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LG Unveils Smart TVs with Voice Mate for 2013

Offering a host of new applications and easy access to content, the 2013 Smart TV line from LG Electronics (LG) will include an updated Magic Remote for a simplified, intuitive user experience (UX).

The wide variety of new models and sizes – including LG’s 84-inch Ultra HD and 55-inch OLED TVs – will be highlighted at next week’s (Jan. 8 – 11) 2013 International CES.

LG offers Smart Control with its enhanced Home Dashboard and Magic Remote. The new Home Dashboard interface features My Interest Cards – special folders for apps and other content – providing seamless access to what is trending on news sites. My Interest Cards can be customized according to the needs and preferences of the user.

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The Magic Remote has been redesigned to fine-tune content and menu navigation, making interaction simple and intuitive.

The device still incorporates the fundamental control capabilities of past versions – point, wheel, gesture and voice recognition.

At CES, LG will demonstrate Voice Mate, an enhanced version of the company’s voice control technology, capable of recognizing the natural flow of language.

The Voice Mate feature offers a new voice search option that simultaneously filters search results across the LG Smart TV platform – Video-on-Demand (VoD) services, websites, external devices and more.

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The enhanced SmartShare feature offers users the ability to mirror or transfer content from smart devices to LG Smart TVs with various connectivity options, including WiDi and Miracast.

The 2013 line-up will enhance sharing between devices by implementing Near Field Communication (NFC), which offers wireless and seamless content mirroring from smartphones and other compatible external devices.

This feature immediately connects two devices for quick media sharing. To use “Tag On” as LG calls it, users simply hold a smartphone or other NFC-enabled device against the NFC sticker on LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV.

The 2013 line-up also supports LG Cloud, which allows the user to stream content remotely.

Photo courtesy: LG Electronics

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