LG Electronics USA announced expanded content partners for its webOS Smart TV platform, including access to streaming Full HD and 4K content from DIRECTV without subscribers needing extra boxes. This new offering is among a host of other content providers, giving LG Smart TV owners more home entertainment options.
LG also announced a free firmware update for 2014 webOS Smart TVs adding virtually all of the new webOS 2.0 features that debuted on this year’s new Smart TV models. The upgraded webOS TVs will offer an improved user experience with a more intuitive layout, shortcuts, quicker boot-up time and faster response when switching between applications. Owners of the company’s (LG) webOS 1.0 Smart TV will receive a free Value Pack Upgrade that include four main features of the latest webOS 2.0 platform: My Channels, Quick Setting, Input Picker and Live Menu.
For LG’s 2015 lineup of Smart TVs, webOS 2.0 will provide online access to more streaming content than ever before, including DIRECTV Ready and DIRECTV 4K Ready features. With the new service, subscribers won’t need extra boxes, as DIRECTV capability is built into the TVs. Select 2014 and 2015 LG Smart TVs will allow subscribers with a Genie HD DVR to experience a full HD DVR experience on each select LG Smart TV without the clutter of extra set-top boxes. Subscribers with an LG 4K Ultra HD TV can enjoy new releases as well as their favorite classic films with, according to the company four times the resolution of HD.