VIZIO Debuts Home Theater Sound Bar Collection, Featuring 5.1 Surround Sound VIZIO recently launched its collection of VIZIO SmartCast sound bars, ranging from the 38-inch 2.1 Sound Bar System to the flagship 45-inch 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System.RS Staff ⋅ Jun 17, 2016 VIZIO recently launched its collection of VIZIO SmartCast sound bars, ranging from the 38-inch 2.1 Sound Bar System to the flagship 45-inch 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System. The collection features fully integrated Google Cast, allowing users to stream songs from Google Cast-enabled audio app directly to the sound bar over WiFi. Part of VIZIO’s new smart entertainment ecosystem, each audio product can be controlled by the VIZIO SmartCast app which transforms any mobile device into a powerful touchscreen remote. The new products are available now at VIZIO, starting at $220 for the 38-inch 2.1 Sound Bar System and $500 for the 45-inch 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System. The new VIZIO SmartCast app, available for download for iOS and Android devices, turns any mobile screen into a touchscreen remote, allowing consumers to control their sound bar from anywhere in the home. Multi-room streaming over WiFi allows users to cast the same song to multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and speaker at the same time, or send a different song to each speaker. VIZIO’s audio products also ship with a standard LCD display remote, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions. “The new VIZIO SmartCast sound bar line-up was designed not only to accompany big screens to create an immersive home theater experience, but also serve as a great home audio source,” said Matt McRae, CTO, VIZIO. “The VIZIO SmartCast app allows consumers to seamlessly Cast and control their music right from their mobile device across a variety of configurations. Coupled with the collection’s sleek industrial design, the VIZIO SmartCast audio solutions are a must-have addition to any home.” The SmartCast 45-inch 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System is ideal for home theater enthusiasts seeking elegant style, the highest quality audio and a true 5.1 surround sound. Designed to complement 47-inch class size displays and above, VIZIO’s flagship offering was engineered with custom drivers, a center channel for enhanced dialogue clarity and a sleek profile that doesn’t sacrifice audio quality. Measuring 2-inch high and 2-inch deep, the 45-inch slim sound bar features rear satellite speakers and pumps up to 104dB Sound Pressure Level (SPL) and 30 Hz of bass. The flagship model, along with the 40-inch 3.1, 40-inch 5.1 and 45-inch 3.1 slim sound bar configurations, features a compact 3-inch tall subwoofer,. With Google Cast built into every VIZIO SmartCast sound bar, consumers can stream songs from music apps they already use, and then just tap the Cast button to stream music directly over WiFi to any VIZIO SmartCast device on their home WiFi network, from anywhere in the home. And with WiFi streaming, users can still multi-task on the their mobile device without interrupting their entertainment. Bluetooth is also integrated into all VIZIO audio products, offering streaming as an alternative option. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.