LG to Add Mobile Component to TVs Via WebOS 3.0

Posted by at 9:12 am on December 22, 2015

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LG will use its webOS platform to let smartphone owners connect directly to their smart TV.

The company plans to show off new TV sets at the CES trade show next month. The TVs will feature LG’s webOS 3.0 smart TV platform, which has been improved with a handful of new features. A tool called Magic Mobile Connection is the most relevant to smartphone owners.

Mobile Magic Connection lets users connect their phone to their TV via the LG TV Plus App. Once connected phone users can access their mobile apps directly on the TV screen. Other features added to the webOS 3.0 platform include Magic Zoom, which zooms in on text without degrading quality, and Magic Remote, which adds buttons for better managing the TV platform.

LG SMART TV with webOS 3.0 offers an abundance of other new and updated features to take home viewing to a whole new level of entertainment:

  • Channel Advisor analyzes viewing patterns and displays upcoming time slots with program information about frequently watched programs
  • Multi-view allows you to watch two different channels at the same time or a channel and a Blu-ray movie, for example
  • Music Player app plays music through the webOS 3.0 TV speakers, even when the TV is off
    My Channels and Live Menu have been upgraded with new sub-features to make them more useful to viewers
  • IoTV app allows on-screen control of smart home appliances from LG and other manufacturers that are compatible with LG IoTV

WebOS was originally developed by Palm for its smartphones, was later sold to HP where it was open-sourced, and eventually sold to LG. LG said it will share more details about its webOS 3.0 smart TVs in January.

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