LG introduces new operating system for TVs
LG Electronics has introduced the webOS 6.0 for its 2021 OLED, QNED Mini LED and UHD smart TVs.
When paired with the LG Magic Remote, viewers can discover their content through an intuitive and enjoyable interface. 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.
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.
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.
“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,” LG president Park Hyoung-sei says.
“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 was on display in LG’s virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021 earlier this month.