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VIZIO Introduces Skill for Amazon Alexa to Enable Easier-than-Ever Control of Select VIZIO SmartCast(TM) Displays
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Users Can Now Control their 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K Displays with their Voice

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today the introduction of the VIZIO SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa, enabling easy voice control of 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K display collections. VIZIO 4K Ultra HD display users with an Alexa-enabled device can now conveniently control volume, channel and input settings, as well as turn their VIZIO display on and off using only their voice(1). The new VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa will also be available to 2018 VIZIO SmartCast Full HD and HD display customers in the coming weeks.

The VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa allows users with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Show and other Alexa-enabled devices to ask Alexa to control their VIZIO SmartCast displays. Using their voice, users can incrementally adjust volume, change the input of a playback device, switch a VIZIO SmartCast display on and off and even control playback functions such as fast forward, rewind and pause on select apps. The addition of a skill for Alexa to the SmartCast platform gives consumers with Alexa-enabled devices simple, hands-free control of key entertainment features on their VIZIO SmartCast display.

"VIZIO SmartCast is an industry leader with voice control and mobile device integration, in addition to a traditional remote and SmartCast TV interface," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With the introduction of the VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa, we're excited to expand voice controls, giving users with Alexa-enabled products a convenient way to control key features on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs and displays."

In addition to controlling their VIZIO SmartCast displays with Amazon Alexa, consumers with VIZIO SmartCast TV-enabled displays can also browse and launch content directly from their displays with their remote.

For more information on VIZIO SmartCast TV visit VIZIO.com/SmartCast.

(1) To turn on VIZIO SmartCast displays with a voice command via an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, the display must be in quick start mode

About VIZIO
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 America(1) and is the #1 sound bar brand in America(2). VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2017 collection the most awarded in company history. The 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E, M and P-Series Displays all received Reviewed.com's Editor's Choice awards(3) and were listed as the site's "Best of the Year." The 2017 VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Display received CNET's Editor's Choice with an 8.6 rating(4). The M-Series also received the Editor's Choice from PCmag(5). VIZIO's SB3851 was rated "The Best Budget Soundbar" by The Wirecutter(6), a New York Times company, and VIZIO's SB3621n-E8 sound bar received a 9.1 score and an Editor's Choice from CNET(7). For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

© 2018 VIZIO, Inc. VIZIO, the V Logo, VIZIO SmartCast and other terms and phrases are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

(1) The NPD Group, Inc./Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Jan 5, 2014 - Nov 11, 2017
(2) The NPD Group, Inc./Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on the total aggregate of sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan 5, 2014 - Nov 11, 2017
(3) Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 11/3/2017), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/2/2017) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 5/5/2017)
(4) Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 11/7/2017
(5) Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO M65-E0 review, published 9/12/17
(6) Visit thewirecutter.com for the full article, published 6/22/17
(7) Visit CNET.com for the full VIZIO SB3621 review, published 8/21/17

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SOURCE VIZIO, Inc.



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