Last month, Vizio told The Verge that it was planning to end TV remotes as we know them, and it's wasting no time to bring that promise to fruition. The company is bringing Dolby Vision HDR technology and its new Android remote to the popular M-Series line of TVs. Just like the recently released P-Series, the M-Series will feature Vizio's SmartCast app and will ship with the 6-inch Android tablet that will act as the remote and a surrogate for the usual slate of smart TV apps. The mid-range line will also come with built-in Google Cast support.
Vizio is also refreshing its E-Series, bringing SmartCast and Google Cast to the cheaper lineup, but it won't come with the free tablet. Users can download the SmartCast app from the App Store or Google Play and use it to control the TV. The E-Series will also feature 4K resolution for the first time, starting at $469 for a 43-inch 4K TV — one of the lowest prices offered by any major TV manufacturer.
Vizio doesn’t call these sets TVs — instead, it describes them as "home theater displays" because the P-, M-, and E-Series are tuner-free. Whatever you want to call them, you'll be able to pick up a new TV-like display very soon. The E-Series starts at $229 ($469 if you want a 4K TV), and the M-Series begins at $849; both begin rolling out to major retailers today.