IRVINE, Calif. Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today that the VIZIO 8" Tablet with Wi-Fi now supports ooVoo, the premier video communication service that enables up to six callers to chat together for a unique social video chat experience on mobile devices. Support for this innovative social app on the VIZIO Tablet now allows users to connect with friends, family and other social circles through free video or voice calls on the larger, more convenient 8" screen of their VIZIO Tablet.
With ooVoo, VIZIO Tablet owners can now enjoy party video chats anywhere there is a Wi-Fi connection. ooVoo is available across multiple hardware platforms, from mobile devices to PCs, as a free download from Android Market™. In addition to free video and voice calls, ooVoo also supports calls through a web browser and can be upgraded to enable calls to landlines as well.
"Just as consumers are shifting away from linear TV programming towards more video on demand, video calls are also evolving from by-appointment usages to a live, spontaneous social experience," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "Using an app like ooVoo on a larger screen like our Tablet further enhances communication and connectivity. Additionally with the growth of Wi-Fi hotspots, VIZIO Tablet users can now conveniently communicate with family and friends even when they're away from home."
According to an early 2011 report by Nielsen NetRatings**, ooVoo was ranked as the fastest growing communications app for PCs. With more than 30 million registered users, 40% of whom make calls via their mobile devices, the availability of ooVoo on the VIZIO Tablet supports the brand's mission to deliver Entertainment Freedom For All™.
* Source: IHS iSuppli Corporation Research Q3 2011 Market Tracker Report of Q1 & Q2 2011.
** Nielsen NetRatings past 12 months Feb. 2011
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VIZIO, Inc., "Entertainment Freedom For All," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 LCD HDTV Company. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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