Vizio’s 4K-Capable ‘P-Series’ TVs Add Google Cast

Support for Google Cast, the technology that powers the Chromecast streaming adapter, has been added to Vizio’s SmartCast P-Series TVs as well as the CE giant’s soundbars and speakers.

The integration means that consumers can use their smartphones and tablets to fling streaming video and other apps and content to the big screen. They can also mirror any website displayed on a Chrome browser on a laptop.

Every P-series comes with a Vizio’s 6-inch Android tablet remote, Adam Champy, product manager and Daily Daily Show Caster, announced in this blog post, confirming details that first emerged in a report last month.

In addition to the Chromecast, Google Cast technology is also present in Android TVs from several suppliers, including Sony, Sharp, TP Vision, as well as Android TV-powered consoles and other connected devices. Google, which introduced new Chromecast models last fall, has sold more than 20 million of the adapters  worldwide.

Champy also announced that Google is changing the name of the Chromecast app to the Google Cast app “to better reflect that Google Cast technology is now supported across a wide range of devices such as Chromecast, TVs, displays and speakers.”  The updated Google Cast app is rollout this week on Android and iOS, he said.