 1080p/16GB tablet while the M-Series comes with an 720p/8GB one). All models, including the lower end E-Series, also come with a regular IR remote as well.
While 4K Ultra HD and WiFi are now standard on every VIZIO display, one thing missing from VIZIO’s SmartCast line is a built-in tuner. This means that users will require a digital converter box if they want to watch over-the-air broadcasts via an antenna (VIZIO does include an HDMI cable with every model).
Pricing for VIZIO’s SmartCast line starts at a MSRP of $1,299 for the 60” E-Series model and goes up to $5,999 for the 80” M-Series model. A full list of models with pricing is below (all prices in Canadian dollars).
VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display Collection
-VIZIO SmartCast 50” P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (P50-C1) – $1,499
-VIZIO SmartCast 55” P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (P55-C1) – $1,799
-VIZIO SmartCast 65” P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (P65-C1) – $2,999
-VIZIO SmartCast 75” P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (P75-C1) – $5,499
VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display Collection
-VIZIO SmartCast 70” M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (M70-D3) – $3,199
-VIZIO SmartCast 80” M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display (M80-D3) – $5,999
VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theatre Display Collection
-VIZIO SmartCast 60” E-Series Ultra HD Home Theatre Display (E60u-D3) – $1,299
-VIZIO SmartCast 70” E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E70u-D3) – $2,199
VIZIO’s line of SmartCast displays is currently only available in Canada online at Costco.
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