Advanced Television

VIZIO next-gen Smart TV platform

August 5, 2013

VIZIO, the US LCD TV company, has confirmed the availability of its all-new connected platform – VIZIO Internet Apps Plus.

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus provides consumers with an intuitive smart TV experience. The platform features advanced, full-screen app browsing and discovery, HTML 5 app support, the ability to control apps with mobile devices and an intuitive app launcher. Consumers can not only navigate quicker and easier, but the redesign also provides access to a newly expanded full-screen app library, making it simple to find, organise and browse the full collection of apps. The new interface also overlays an app launcher along the bottom of the screen for quick, at-a-glance access to seven of the user’s favourite apps. With the selected app now in center focus of the display, users can better view the previous three and next three apps in the carousel for faster navigation.

Users can now control apps with a mobile device, paving the way to seamless second screen interactivity between phones, tablets and smart TVs. The innovative YouTube “Send to TV” feature allows consumers to send a YouTube video from their mobile device to the TV when both are connected on the same Wi-Fi network. With this added convenience, users can easily lean forward on mobile devices to search for videos, then lean back to enjoy them on the big screen.

“The latest generation of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus represents two years of development and design. Delivering more power through a new full screen mode and enhanced features, the platform offers a highly intuitive, seamless entertainment experience for consumers,” said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer.

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