Google Home Can Now Power On Your Vizio TV

CNET – Google Home users can now control any Vizio SmartCast device with voice commands. The functionality is the same as that of a non-smart TV or speaker that has a Chromecast streamer, but with Vizio’s new integration, you can also turn these devices on or off with Google Home. While Amazon is clearly the leader for smart-home integration after this year’s CES, Google is making a play to be the go-to smart entertainment hub. Google Home users can already ask the device to play YouTube and Netflix videos on their TVs with Chromecast video streamers. Having Vizio devices with Chromecast built right in makes owning a Google Home for entertainment purposes even more appealing. But if Google wants to compete with Amazon in this space, it needs to integrate with more entertainment devices to drive consumers to buy a Google Home over the Echo. LINK