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VIZIO teams up with Google TV to create new media experience

The LCD HDTV company’s newest stream player enhances television capabilities.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: January 12, 2012 06:45 AM

Irvine-based VIZIO on Tuesday unveiled a streaming device that turns an HDTV into a VIZIO Internet Apps Plus smart TV using the latest Google TV technology.

The VAP430 Stream Player connects to an HDTV through an HDMI cable, allowing users to access the Internet, apps or personal media such as photos, video or music that is regularly stored on a computer.

In addition, it comes equipped with a Bluetooth premium universal remote control and an integrated touchpad, which provides the option of searching for entertainment content from a Web browser or smartphone.

“It's a true entertainment portal that opens up everything the Web has to offer, as well as all the content consumers already have stored on computers and hard drives,” said Matthew McRae, VIZIO's chief technology officer. “The incorporation of Google TV and our V.I.A. Plus interface makes it all incredibly easy to setup and a joy to use."

Installation is quick and simple due to its built-in setup and WiFi capabilities.

“Combining Google TV with VIZIO's innovative, easy-to-use consumer electronic products will bring more great entertainment and Android apps to the living room,” said Mario Queiroz, head of Google TV.


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