Latest Collection Transforms Any Setup into a Home Theater, with Some Models Featuring Chromecast Built-in for Easy Audio Streaming Throughout the Home
IRVINE, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc., America's #1 sound bar company1, announced today its all-new home theater sound bar collection, highlighted by the VIZIO SmartCast 36" 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System. From a full 5.1 surround sound configuration with crystal-clear dialogue and booming bass, to a simple two-channel setup, the new 2017 collection presents a sound bar solution for any consumer looking to redefine their home theater experience. Featuring Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast sound bars offer easy streaming of songs over WiFi from Chromecast-enabled audio apps for uninterrupted playback. Models in the VIZIO SmartCast collection can be controlled by VIZIO SmartCast Mobile, an app that transforms any mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote2. The new products are now beginning to roll out to VIZIO.com, starting at an MSRP of $79.99 for the 28" 2.0 Sound Bar and ranging to an MSRP of $249.99 for the VIZIO SmartCast 36" 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System.
The VIZIO SmartCast 36" 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System was designed for home theater enthusiasts seeking both refined style and the highest audio quality3. Listeners will appreciate how the three-channel sound bar simultaneously amplifies 101 dB of room-filling sound while rendering crystal-clear dialogue to enhance any show, movie or song4. The included wireless subwoofer adds booming bass, and the two satellite speakers help round out the sound bar's immersive home theater surround sound capabilities.
"The new VIZIO sound bar collection gives consumers multiple configurations to choose from, all with premium audio performance to amplify the entertainment experience," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With WiFi connectivity and Chromecast built-in, the VIZIO SmartCast sound bars allow listeners to enjoy a convenient wireless setup that allows them to easily control audio for TV shows and movies, as well as stream their favorite songs, playlists and podcasts in multiple rooms at once."
With Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast sound bar users can easily stream millions of songs from Chromecast-enabled apps they already know and love like iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and more5. A tap of the Cast button streams music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast device on the home WiFi network. Users can control audio content over a greater range compared to Bluetooth®, in addition to experiencing high quality audio without texts or phone calls interfering. Bluetooth is also integrated into all VIZIO audio products.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allows users to control all VIZIO SmartCast offerings in the 2017 sound bar collection. In addition to allowing consumers to control their sound bars and speakers from anywhere in the home, VIZIO SmartCast Mobile lets listeners discover content and play, pause and change volume or access the settings for their VIZIO SmartCast device. VIZIO's sound bars also ship with a remote, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions.
The latest VIZIO SmartCast sound bars also work with Google Assistant on devices such as Google Home, so users can control their sound bar using just their voice. For those looking to stream music throughout the home, simply pair multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and speakers to play either the same song in unison or different songs in different rooms6.
In addition to the VIZIO SmartCast family of sound bars, VIZIO also announced sound bar options for customers looking for a simple upgrade to their TV audio for movies and music. The 28" 2.0 Sound Bar and the 36" 2.1 Sound Bar System also have Bluetooth capability so users can stream music straight from their mobile devices.
For more information about the all-new VIZIO sound bar collection or VIZIO SmartCast, visit VIZIO.com.
VIZIO 28" 2.0 Sound Bar
VIZIO 36" 2.1 Sound Bar System
VIZIO 36" 2.1 Sound Bar System
VIZIO SmartCast™ 36" 3.0 Wireless Sound Bar
VIZIO 32" 5.1 Sound Bar System
VIZIO SmartCast™ 36" 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 - April 8, 2017
2 Download of VIZIO SmartCast Mobile required on a mobile device with iOS 9.0+ or Android 4.4+
3 Highest audio quality among 2017 VIZIO audio collection
4 Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
5 Chromecast 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.
6 Additional 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.
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.