LG released a new interface for its Smart TVs called webOS 6.0. In the Smart TV market, there are different manufacturers and operating systems. The main ones are Samsung with Tizen, LG with webOS, and then a long list of manufacturers with Android TV (Google TV).
- Samsung debuts 2021 TVs with microLED and Neo QLED technology
- LG 2018 OLED Smart TVs are now compatible with Apple AirPlay
- LG to present its new range of QNED mini-LED TVs at CES 2021
These operating systems, as with Windows on PC or iOS and Android on smartphones, are updated every few years to new versions with interface changes, new features, etc. LG has taken advantage of the CES 2021 to announce the arrival of webOS 6.0. Below, we tell you what we know about the new interface of LG’s Smart TVs.
webOS 6.0 features
In addition to the quality of the panels, the size of the television, the resolution, the design, or the price; the operating system is also a really important factor when choosing a Smart TV. Because we watch a lot of content through streaming platforms and we all know that it is much more convenient to open Netflix directly on the TV than connecting a laptop to television via HDMI.
LG Electronics has just announced the arrival of webOS 6.0 on its Smart TV OLED, QNED Mini LED, NanoCell, and UHD 2021. This new operating system has been combined with the revamped Magic Remote to provide a more intuitive and better experience. Now, it is compatible with the voice controls of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, allowing us to search and navigate by voice quickly.
LG Smart TVs are getting a new interface update
LG explains that, for users familiar with webOS, this will not be a drastic change. The new interface has been renewed to improve usability, adapting to the changing consumption habits of users. We know that the Home offers faster access to the most frequent applications, as well as simplifying the discovery of new content.
Other new features of the new LG Smart TVs and the new remote control include offering direct access to the most popular content platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.
We also have the new Magic Tap feature to connect a smartphone with NFC. With the renewed version of Magic Link (now called Magic Explorer), we will have detailed information related to the content being displayed on the screen.
Another feature is Next Picks which analyzes the viewer’s preferences to discover new content that suits their tastes. LG points out that this is the biggest update since they introduced WebOS in 2014. The new webOS 6.0 platform can be seen in more detail from next Monday, January 11th.