Today, we’ve been informed that LG will be releasing a new operating system for Smart TVs. The television market is dominated by a few operating systems, such as Samsung’s Tizen and LG’s webOS. Manufacturers are moving away from Android TV in order to avoid having to create their own system. LG has now developed a new operating system for its TVs, which is rather unusual.
River OS will be the name of this system. The LG Advertising team has announced it. River OS is now accessible for Smart TVs to be installed on. Beginning in 2021, the first models will go on sale in India, followed by releases throughout the world in 2022.
LG’s new Smart TV operating system is called River OS
River OS has been developed from scratch, the company made it compatible with all the technologies and features demanded in today’s Smart TVs. Despite being a new operating system, LG has already reached agreements with major platforms to offer their apps. River OS will come with applications of Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ and Prime Video.
The operating system will have more customization options than systems like webOS. There will also be a native voice control feature included.
The recommendations will be provided across all accessible platforms, much like Google TV does, combining everything into a single user interface. “Turn on the news,” “Watch the tennis final,” or “Discover a comedy film that makes me chuckle” are all examples of natural language phrases that the TV would understand at all times if we say things as straightforward as
The operating system’s main screen adjusts to each user, displaying shortcuts to the most popular platforms, devices, or applications. For instance, if we spend a lot of time watching Netflix, we may discover a fast access button leading us to the Netflix app.
The operating system’s primary goals are to be faster and lighter, to contain all multimedia material in one interface, and to adapt better to each user with the most sophisticated voice control alternatives feasible.
Do not expect webOS to be left aside
With agreements in place with Sony, Hisense, Toshiba, Seiki, Skyworth, Tivo, Sling Media, and LG itself now, the firm is preparing to expand its reach. The company expects to have further partnerships with over 10 companies by 2022.
Given the history of LG, however, it’s hard to believe that it will abandon webOS. However, it is unusual to see the same firm develop two competing operating systems when they are going to be very comparable in terms of features. All we can tell you is that River OS will provide a more similar experience to Google TV than webOS.