VIZIO has introduced its new 2017 soundbar lineup, which features four models ranging in price from $79.99 to $249.99. The lineup includes 2.0-, 2.1-, and 5.1-channel models. The $249.99 SB3651 (shown here) is a 36-inch three-channel soundbar that comes with dedicated surround speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Part of VIZIO’s SmartCast product offerings, the SB3651 features Chromecast built-in, to wirelessly stream content from Cast-compatible apps on your mobile device or computer, and it works with Google Assistant for support voice control.
VIZIO, Inc. announced its all-new home theater sound bar collection, highlighted by the VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System. From a full 5.1 surround sound configuration with crystal-clear dialogue and booming bass to a simple two-channel setup, the new 2017 collection presents a sound bar solution for any consumer looking to redefine their home theater experience. Featuring Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast sound bars offer easy streaming of songs over WiFi from Chromecast-enabled audio apps for uninterrupted playback. Models in the VIZIO SmartCast collection can be controlled by VIZIO SmartCast Mobile, an app that transforms any mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote. The new products are now beginning to roll out to VIZIO.com, starting at an MSRP of $79.99 for the 28″ 2.0 Sound Bar and ranging to an MSRP of $249.99 for the VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System.
The VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System was designed for home theater enthusiasts seeking both refined style and the highest audio quality. Listeners will appreciate how the three-channel sound bar simultaneously amplifies 101 dB of room-filling sound while rendering crystal-clear dialogue to enhance any show, movie or song. The included wireless subwoofer adds booming bass, and the two satellite speakers help round out the sound bar’s immersive home theater surround sound capabilities.
“The new VIZIO sound bar collection gives consumers multiple configurations to choose from, all with premium audio performance to amplify the entertainment experience,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “With WiFi connectivity and Chromecast built-in, the VIZIO SmartCast sound bars allow listeners to enjoy a convenient wireless setup that allows them to easily control audio for TV shows and movies, as well as stream their favorite songs, playlists and podcasts in multiple rooms at once.”
With Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast sound bar users can easily stream millions of songs from Chromecast-enabled apps they already know and love like iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and more. A tap of the Cast button streams music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast device on the home WiFi network. Users can control audio content over a greater range compared to Bluetooth, in addition to experiencing high quality audio without texts or phone calls interfering. Bluetooth is also integrated into all VIZIO audio products.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allows users to control all VIZIO SmartCast offerings in the 2017 sound bar collection. In addition to allowing consumers to control their sound bars and speakers from anywhere in the home, VIZIO SmartCast Mobile lets listeners discover content and play, pause and change volume or access the settings for their VIZIO SmartCast device. VIZIO’s sound bars also ship with a remote, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions.
The latest VIZIO SmartCast sound bars also work with Google Assistant on devices such as Google Home, so users can control their sound bar using just their voice. For those looking to stream music throughout the home, simply pair multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and speakers to play either the same song in unison or different songs in different rooms.
In addition to the VIZIO SmartCast family of sound bars, VIZIO also announced sound bar options for customers looking for a simple upgrade to their TV audio for movies and music. The 28″ 2.0 Sound Bar and the 36″ 2.1 Sound Bar System also have Bluetooth capability so users can stream music straight from their mobile devices.
For more information about the all-new VIZIO sound bar collection or VIZIO SmartCast, visit VIZIO.com.
2017 VIZIO 28″ 2.0 Sound Bar (SB2820n) MSRP $79.99
2017 VIZIO 36″ 2.1 Sound Bar System (SB3621n) MSRP $149.99
2017 VIZIO 32″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB3251n) MSRP $229.99
2017 VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System (SB3651) MSRP $249.99
• Visit the VIZIO website for more product information.
• VIZIO SB4551-D5 5.1-Channel Soundbar System Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.