First entry: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:53 p.m.
LG Electronics (LG) announces the availability of the popular webOS TV platform to other TV manufacturers, changing industry data on the availability of proprietary operating systems to other manufacturers. LG is expanding its knowledge beyond TV production, focusing on the development and adoption of the webOS TV platform by other TV brands. The availability of the platform to other manufacturers could reshape the TV market for technology and content providers, significantly improving LG’s presence and visibility in the global home entertainment market.
As part of LG’s leading home entertainment ecosystem, webOS has been extremely easy to use through a smart interface design since 2014. WebOS TV owners enjoy a pleasant user experience combined with a wide range of features such as voice search and control, built-in AI algorithms and easy connectivity that won consumers over. In addition to LG webOS TV partners will also have access to a variety of content, including global applications such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and sports streaming service DAZN, as well as a free premium streaming service from LG Channels. In addition, compatible TV models include a special Magic Motion remote control.
More than twenty TV makers around the world have already reached an agreement with LG for webOS, including RCA, Ayonz and Konka, and more participants are expected. The webOS ecosystem is supported by technology partners such as Realtek, Nuance, Gracenote, CEVA and Universal Electronics, among others.
“The webOS platform is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to access millions of movies and TV shows,” said Park Hyoung-sei, president of LG Home Entertainment. “Encouraging other manufacturers to participate in the webOS TV ecosystem, we embark on a new journey that provides many new TV owners with an experienced advanced user experience with features available on LG TVs. We look forward to welcoming these new partners to the amazing world of webOS TV. . “
Last updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:53 PM