Vizio and Google TV
Vizio debuts Stream Player & Blu-ray with Google TV

13 Jan 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

At CES 2012 Vizio has debuted two Google TV products. The VAP430 is a streaming box and the VBR430 is a Blu-ray player.

Vizio VAP430 Stream Player

With Vizio's VAP430 Stream Player, any TV becomes a Smart TV. This streaming player incorporates the latest Google TV experience built into Vizio's own V.I.A. Plus user-interface, so you have access to thousands of Android apps and any web page through the Chrome web browser.

Vizio VAP430
Vizio VAP430 Stream Player

Consumers can access a range of services, such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, Wall Street Journal, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio plus many more, including the just announced M-GO video-on-demand services.

Vizio VAP430
Vizio VAP430 Stream Player

Users can easily navigate with touchpad remote with QWERTY keyboard. This upgrade also includes HDMI-pass-through, which lets users connect cable or satellite set-top boxes through the VAP430's built-in HDMI ports, for a V.I.A Plus experience that overlays live TV so no one misses their favorite programs while multi-tasking.

Thanks to DLNA, the VAP430 can access personal photos, music and videos stored on DLNA-enabled devices. Vizio also highlights built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and USB.

Vizio VBR430 Blu-ray

Vizio’s VBR430 is a 3D Blu-ray players with Google TV functionality through V.I.A. Plus. The player naturally plays CDs, DVDs and 2D+3D Blu-ray discs.

Vizio VBR430 Blu-ray
Vizio VBR430 Blu-ray player

The Blu-ray player run the same Android apps as the streaming box - and features a Chrome web browser. Vizio also highlights the QWERTY touchpad remote, DLNA, and built-in WiFi.

Vizio’s VAP430 Stream Player and VBR430 Blu-ray player will be available in 2012, with specific ship date and pricing TBA. One source mentions a 99 USD price for the Stream Player but it has yet to be confirmed by Vizio. For more information visit

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