Today is an exciting day as LG launch its brand new Smart TV platform at CES 2011. The Smart TV platform is unique to LG and allows access to thousands of movies, customisable apps, videos and the ability to browse the Web through an easy to navigate interface.
Internet enabled TV from LG. A User-friendly Dashboard and Motion Control Magic Remote Provide Easy Access to Premium Content and LG App Store.
Revolutionising the way you watch TV and enjoy online content, Smart TV is navigable by the simplest of menus. Divided into just four main sections – TV Live, Premium Content, TV Apps and a Launch Bar.
Building upon the success of the pioneering NetCast Entertainment Access offering of the past few years, Smart TV provides access to an impressive list of entertainment options*.
Enjoy your favourite BBC TV & Radio shows from the last 7 days
Watch thousands of films, streamed to your TV
Experience Major League Baseball highlights
Watch millions of originally created videos
View a wide range of movies on demand
Connect with friends on the big screen
Share and discover what’s happening now
Internet radio at your finger tips
Maps, directions & traffic
View your favourite online photos
The LG App store is also populated with hundreds of applications for download to your TV, with apps for nearly everything including language classes through to games!
The platform also includes a web browser, meaning the days of using your laptop whilst watching TV are a thing of the past for those with LG Smart TV or the Smart TV Upgrader.
Just when you thought Smart TV couldn’t do anything smarter it also transpires that with LG’s Smart Share function means users can wirelessly stream content from their PCs and other compatible devices. Amrt Share also works with Media Link, which provides additional information like cover art or liner notes for when you are enjoying your streamed content.
LG LW650T Smart TV, one of a range of Smart TVs showcased by LG at CES 2011
LG Smart TV is available on a range of LG’s new LED, LCD and plasma HDTVs, including: LV550T, LW550T, LW650T, LW770T, LW950T, PZ570T and PZ950T. The platform is also available on a number of Blu-ray Disc players and Home Cinema offerings. For consumers who are not looking to purchase a new television but would like to access the LG Smart TV technology, LG also has introduced the LG Smart TV Upgrader (ST600), a set-top box that provides any television with an HDMI input the ability to access endless amounts of content including movies, sports, television programming, music and premium applications.
* Content partners may vary by product category.
UPDATE: January 7, 2010
LG’s Smart TV Interface demonstrated by George Mead, Marketing Manager, Home Entertainment at LG UK.
More information can be found at the LG Press Room, where all CES 2011 related content is available.