LG to Unveil New webOS 2.0 Smart TV Platform
LG Electronics (LG) will unveil an expansive TV lineup featuring the company’s new “webOS 2.0” Smart TV platform at the 2015 International CES, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
LG’s webOS 2.0 is specifically designed to deliver a superior user experience by improving upon the key features found in the current generation of Smart TVs using the webOS system introduced earlier this year.
LG is working with leading content providers such as Amazon and Netflix to ensure that LG 4K ULTRA HD TV owners have access to a wide range of 4K viewing options.
According to LG, webOS 2.0 takes simplicity and convenience to a new level even while managing an expanding array of content options, so consumers can chose easily from a long list of new features.
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For example, the initial boot time when the TV is turned on has been reduced by up to 60 percent. Users will also enjoy a 70 percent improvement in loading when switching from the Smart TV Home Screen to YouTube, making accessing content significantly smoother and faster.
Also new in 2015 with webOS 2.0 is “My Channels,” an app that allows users to customize their favorite live TV or set-top box channels on the Launcher Bar for greater convenience.
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Quick Settings lets viewers adjust their TV without interrupting the program they’re watching and Input Picker allows connected devices to be recognized instantly for immediate use.
Through partnerships with major content providers, webOS TV owners can access an extensive selection of Ultra HD content from streaming services such as Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.
“By updating webOS with new and smarter features, users will experience a next-generation Smart TV platform that’s simpler, easier and more intuitive than ever before,” said In-kyu Lee, senior VP, LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.