VIZIO just announced six sound bars priced from $80 to $250. All include Bluetooth, but the more expensive SmartCast models include Chromecast built-in for easy streaming of songs over WiFi from Chromecast-enabled audio apps for uninterrupted playback. The SmartCast collection can be controlled by VIZIO SmartCast Mobile, an app that transforms any mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote.
The top model, VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System (pictured top) was designed for home theater enthusiasts seeking both refined style and the highest audio quality. Listeners will appreciate how the three-channel sound bar simultaneously amplifies 101 dB of room-filling sound while rendering crystal-clear dialogue to enhance any show, movie or song. The included wireless subwoofer adds booming bass, and the two satellite speakers help round out the sound bar’s immersive home theater surround sound capabilities.
With Chromecast built-in, VIZIO SmartCast sound bar users can easily stream millions of songs from Chromecast-enabled apps they already know and love like iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and more. A tap of the Cast button streams music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast device on the home WiFi network. Users can control audio content over a greater range compared to Bluetooth, in addition to experiencing high quality audio without texts or phone calls interfering. Bluetooth is also integrated into all VIZIO audio products.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allows users to control all VIZIO SmartCast offerings in the 2017 sound bar collection. In addition to allowing consumers to control their sound bars and speakers from anywhere in the home, VIZIO SmartCast Mobile lets listeners discover content and play, pause and change volume or access the settings for their VIZIO SmartCast device. VIZIO’s sound bars also ship with a remote, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions.
The latest VIZIO SmartCast sound bars also work with Google Assistant on devices such as Google Home, so users can control their sound bar using just their voice. For those looking to stream music throughout the home, simply pair multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and speakers to play either the same song in unison or different songs in different rooms.
Price and Availability
- VIZIO 28″ 2.0 Sound Bar (SB2820n-E0) $79.99
- VIZIO 36″ 2.1 Sound Bar System (SB3621n-E8M) $179.99
- VIZIO 36″ 2.1 Sound Bar System (SB3621n-E8) $149.99
- VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 3.0 Wireless Sound Bar (SB3630-E6) $149.99
- VIZIO 32″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB3251n-E0) $249.99
- VIZIO SmartCast 36″ 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System (SB3651-E6) $249.99