Vizio has just announced a new set top box called the Co-Star LT priced at only $79.99. This looks to be an improvement to last year’s release of the Co-Star Stream Player which cost $ 100. The difference between both devices is that the Co-Star Stream Player runs on Google TV software while the Co-Star LT does not.
While it may not provide the same experience as a full-fledged Google TV set it does offer 1080p full HD, 3D and HTML 5 support. The built-in Internet Apps Plus platform allows anyone to watch a live TV at the same time browsing apps. The USB port allows content stored on USB devices to be played back bringing in more versatility to it.
Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer, said that “the latest generation of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus represents years of forward-looking development and design. Delivering more power through a new full-screen mode and enhanced multi-screen viewing features, the platform offers an incredibly intuitive and seamless entertainment experience. The Co-Star LT stream player’s unique ability to integrate live TV and streaming apps, offers standard HDTV owners a simple upgrade option. One of the most advanced smart TV experiences on the market, the new VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform also gives users access to the added convenience of second-screen interactivity.”
Some of the key features of this model include
- Seamlessly merges live TV and streaming entertainment
- Easily access streaming apps through an intuitive interface
- Built-in Wi-Fi for easy, hassle-free internet access
- Streamlined remote with instant access to popular apps
The Co-Star LT Internet Media Streaming Box comes with a more advanced remote control compared to the Co-Star Stream. Users will also be able to make use of their smartphones or tablets to find and control content on the TV. The device supports various apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant VIdeo, YouTube, Vudu, and iHeart Radio.
This model is now available at the Vizio online store. Consumers will also be able to find this device at several retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy.com, Target.com, Walmart, and Walmart.com.