VIZIO SmartCast Devices Are Now Compatible with Google Home

VIZIO SmartCast devices, including TVs, displays, sound bars, and speakers, are now compatible with Google Home, Google's voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.

With Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast devices allow Google Home users to use their voices to control their entertainment. Using simple voice commands, Google Home users can adjust volume up and down and play, stop, and skip music tracks on any Google Home-supported services. Google Home users can even power on their displays by asking to play entertainment on the big screen when the "Quick Start Power Mode" function is enabled on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs/displays.

The VIZIO SmartCast connected ecosystem allows consumers to enjoy added convenience through Google Home voice control. To hear a song on their VIZIO SmartCast speaker or sound bar, users can just say, "Ok Google" followed by their song requests from Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify, and more. If the "Quick Start Power Mode" feature is enabled on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs/displays, Google Home users can tell their displays to play movies even when the display is off. The display will then power on and begin loading the requested content from apps like Netflix and YouTube.

"Controlling VIZIO SmartCast devices from Google Home is a significant milestone for consumers and their ability to manage their entertainment experience," said Matt McRae, chief technology officer at VIZIO, in a statement. "Using a simple voice command to stream a movie from Netflix to a VIZIO display or stream music from Spotify to a group of VIZIO speakers is an eye-opening experience and shows off the power of VIZIO SmartCast."

Consumers can also use the VIZIO SmartCast app to transform their iOS or Android mobile devices into touchscreen remotes to fully control their VIZIO SmartCast devices, as well as use text or voice search to search and browse content across multiple apps at once.

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