Vizio adds support for Amazon Alexa voice controls on its SmartCast TVs
Vizio owners have been able to control their SmartCast TVs with Google Home for over a year, and now the company is furthering its digital assistant integration with newly added support for Amazon Alexa.
Once users have configured the new Vizio SmartCast Alexa skill, they’ll be able to turn the TV on and off using voice commands, as well as control things like volume, channel, and input. And, depending on the app, users will also be able to use Alexa commands for controlling fast-forward, rewind, and pause.
Alexa support is rolling out for Vizio’s 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P-Series, M-Series, and E-Series 4K models, with support set to come to the company’s 2018 Vizio SmartCast full HD and HD screens in the coming weeks.