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Alexa to launch on LG TVs

Amazon Alexa, the AI assistant that launched with the Amazon Echo smart speaker in 2015, will be available on LG Smart TVs in North America later in May. The update will come to sets in Europe and Asia at a later date. It was previously announced in January that Alexa would come to ThinQ AI […]

Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

Rakuten TV to triple market reach this year

Rakuten TV is looking to triple its market presence to 40 territories in 2019 via partnerships with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Rakuten will offer integrated content within the manufacturers’ Smart TV remote controls, which directly links to the Rakuten TV streaming service. With this move, the VOD platform says it will simultaneously increase its […]

LG starts rollout of 2019 TV line

LG has started to roll out its 2019 premium TV line-up in South Korea and the US, with availability in key markets in Asia, Europe and South America to follow soon after. This year’s OLED and NanoCell LCD TV sets will feature screen sizes of up to 86 inches and upgraded AI picture and sound quality […]

Altice France launches RMC Sport app on LG smart TVs

Altice France has teamed up with LG Electronics to launch its RMC Sport app on the latter’s smart TVs in France. The launch will mean that RMC Sport subscribers will be able to access content including next week’s UEFA Champions League match between PSG and Manchester United and the Europa League fixture between Rennes and […]

LG and Hillcrest Labs renew smart TV technology deal

LG Electronics has extended its license to use Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace MotionEngine software in its smart TV’s for an additional three years. Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine powers the point-and-click and motion control features of the LG Magic Remote, which comes with LG’s OLED, Super UHD and UHD 4K Smart TV product lines. LG began licensing Hillcrest’s […]

M7 strikes deal with LG for TV app

Pay TV operator M7 Group has struck a deal with LG Electronics to integrate its M7 TV app into LG’s webOS-based TVs. The M7 TV app enables users of web-OS based LG TVs to gain access to linear and non-linear TV content in HD through a central user interface and without the need of a […]

YouSee TV embraces BYOD trend with Apple TV and LG launches

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC is to make its YouSee TV service available via an Apple TV app as well as its own set-top boxes, and will follow up with the launch of an app for LG smart TVs. Jacob Mortensen, managing director of YouSee, said that the operator’s customers “should be able to […]

LG expands webOS beyond the TV

LG has announced plans to expand its webOS platform beyond smart TVs, introducing it to new industries for the first time. Announcing the news at IFA in Berlin, LG said it has partnered with IT service provider Luxoft Holding to create the next generation of webOS. With the move it is targeting the automotive, robotics […]

LG introduces 8K OLED TV at IFA

LG Electronics is due to introduce what it claims is the world’s first 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV at the IFA trade show in Berlin this week.  The 88-inch 8K LG OLED TV features more than 33 million self-emitting pixels, meaning it does not need to be backlit, and uses LG’s next-generation display technology. […]

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