VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV and Sound Bar company in the U.S., announced last week the Canadian availability of its award-winning portfolio of HDTV and audio products at Best Buy and Future Shop locations throughout Canada as well as online at bestbuy.ca and futureshop.ca. Consumers can now visit retail locations across Canada to experience VIZIO’s best-in-class technologies for themselves. Whether in the market for a new HDTV for the living room, or interested in a sound bar to upgrade their home theater, Canadian consumers will appreciate VIZIO’s attainable, beautifully simple products backed by North America-based customer support.
Canadian consumers can now find VIZIO’s popular E- and M-Series Full-Array LED Smart TVs and a range of award-winning audio solutions, including VIZIO’s 2.1 and 5.1 Sound Bars Systems and 2.1 Sound Stand, at retail locations nationwide. Whether looking to buy at retail or browsing before shopping online, Canadian consumers now have access to an informative in-store experience at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations.
The inviting, interactive VIZIO-branded displays in-store feature both VIZIO E- and M-Series Smart TVs as well as various audio offerings, allow consumers to see, listen and learn about VIZIO’s award-winning technologies before purchasing.
“VIZIO is excited to bring our brand promise of quality, innovation, value and support to Canadian consumers,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing. “From an outstanding in-store experience, to a newly designed Canadian VIZIO website and national television advertising campaign, VIZIO is committed to Canadian consumers. Its our mission to engage new VIZIO fans and make sure they get properly acquainted with VIZIO and learn about our technologies so they can make an informed decision.”
Once consumers have a chance to visualize what VIZIO product(s) will work best in their homes, they can go in-store with help from the “Find A Retailer” feature on VIZIO.ca for the full, hands-on experience. Depending on the site a consumer visits, a VIZIO brand wall may occupy anywhere from an 8- to 12-foot-wide wall in all 135 Future Shop stores nationwide and up to 32-foot-wide section in all 72 Best Buy Canada destinations. In addition to one-on-one interaction with VIZIO Smart TVs and audio products, consumers also have access to trained Blue Shirts at Best Buy and sales associates at Future Shop to walk them through the benefits of each VIZIO product.
“With Best Buy and Future Shop positioned as Canada’s top two retailers of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods, we’re excited to bring VIZIO’s award-winning product line to Canada,” said Jason Abrams, Director of Televisions, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop. “We are very proud to offer VIZIO’s HDTVs and audio solutions to our customers through leading store networks as well as online and mobile capabilities.”
All VIZIO Smart TVs offered in Canada feature the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® platform, bringing apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Yahoo! News, Flickr, Crackle and more, right into the living room, bedroom or den. An app dock overlays the bottom of the screen giving consumers quick, at-a-glance access to seven of their favorite apps, without interrupting on-screen content. With the selected app in center focus of the display, users can easily view the previous three and next three apps in the carousel for faster navigation.
VIZIO audio solutions serve as the perfect complement for today’s slim HDTVs and bring superior surround sound and new convenience features to any room in the house. From the VIZIO 54″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar System with Wireless Subwoofer designed for consumers with HDTVs 55″ and larger, to the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand which offers room-filling audio in a compact form factor, VIZIO brings a variety of options to consumers looking to upgrade their audio experience or create a personal home theater. VIZIO’s 2.1 Sound Stand was recognized by Digital Trends with a 2014 Best of CES Awards nomination in the home audio category, while Sound & Vision chose VIZIO’s 42″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer as a 2013 Top Pick of the Year.
VIZIO sound bars include an intuitive and easy-to-use remote which features a built-in LCD screen, allowing users to easily adjust input, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, or select other audio settings. The entire VIZIO audio line-up comes equipped with convenient Bluetooth technologies for streaming music, even when the TV is off, and includes all necessary cables for a quick, hassle-free set-up right out of the box.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. VIZIO skyrocketed to the #1 shipper of LCD television in North America in Q2 20071, within five years from their first shipment, and has been in the top 3 ever since2. VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV company5 and large size LCD TV company3. VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S4. For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best — focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products.