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Vizio adds Alexa support to 2016 & 2017 SmartCast TVs

15 Feb 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Amazon Alexa support will enable users to control their 2017 and 2016 SmartCast TVs with their voice. The system can turn on and off TVs. It can also control volume level, input settings, and more.

Alexa on Vizio TVs

The Alexa skill brings basic voice control to Vizio’s 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P, M, and E series TVs. It will allow you to control playback functions, turn on/off the TV, adjust audio volume, and change input.

- "VIZIO SmartCast is an industry leader with voice control and mobile device integration, in addition to a traditional remote and SmartCast TV interface," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With the introduction of the VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa, we're excited to expand voice controls, giving users with Alexa-enabled products a convenient way to control key features on their VIZIO SmartCast TVs and displays."

Vizio 2017 M series

The skill will also be made available to the new 2018 SmartCast HD models in the coming week. To use it you need one of Amazon’s Echo devices.

To be able to turn on your Vizio TV via Alexa you must set the TV in “quick start mode”, the company noted.

Vizio’s TVs also offered voice control via Google Assistant.

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