VIZIO Adds New Apps Supporting 4K Content to VIZIO Internet Apps Plus and Advanced Picture Quality Enhancements For VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs
New Apps Supporting 4K Include Amazon Instant Video, UltraFlix and Toon Goggles
Irvine, CA - December 22, 2014 - VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV brand1,announced today three additional 4K Ultra HD streaming services rolling out soon to VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array Smart TVs, expanding the selection of 4K content. Additionally, new picture quality enhancements further boost contrast and detail, allowing power users to more fully adjust the image to suit their personal preferences. VIZIO is also introducing additional new and updated apps that further enhance the user experience and expand content options across all VIZIO Smart TVs with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus.
Joining Netflix to offer consumers 4K Ultra HD streaming content, apps such as Amazon Instant Video, UltraFlix and Toon Goggles are coming soon and will bring even more Ultra HD options to VIZIO P-Series Smart TVs. As far as picture quality, P-Series customers will enjoy advanced local dimming performance for more accurate, localized black levels and contrast, new sharpness control with broad, adjustable regulator for both Ultra HD and HD content, and motion control support for a wider range of video and film-based sources.
With a growing ecosystem of apps, VIZIO remains committed to delivering a premium, yet easily accessible Smart TV experience, offering binge watchers a curated collection of top entertainment apps. VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV users can soon purchase Ultra HD movies and TV episodes through Amazon Instant Video directly through the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform. Select Ultra HD titles are also available at no extra charge to Amazon Prime members through Prime Instant Video2. Consumers will also soon enjoy UltraFlix, the first Smart TV app offering all-4K Ultra HD content, and Toon Goggles, a leader in on-demand entertainment for kids with thousands of parent-friendly cartoons, including popular titles available in 4K.
"Whether our consumers are streaming HD content on the 2014 E- and M-Series Smart TVs, or looking to enjoy 4K Ultra HD titles on their new P-Series, we are dedicated to delivering the best entertainment options available," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Picture quality is also a fundamental pillar in VIZIO's beautifully simple experience. Committed to delivering a great picture for our consumers, we are continuously taking steps towards advanced performance to achieve a stunning, more accurate on-screen image in the home."
Several popular apps on the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform, such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iHeartRadio, Hulu Plus, Spotify, Plex, AirCastLive and YouTube, are now rolling out with updates to give consumers even quicker, easier access to their favorite content. These popular apps now boast a faster, more fluid user experience, making it easier than ever to access top movies, shows, music and more.
With streaming music a popular choice on Smart TVs, Spotify is a recent addition to VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, allowing consumers to sit back and stream their favorite music from the comfort of the couch. With Spotify, Spotify Premium subscribers have unlimited, ad-free access to over 30 million songs on VIZIO Smart TVs. Also new to the line-up are apps such as Plex and AirCastLive. Plex organizes consumers' personal media and streams the content to a variety of screens. AirCastLive allows users to send videos or photos from their smartphones directly to another user, giving consumers an additional way to share content that matters most.
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus delivers consumers an even more intuitive Smart TV experience, while remaining beautifully simple with a clean, elegant design. The seven-position app dock overlays the bottom of the screen for quick, at-a-glance access to the user's favorite apps, without interrupting on-screen content. With built-in WiFi on all VIZIO Smart TV models, users can enjoy a quick and easy setup experience. In addition, second screen interactivity is supported through apps such as Netflix and YouTube. Consumers can use their smartphones and tablets to search for content, then simply click to play the content on the big screen, as well as control playback on the TV from their mobile device.
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus is available across the collection of new VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs and VIZIO's line-up of 2014 E-Series and M-Series Smart TVs. For more information, please visit VIZIO.com.