Irvine, CA — June 7, 2016 — VIZIO, Inc. announced today its all-new collection of VIZIO SmartCast sound bars, ranging from the 38” 2.1 Sound Bar System to the flagship 45” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System. The collection features fully integrated Google Cast, allowing users to stream millions of songs from Google Cast-enabled audio app directly to the sound bar over WiFi. Part of VIZIO’s new smart entertainment ecosystem, each audio product can be controlled by the VIZIO SmartCast app which transforms any mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote. The new products are available now at VIZIO.com, starting at $219.99 for the 38” 2.1 Sound Bar System and $499.99 for the 45” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System.
VIZIO’s latest audio collection makes it easier-than-ever for consumers to enjoy their favorite music, podcasts and Internet radio shows and stream directly over WiFi to the sound bar. The new VIZIO SmartCast app, available for download for iOS and Android devices, turns any mobile screen into a powerful touchscreen remote, allowing consumers to control their sound bar from anywhere in the home. The app allows consumers to search, browse and discover content across multiple apps as well as play, pause, change volume or access all the settings for their VIZIO SmartCast device. Multi-room streaming over WiFi allows users to even cast the same song to multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and speaker at the same time, or send a different song to each speaker for a beautifully simple whole home audio experience. Streaming over WiFi also eliminates interruptions from phone calls, texts and other notifications that occur with Bluetooth streaming. VIZIO’s audio products also ship with a standard LCD display remote, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions.
“The new VIZIO SmartCast sound bar line-up was designed not only to accompany big screens to create an immersive home theater experience, but also serve as a great home audio source,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The VIZIO SmartCast app allows consumers to seamlessly Cast and control their music right from their mobile device across a variety of configurations. Coupled with the collection’s sleek industrial design, the VIZIO SmartCast audio solutions are a must-have addition to any home.”
The SmartCast 45” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System is ideal for home theater enthusiasts seeking elegant style, the highest quality audio and a true 5.1 surround sound. Designed to complement 47” class size displays and above, VIZIO’s flagship offering was engineered with custom drivers, a center channel for enhanced dialogue clarity and a sleek profile that doesn’t sacrifice audio quality. Measuring 2” high and 2” deep, the 45” slim sound bar features rear satellite speakers and pumps up to 104dB Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 1 and 30 Hz of bass. The flagship model, along with the 40” 3.1, 40” 5.1 and 45” 3.1 slim sound bar configurations, features a sleek and compact 3” tall subwoofer, perfect for easy, out-of-the-way storage beneath or next to a sofa.
With Google Cast built into every VIZIO SmartCast sound bar, consumers can easily stream millions of songs from music apps they already know and love, and then just tap the Cast button to stream music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast device on their home WiFi network, from anywhere in the home. And with WiFi streaming, users can still multi-task on the their mobile device without interrupting their entertainment. Bluetooth is also integrated into all VIZIO audio products, offering streaming as an alternative option.
For more information about the VIZIO SmartCast sound bar collection, visit VIZIO.com.
VIZIO SmartCast™ 38” 3.0 Sound Bar (SB3830-D0) MSRP $179.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 38” 2.1 Sound Bar System (SB3821-D6) MSRP $219.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 38” 3.1 Sound Bar System (SB3831-D0) MSRP $269.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB3851-D0) MSRP $299.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 40” 3.1 Slim Sound Bar System (SB4031-D5) MSRP $379.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 40” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System (SB4051-D5) MSRP $429.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 45” 3.1 Sound Bar System (SB4531-D5) MSRP $449.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 44” 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB4451-C0) MSRP $499.99
VIZIO SmartCast™ 45” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System (SB4551-D5) MSRP $499.99
1 Sound pressure level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, c-weighted.
2 The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content. Google account required to download apps from the Google Play store.
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 65 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO has achieved significant U.S. market share and held the #1 unit share position in the U.S. sound bar industry1 and is currently #1 unit share for all TVs2 and #1 unit share in Smart TVs3 in U.S. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards including a 2015 CNET Editors’ Rating of 4 stars for a review of our E-Series Smart TVs4, 2015 Editors’ Choice award from Reviewed.com for our M-Series 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs5 and Sound & Vision’s Top Picks of 2014 for 42” and 54” Home Theater Sound Bar Systems. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, sound bar units sold in the U.S., January 2013—December 2015
2 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, based on LCD and Plasma television units sold in the U.S. February 2016
3 The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, based on total smart television units sold in the U.S. February 2016. The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service defines a smart television as an LCD TV with apps included
4Visit cnet.com for the full 2015 VIZIO E-Series Review, published 6/6/15
5Visit reviewed.com for the full 2015 VIZIO M-Series Review, published 6/29/15
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