Vizio, an LCD HDTV company, announced the VIA Plus ecosystem, the next generation of Vizio Internet apps that will provide consumers with a connected CE experience. The new ecosystem will allow for unified on-demand content and application consumption across multiple consumer electronic devices including Vizio HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets.
Consumers will be able to begin content consumption from one device and seamlessly transition the content to another device allowing entertainment to be continuously enjoyed anywhere and anyplace without interruption.
VIA Plus HDTVs and Blu-rays will incorporate Google TV and feature a premium Bluetooth QWERTY universal remote with touchpad, dual-band 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi and enhanced 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 hundreds of thousands of apps in Android Market.