Vizio CTO Matt McRae: What’s the difference between a tablet and a portable TV?

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Vizio has long been one of the bestselling TV brands in the US — the biggest brand in the country until April of this year when TV sales began to decline overall and Samsung took the lead spot.

Searching for ways to grow Vizio’s business and find new markets falls to CTO Matt McRae, who’s always been blunt in addressing challenges for the tech industry. McRae presided over Vizio’s entrance into the Android tablet market in 2011 and a line of Windows PCs earlier this year — moves that reinforce his belief that one day we’ll all just be buying a series of screens that connect to the internet.

We spoke about the future of TVs, how smart they actually need to be, and what a next-generation media ecosystem needs to be…

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