LG announce webOS 2.0 for CES Smart TVs

Making TV Simple Again

by hodg100 Dec 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM - Updated: Jan 2, 2015 at 11:16 AM

  • LG will be unveiling the second iteration of their amazing WebOS Smart TV platform at CES 2015.
    Not that we thought there was much wrong with the first attempt but LG insists that webOS 2.0 will be even slicker and their mission is to “Make TV Simple Again”

    LG’s webOS 2.0 takes simplicity to a new level, even while managing more content options than ever before. webOS 2.0 offers a long list of improvements and impressive features. Boot time has been reduced by up to 60 percent and accessing content has been made significantly smoother and faster. When switching from the Smart TV Home Screen to YouTube, for example, users will see an improvement in loading time of up to 70 percent.

    Also new to webOS 2.0 is My Channels, which allows users to customise their favourite live TV channels or set-top box channels on the Launcher Bar for greater convenience. Quick Settings lets viewers adjust their TV without interrupting the programme they’re watching and Input Picker allows connected devices to be recognised instantly for immediate use.

    LG webOS-enabled Smart TVs also have access to 4K resolution content on Netflix, including programmes such as House of Cards and Marco Polo in 2015. Ultra HD content on Amazon includes movies such as After Earth, Elysium, The Amazing Spider Man 2 and The Da Vinci Code.

    With the newest features introduced in webOS 2.0, the overall user experience has become even simpler, easier and more intuitive,” said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “The webOS platform is a great example of our commitment to taking a leadership role in the next generation TV market with a truly innovative Smart TV solution.”

    P.S. You would have thought they could have come up with a better press photo!

    [update 2nd Jan 2015] LG have today confirmed that webOS 2.0 will only be available on 2015 models and is not backwards compatible.

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