LG is upgrading its free streaming service LG Channels with a brand new UI and extra content material, the corporate introduced on August 10.
LG Channels is about to increase from round 1600 channels to 1900 channels, relying in your area. This consists of in style content material from a variety of classes together with films, sports activities, music, information and Ok-content from LG’s residence of South Korea.
In 2020, LG introduced that it had partnered with South Korean digital media platform NEW ID to carry extra Korean films and TV exhibits to its LG Channels library. Now, LG is launching much more channels and increasing its choices to extra international locations.
Korean movie channel NEW Ok.MOVIES, for instance, will quickly be out there in North America and Mexico, following on from its earlier launch in Europe.
Different new Channels coming to LG TVs through LG Channels this yr together with Asian TV streaming website Rakuten Viki, C-drama service OnDemandChina, Children apps BABY SHARK TV and Children Pang TV, Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV and greater than 100 Pluto TV channels.
Rakuten TV is already out there in main European markets and could be accessed by way of a devoted button the latest LG Magic Distant.
In response to LG, LG Channels’ viewership and viewer time numbers doubled in 2021 in contrast with these recorded final yr, explaining why the corporate is increasing the streaming service to extra international locations and introducing extra content material.
LG Channels will quickly be out there in a complete of 25 international locations worldwide (up from 14), with LG tripling its European protection by the top of 2021. The service may also quickly be out there on greater than 30 extra manufacturers of sensible TVs powered by the LG webOS TV platform, together with TVs by Motorola, JVC, Polaroid and MASTER-G.
Lastly, LG has redesigned its UI to really feel extra intuitive to navigate, introducing a brand new function that analyses your viewing preferences to then advocate new content material.
The up to date UI is accessible now on LG sensible TVs working webOS 5.0 and newer, with a model for webOS 3.0 to 4.5 coming quickly. LG additionally has plans to launch an LG Channels smartphone app later this yr, beginning in North America.