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AirPlay lets you send content from your iPhone, iPad or Mac to your Vizio TV. For example, you can stream videos from iTunes, play music from Apple Music, or even mirror the display of your iPhone or Mac on the TV. HomeKit support means you can use Siri to control the TV – turn it on and off, adjust the volume and start playback – with an iPhone, iPad or HomePod.
As Vizio told us, SmartCast 3.0 software has these new features. Features should be available to all in the second quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, however, you can participate in Vizio's beta program and use it early. That way, you can install the beta version of SmartCast 3.0 on your TV so you can get some bugs if you make the jump before they're ready for everyone.
If you're interested, you can now sign up for Vizios SmartCast 3.0 Beta if you live in the US or Canada. Go to the Vizio login page and enter your e-mail address to get started. It looks like Vizio has not released the beta software yet, but you'll be the first to know when Vizio does it.
According to Apple, the following televisions will receive the SmartCast 3.0 software:
- VIZIO P-Series Quantum X (2019)
- VIZIO P-Series Quantum (2019 and 2018)
- VIZIO P-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016)
- VIZIO M-Series Quantum (2019)
- VIZIO M-series (2018, 2017 and 2016)
- VIZIO E-Series (2018, 2017 and 2016 UHD models)
- VIZIO V Series (2019)
- VIZIO D Series (2018 )
Other Vizio TVs are not getting the SmartCast 3.0 software update, as far as we know.
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Many thanks to Engadget for discovering that.