VIZIO has announced the addition of the Amazon Video streaming service to its SmartCast TV platform, via an update that's rolling out now to 2017 P Series and M Series displays. E Series models will receive the update later this summer. Amazon Video has been the most notable omission from VIZIO's platform, which already offers access to services like Netflix, VUDU, Hulu, Google Play, YouTube, HBO Now, and more.
VIZIO, Inc. has announced the addition of Amazon Video to its all-new VIZIO SmartCast TV platform. SmartCast TV users can now conveniently access content from Amazon Video, along with other favorite apps such as Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO, right on the big screen with just a tap of the remote. SmartCast TV is rolling out now to all 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays. The update will begin rolling out to additional series, such as 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Displays, later this summer.
Amazon Video allows consumers to buy or rent thousands of movies, including popular licensed content. Users can also opt to join Prime Video which grants unlimited access to thousands of titles, including critically acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies such as Transparent, The Grand Tour and Manchester by the Sea and kids series Tumble Leaf. New Prime customers interested in trying out Prime Video are eligible for one free 30-day trial.
"With the recent launch of SmartCast TV, one of the things we're most excited about is providing consumers with added entertainment options," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Amazon Video brings an array of content options to the screen, all accessible on the traditional remote via the Amazon Video button. We're glad to continue to bring in-demand content and solutions to our customers."
The addition of Amazon Video to VIZIO SmartCast TV gives consumers access to even more content options with features including select 4K Ultra HD titles on compatible displays featuring VIZIO SmartCast TV. Because the app is accessible directly from the display, Amazon Prime members can now easily access movies and TV episodes without the need for a separate streaming device.
VIZIO SmartCast TV allows users to browse new shows, music and then launch content directly from their displays with the touch of a button on the new 2017 remote. Featuring the V-button, the new 2017 remote provides one-button access to the VIZIO SmartCast TV user interface, along with shortcut keys to top apps, including Amazon Video. For a limited time and while supplies last, owners of eligible VIZIO models can receive the new VIZIO SmartCast remote either free or for a nominal fee by visiting vizio.com/remote (some conditions apply).