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You can now buy Vizio's Google Cast-enabled 4K HDR TVs

Vizio announced the 2016 refresh of its affordable M-Series TVs last month, offering built-in Google Cast support and High Dynamic Range. The TVs are now up for sale at Vizio's website, starting with a 50-inch 4K model that's available for $849.

The M-Series goes all the way up to an 80-inch 4K TV, which retails for $3,999:

  • VIZIO SmartCast 50" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M50-D1){.nofollow} - $849.99
  • VIZIO SmartCast 55" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M55-D0){.nofollow} - $999.99
  • VIZIO SmartCast 60" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M60-D1) - $1,249.99
  • VIZIO SmartCast 65" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M65-D0){.nofollow} - $1,499.99
  • VIZIO SmartCast 70" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M70-D3){.nofollow} - $1,999.99
  • VIZIO SmartCast 80" M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (M80-D3){.nofollow} - $3,999.99

The highlight of the 2016 M-Series is the Vizio SmartCast protocol, which sees the TVs interfacing with a 6-inch Android tablet instead of a traditional remote control. The tablet comes with a 720p display, runs Lollipop, and is bundled in the box. Check out what's on offer from the link below. The TVs will be available from other retailers shortly.

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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

23 Comments
  • India release? Angler/Shamu/Mako
  • Heh. Not a chance. I'd love to see someone (other than Vu) launch such TVs in the market though. My 50-inch FHD Android TV costs twice as much as Vizio's 4K TV with HDR :(
  • You could import it from another country, like people in the us did for the moto x force. Posted on my Galaxy s5
  • Is this experience better than just plugging in a Chromecast? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's better because with these Displays you can cast 4k HDR. You can't cast 4k or HDR from any released chromecast yet.
  • It should be noted that these TV's do NOT come with a tuner. If you are a cord cutter and watch OTA television you will need to buy a separate cable box.
  • Did that really need to be clarified?
  • Yes because the article incorrectly identifies them as TVs, when technically they are tuner-free displays. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It was the first thing I was looking for so yes it did need to be clarified. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why would they make these TVs tuner free? Posted via the Android Central App
  • You gotta trim as much fat as possible when you're trying g to get a 70" 4K HDR set down to $2000. Even if there's a little meat on the fat you're trimming. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because very few people, especially those who want devices at this level, rely on tuners anymore.
  • You would be wrong in that statement. Posted via the Android Central App
  • lol.. not for me... I haven't plugged a coax cable into a TV i have owned in prolly 10 years!
  • Now if only Google Cast supported 4k. The TV will have to resort to native YouTube, Netflix and Amazon "apps" for 4k sadly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You need to follow the links, this along with the P series DO support 4k using builtin google cast. I would expect 4k google / chrome cast to come out in time for the holiday season if not then next year, but until then Vizio has it. Also important to review there are no 'apps'. You cast everything. There is no on screen interface to arrow around in, you use the included tablet, or any phone or other tablet you have lying around
  • I just got this TV assuming the built-in Google Cast would indeed support 4K HDR. I just rented a 4K movie to stream from VUDU and have cast it directly from VUDU App on my phone to the built-in Google Cast on the TV. I then checked the info on the TV's cast input and it reports at 1080p not the 2160p HDR I was expecting.
    Do you think I should buy a 4K Chromecast Ultra with HDR or will Visio or Google Cast do a firmware update (if possible) soon?
  • This is kinda ... well I have more hope for the Haier Android TVs. #marketshare = #developersupport
  • Does this have Android TV, (hate that name, should be 'Restrictive Android TV' to be more accurate), or just Google Cast like the Chromecast? (also hate that name, I've never used Chrome to use my Chromecast) I thought the Nvidia shield console supported 4k and it has Google casting. Are GTV (sorry ATV) and Chromecast features separate?
    A 4k TV would be much more useful if it could accept 4k casting. Also, no tuner? Twice as useless!
  • Read about these TV's, you CAN cast at 4k.
  • So it DOES have Android TV that supports 4k. At least it's the casting features of Android TV without the whole operating system that allows you to run apps. (Is that what's called 'Google cast'? I've never heard that term before.)
    It is NOT Chromecast because that doesn't support 4k. No apps and no tuner? Maybe they should have called it VIZIO SmartCastrated TV.
  • Google Cast is the protocol that the Chromecast hardware supports. Google Cast supports a lot of things, potentially, that the Chromecast hardware doesn't. Various devices implement it in different ways. This Vizio device, and presumably the app used on Android TV in devices like the SHIELD, allow for some of its more advanced functions.
  • Am I the only one that finds it odd that they're just now releasing these on lollipop when we have a tentative Q3 2016 release date for N? Posted via the Android Central App