Vizio’s P-Series 4K TVs rack up the ultra HD content options with Amazon, Ultraflix and Toon Goggles
Stephan Jukic – December 22, 2014
Vizio is a real attention grabber when it comes to its ever more attractive looking 4K TVs. First the company induced near shock with the release of its entire P-Series of highly advanced 4K TVs at the most absolutely, record-breakingly affordable prices on the market for name brand 4K sets and now the company is announcing the availability of a whole whack of 4K content for these same affordable UHD TVs.
Vizio’s P-Series TVs already had Netflix’s streaming app programmed into their user interface, now they’re also going to include Amazon’s Instant Video 4K streaming service, which brings several Amazon original series to the table such as “Alpha House”, “Transparent” and other series that will be arriving throughout 2015. The Amazon service also allows users to buy select blockbuster Hollywood movies in native 4K right from within the app that will be available on the Vizio P-Series.
In addition to the arrival of Amazon Instant Video, the Smart TV UI on Vizio’s 4K TVs will also include access to Ultraflix, which offers a very large selection of movies, shows and documentaries in 4K, totaling up to over 200 hours of content so far.
And on top of Ultraflix, there will also be access to Toon Goggles, which gives users a selection of children’s programming in full ultra HD resolution.
All of this new content won’t be coming to the Vizio line of 4K TVs all at once and while Amazon and Netflix are already available, the Ultraflix and Toon Goggles options might not show up until 2015.
Vizio has also gone ahead with updates to the ordinary versions of its apps. These include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iHeartRadio, Hulu Plus, Spotify, Plex, AirCastleLive and YouTube. Now, all of them are much easier to access from the Vizio P-Series UI and offer users a more fluid, intuitive experience.
The Vizio P-Series 4K line of TVs was a complete shocker to the industry when it emerged on sale in October of 2014. All five TVs in the line are crammed with the very latest in 4K display and connectivity technology yet retail for prices that are as much as 100% cheaper than those of competing models from brands like Samsung or Sony.
The 70” Vizio P-Series model, for example, costs more than $4000 less than a 4K 65” Sony Bravia with the same core specifications and Vizio’s 50” 4K TV is the cheapest of its caliber on the market, currently retailing on Amazon.com for less than $800.
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