People who own a Vizio TV that’s connected to the internet may be able to get money in a class action settlement.
The company maintains it did nothing wrong. “VIZIO denies these allegations. The court has not decided who is right,” a law firm statement said.
If you have a Vizio smart TV in your home, you may see a message about the settlement on your screen.
In 2017, the FTC separately fined Vizio $2.2 million and the company agreed to delete data and change how it collects future data on sets.
How to file a claim
Am I eligible? If you owned a Vizio smart TV in your home that was connected to the internet between February 1, 2014 and February 6, 2017, you could be eligible for a payment in the settlement. If you have questions on your eligibility, you can check the settlement website or call 877-252-4685.
What will I get? You may get between $13 and $31, depending on the number of claims filed.
How long do I have? The deadline is April 29, 2019.
What if I’m not interested? You can ignore the settlement, exclude yourself, object or even attend a hearing. Details are on the settlement website.