Vizio makes some great stuff, as lot of people shy away because it’s not really expensive. People think quality has to cost a lot of money, but it really doesn’t especially when it comes to products from Vizio. I’ve got one of their HTDTVs and I’m very happy with it, no issues at all Today they’ve just announced the availability of the Co-Star LT which is a streaming media player that you can hook to any TV, and of course not just a Vizio. The player has an MSRP of $79.99 and it’s available now to purchase many places online and offline.
VIZIO, America’s #1 Smart TV company5, today announced the launch of Co-Star LT, a versatile new stream player that allows consumers to conveniently and easily transform any HDTV into the ultimate smart TV, seamlessly merging live and streaming entertainment into one simplified TV-watching experience. The Co-Star LT stream player is the latest addition to VIZIO’s stream player line-up and provides an easy-to-use solution for those looking to upgrade their home entertainment experience. The Co-Star LT stream player includes the more intuitive smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, as well as HDMI input and HDMI output, allowing users to browse apps while still watching live TV. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi® and smartphone/tablet second screen interactivity.
Delivering the same leading smart TV experience now available on the latest VIZIO M-Series Smart TVs, the Co-Star LT stream player upgrades any HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus*, providing smart TV lovers with advanced next generation features including full-screen app browsing and discovery. Designed to support up to 1080p Full HD and 3D content, VIZIO’s latest stream player also gives users the ability to control apps from a mobile device, a new, convenient app launcher and advanced HTML 5 app support. The Co-Star LT stream player is also equipped with a USB port for simple playback from media devices, bringing even more versatility to living rooms everywhere.
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus provides access to a newly expanded full-screen app library, making it a cinch to find, organize and browse from favorite apps like Amazon Instant Video™, Hulu Plus, iHeartRadio, M-GO, Netflix, YouTube™, VUDU and more. The new interface allows users to easily browse apps while watching live TV uninterrupted. With the selected app now in center focus of the convenient app launcher, users can better view the previous three and next three apps in the carousel for faster navigation.
Committed to providing an exceptional experience with the latest technology, the VIZIO Co-Star LT stream player not only adds smart TV features to standard HDTVs, but also delivers intuitive second screen interactivity. Allowing users to seamlessly discover and play content from apps like YouTube or Netflix with a simple tap from the app on their smartphone or tablet, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus enables a truly seamless multi-screen viewing experience. With this added convenience, users can easily lean forward on mobile devices to search for videos, then lean back to enjoy them on the big screen. Consumers can even easily transition from watching content on their TV back to their mobile device, allowing for continuous viewing while venturing from room to room without missing a beat.
As part of VIZIO’s unwavering commitment to providing consumers with the best technologies, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus also supports HTML 5 apps, allowing for richer app experiences through better interactive design and features.
The new Co-Star LT stream player is now available at VIZIO.com for $79.99. Consumers can also find the Co-Star LT stream player at Amazon, BestBuy.com, Target.com, Walmart, and Walmart.com later this month. For more information, please visit www.VIZIO.com/CoStar.
*Compatible with high definition televisions with HDMI-HDCP connectivity. Internet connection required and sold separately.
1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60"+, Q2 2013 units sold
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
4 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, units sold, Q1 2013
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included