- Artificial intelligence takes centre-stage with the next evolution of Hisense’s in-house smart TV OS, VIDAA U3.0 AI, supported by the RemoteNOW smart phone App with full integration of Amazon Alexa and compatibility with Google Home Assistant
- VIDAA U3.0 AI offers enhanced connectivity and faster boot times
- An Android TV Series will also be added to Hisense Australia’s 2019 TV line-up
SYDNEY, 19 December 2018 – Hisense Australia today announces its smart TV offering for 2019, headlined by VIDAA U3.0 AI with advanced smart home integration, set to be fully unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2019.
VIDAA U3.0 AI will feature across Hisense’s entire 2019 ULED TV line-up, meanwhile, the brand will also launch an Android TV series.
“Australia is a nation of early-adopters – we’re tech savvy and are always looking for ways to improve connectivity in the home, especially in the living room,” said Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing at Hisense Australia.
“With this in mind, innovation, performance and user experience continue to be key priorities for us as we move into 2019. Our new smart TV operating system, VIDAA U3.0 AI, and the continued development of the RemoteNOW smart phone App are a testament to this and will feature the latest advancements in AI technology, including integration with multiple leading smart assistant platforms,” he added.
Latest smart TV OS VIDAA U3.0 AI unveiled
Hisense’s 2019 ULED TV’s with VIDAA U3.0 AI will come with full integration of Amazon Alexa*, meaning an Echo device is not required for consumers to take advantage of its voice control functionality. Usability is also increased as VIDAA U3.0 AI works with Google Home Assistant**, allowing consumers to operate the device with both voice control platforms.
The new VIDAA U3.0 AI features enhanced functionality with RemoteNow, Hisense’s virtual, smart phone app-controlled remote, which will allow users to control their home’s Alexa Compatible smart devices with integration of Alexa Voice Commands.
Hisense’s next generation chipset will drive superior performance, delivering a boot time nearly two times faster than Hisense 2018 models. YouTube and Netflix will be pre-loaded on launch, enabling quick transitions between apps.
Adding to the intuitive user experience, the new user interface will now showcase Netflix content recommendations from the home screen, removing the need to open the app. The new platform’s home screen also sees the introduction of a ‘Smartsense’ hub, which will display real-time weather and notification updates, as well as a ‘Discover’ feature, which will recommend trending apps to users.
Content continues to be a strong focus for VIDAA U3.0 AI with a new Hisense App Store that will see a greater assortment of apps throughout 2019, including the addition of popular streaming app, Amazon Prime Video.
VIDAA U3.0 Ai also introduces ‘Device Detection’, whereby the TV automatically recognises and displays mainstream devices like gaming consoles as and when they are plugged into the TV.
Android TV announced for the Australian market
Hisense will also be providing Australian consumers with an additional smart TV platform next year, with the addition of an Android TV Series in the 2019 television line-up.
“Android fans will also be excited to hear we will be introducing an Android TV to the Australian market providing Australian consumers more choice while Hisense expands it Smart Assistant platform offering,” said Iannuzzi.
More information on Hisense’s 2019 TV range will be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 6 – 11 January 2019.
To keep across the latest CES news from Hisense Australia, visit: https://ces2019.hisense.com.au
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*Amazon Video Gear will be available on launch, while Amazon Voice Services will become available in H2 2019.
**A Google Home device is required