VIZIO Launches TVs with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant
By Kyle Wiggers
January 7, 2019
Vizio hadn’t made announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in nearly five years, so news that it would be exhibiting at CES 2019 came as something of a surprise. As it turns out, the Irvine, California firm had a lot to talk about — namely, its plans to integrate Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant with its lineup of SmartCast televisions.
In the coming months, via a software update, Vizio customers will gain the ability to control more services on their TVs via the Google Assistant, starting with the ability to launch apps and switch inputs with voice. Also on the way: support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. The former will allow Apple device owners to beam photos or iTunes content to a Vizio TV over Wi-Fi, while the latter will let them control both their set and other smart home devices through Siri.
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