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Vizio brings built-in Google Cast to its cheaper TVs

by Jacob Kleinman | April 19, 2016April 19, 2016 11:20 am PST

Last month, Google and Vizio teamed up to release an awesome new TV series with baked in Google Cast capabilities and a 6-inch Android-powered remote. The only problem? Vizio’s SmartCast P-Series wasn’t exactly budget-friendly, starting at $1,000 for a 50-inch set. Now the company is bringing Google Cast technology to its cheaper TV lineup.

Vizio’s SmartCastM-Series will be hitting stores soon with the Android remote included. The TV starts at $849.99 for the 50-inch model and goes all the way to an 80-inch $4,000 monster. The M-Series offers 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range, but it’s missing the “Ultra Color Spectrum” featured on the premium P-Series.

For an ever better bargain, the company is launching the SmartCast E-Series, which offers Google Cast support without the remote. That’s fine, though, since you can use your phone or tablet to control the TV instead with Vizio’s special app. The E-Series TVs start at $209.99 with a 32-inch 1080p display. If you want a 4K resolution, you can grab the 43-inch model for $469.99, which is still a pretty good deal.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...