This week LG has unveiled a new version of the former smartphone operating system that now resides on LG’s rage of smart TV systems in the form of webOS 3.0.
WebOS 3.0 brings with it a range of new features and functionality for users to enjoy that include a new feature to split your screen into two different channels at the same time, or one channel and another source depending on your preference.
The latest webOS 3.0 will be officially showcased during next months CES 2016 technology show in Las Vegas that starts on January 6th. webOS 3.0 also provide users with the ability to run LG’s Music Player app through speakers with the smart TV turned off, as well as control LG smart appliances using the LG IoTV application. As well as bringing a new feature called Mobile Connection allowing users to send apps up from their smartphones to the larger screen on the Smart TV. LG explains more :
Designed with the aim of providing an easier way of enjoying quality digital content, webOS 3.0 introduces Channel Plus, a unique feature which provides a wide range of over-the-top (OTT) content in a user-friendly format. Channel Plus offers a unified channel list that combines OTT content with familiar broadcast TV channels, enabling users to watch OTT content by surfing through channels as they normally would. Channel Plus can also be controlled with an app to provide program recommendations via on-screen widgets.
Through a partnership with Xumo (www.xumo.com), Channel Plus offers an abundance of high quality, free digital content from broadcasters and publications such as Bloomberg, TIME Inc., Condé Nast Entertainment and The Wall Street Journal. To appeal to a larger audience, a variety of premium content such as that of BuzzFeed, PopSugar, and Mode Media, from rising Digital Networks and Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) is also available on Channel Plus as well as international channel packages.
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
For more information on the new webOS 3.0 jump over to the LG Newsroom website for details via the link below.