VIZIO teams with Google on the future of TV

SF Gate
By Benny Evangalista
March 22, 2016

In a win for Google, smart TV maker VIZIO introduced a home entertainment control system Tuesday that is built on the Internet search giant’s Chromecast streaming technology, rather than on competing systems from such companies as Apple.

VIZIO has worked behind the scenes with Google for nearly two years to develop its SmartCast system, which turns mobile phones and tablets into a combination television remote, secondary viewing screen and music player.

Matt McRae, VIZIO chief technology officer, said the Irvine company picked Google’s Chromecast technology over its competitors because of its flexibility.

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