LG Offers Firmware Update for 2014 webOS Smart TVs
LG Electronics USA announced Monday expanded content partners for its webOS Smart TV platform, including access to streaming Full HD and 4K content from DIRECTV without the need of extra boxes for DIRECTV subscribers.
This new offering is among a host of other premier content providers, giving LG Smart TV owners more home entertainment options.
LG also announced at no-cost firmware update for 2014 webOS Smart TVs to give owners virtually all of the new webOS 2.0 features that debuted on this year’s new Smart TV models.
Upgraded LG webOS TVs will offer an improved user experience with a more intuitive layout, convenient shortcuts, quicker boot-up time and even faster response when switching between applications, says the company.
“As more consumers embrace streaming content as a preferred method for their video consumption, our goal is to ensure LG smart TVs are offering the simplest, fastest ways to access content services,” said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics. “Continuing to add high-value content providers, such as DIRECTV, supports our webOS brand promise of ‘making TV simple again,’ even on previous years’ models as seen with our webOS updates.”
Select 2014 and 2015 LG Smart TVs will have the new DIRECTV Ready application by Sept. 2.