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. […]

LG rolls out Google Assistant on TVs in more markets

LG is set to launch Google Assistant on its TVs in seven more markets in the fourth quarter as part of its efforts to “raise the bar for voice recognition solutions”. The voice assistant will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom with support in five languages. The […]

LG launches Google Assistant on 2018 TVs

LG has launched Google Assistant voice controls on its 2018 AI TV line-up – including LG OLED TVs and LG Super UHD TVs. LG said that adding the Google Assistant to the webOS platform of LG’s 2018 AI TVs will “add more convenience in consumers’ lives” and that the technology partnership positively impacts LG’s award-winning […]

ALi to incorporate Techicolor Advanced HDR in chipsets

Set-top chipset specialist ALi Corporation is to make Technicolor’s HDR technology available in its forthcoming generation of products. Techncolor’s Advanced HDR technology, developed in partnership with Philips, combines the Technicolor HDR universal distribution solution, which simultaneously distributes HDR and SDR content through a single stream, and Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (ITM), a graphic SDR to […]

IHS Markit: OLED TV shipments hit record high in November

Global shipments of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs grew 133% year-on-year in November, reaching a new monthly record of 270,000 units, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that the OLED sales surged as price drops meant 55-inch 4K OLED became affordable to a greater number of high-end holiday shoppers. “In 2017, the landscape […]

LG introduces ThinQ AI in latest smart TVs

LG is embedding artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into its 2018 smart TV line, letting consumers use their TVs as smart-home hubs. LG is introducing ThinQ AI and an advanced image processor in its latest LG OLED and LG Super UHD TVs. The ThinQ technology will let customers speak directly into their TV’s remote control to enable voice […]

Starz Play launches in LG Smart TVs

Middle East and North African streaming service, Starz Play, is now available as an app on selected LG Smart TVs in the MENA region. Starz Play COO and co-founder Danny Bates said that the partnership confirms the SVOD’s service’s ongoing efforts to up customer satisfaction. “With smart TVs being one of our viewers’ favorite streaming […]

LG unveils 88-inch 8K TV ahead of CES

LG has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display as the company affirmed its commitment to the high-end TV market. LG will showcase the 8K display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week and said that the 8K panel offers higher resolution without compromising brightness. The OLED […]