Content consumption from one device and transition the content to another device
VIZIO, a LCD, HDTV and consumer electronics company, has launched VIA Plus ecosystem, the next generation of VIZIO Internet apps that will provide users with a connected CE experience.
The new ecosystem will enable unified content and application consumption across multiple users electronic devices including VIZIO HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets.
Users will be able to begin content consumption from one device and transition the content to another device enabling entertainment to be continuously enjoyed anywhere and anyplace without interruption, the company said.
VIA Plus HDTVs and Blu-rays will incorporate Google TV and features Bluetooth QWERTY universal remote with touchpad, dual-band 802.11n built-in wifi and onscreen navigation including search and web browser.
The VIA Plus Phone and Tablet will be based on the Android platform and feature built-in IR blaster with universal remote control app, HD playback with HDMI output, and access to apps in Android market.
With VIA Plus devices, user will be able to search, organise and access apps. The VIA Plus experience is a user interface that enables users in just a few clicks to quickly group favorite apps by categories, customise the dock with frequently accessed apps or switch apps with the multitasking bar.
VIZIO chief technology officer Matthew McRae said with VIA Plus, VIZIO is delivering the integrated ecosystem across classes of devices and enabling an interface for users to enjoy their applications, services, and content.