LG WEBOS 6.0 SMART TV PLATFORM DESIGNED FOR THE WAY VIEWERS CONSUME CONTENT TODAY
New home screen, magic remote and functionality bring LG TV owners an intuitive and enjoyable user experience
SEOUL, Jan. 8, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) today announces the introduction of webOS 6.0 for its 2021 OLED, QNED Mini LED and UHD smart TVs. Paired with the new Magic Remote, the latest version of the company’s acclaimed smart TV platform offers viewers an enjoyable and intuitive content discovery experience. The upgraded LG ThinQ AI in webOS 6.0 supports new voice commands for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making TV management and searching across streaming services, internet and broadcast channels convenient.
Users familiar with webOS will immediately notice the updated home screen redesigned for enhanced usability and to meet the needs of viewers’ changing content consumption habits. The New Home screen provides faster access to the most frequently used apps and streamlines content discovery with recommendations based on the user’s preferences and viewing history. All displayed on a full screen to show preferred content and related information at one glance, the New Home acts as a central hub for settings and the greater webOS ecosystem.
Beyond the new premium design, the LG Magic Remote offers simpler controls when using voice recognition with the multi-AI offerings of LG ThinQ, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Simple to navigate, slick, easy to hold and use, the new Magic Remote offers a range of user-friendly features including faster connections between the TV and other devices and hot keys for accessing popular content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.* Magic Tap, a one-touch NFC function on the Magic Remote, provides easy access to a host of exciting viewing possibilities. By simply touching an NFC-enabled smartphone to the remote, viewers can share content from their phones to the TV or vice versa. Users can view content stored on their mobile phones on their LG TVs while continuing to use their favourite smartphone apps and features.
Leveraging the latest in AI technology, TV voice controls and Magic Remote, viewers simply need to speak up to get the info they need. Magic Explorer, an enhanced version of the LG Magic Link, delivers informative content related to what is showing on screen so viewers can learn more about the actors, locations and other items of interest in the movies and shows they are watching. The content dependent feature also delivers an easy and friendly shopping experience for products appearing across select broadcast channels and LG TV services including Live TV, Gallery, Settings and TV Guide, by changing the colour of the cursor whenever Magic Explorer has information to share.
What’s more, the new Next Picks feature analyses viewers’ preferences to discover more content suited to their tastes. Using viewing history data, Next Picks recommends two live programs from broadcast or set-top box offerings as well as one VOD title or app based on viewers’ liking, saving viewers the time and hassle of finding what to watch next.
“The latest version of our user-friendly open TV platform webOS 6.0 represents the most significant update since we first introduced webOS in 2014,” said Park Hyoung-sei, president of LG Home Entertainment Company. “With the new edition of webOS, LG is demonstrating its commitment of offering services, products and technologies that respond to the needs and wants of our valued customers.”
The new LG TVs featuring webOS 6.0 will be on display in LG’s virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021 starting January 11.
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About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions and audio-video systems. The company is a globally recognized innovator for its leadership in OLED TVs which is revolutionizing the premium TV category. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by award-winning OLED TVs and NanoCell TVs featuring artificial intelligence and sound solutions developed in partnership with Meridian Audio. For more news on LG, go to www.LGnewsroom.com.