LG TVs Get More Connected in Britain

November 24, 2010 by | Comments

LG Electronics (LG), a global leader in consumer electronics, is extending its existing internet TV offering to bring consumers access to even more online applications.  LG will enhance its current internet TV service, NetCast, with nine new applications including BBC iPlayer, movies on demand from Acetrax, Google Maps, Facebook™, Twitter™ and an internet radio application for the ultimate connected TV.

 LG recognises that people’s viewing habits are constantly evolving, with up to 50% of consumers admitting they often use a laptop or PC at the same time as watching TV. The updated NetCast service portfolio promises to make it even easier for viewers to be entertained from the comfort of their living room as these new applications bolster LG’s existing NetCast service, which already includes YouTube, Accuweather and Picasa. This new functionality demonstrates LG’s commitment to providing consumers with a true home entertainment hub, with many LG products also offering wireless connectivity and DLNA services.

 The new online applications will be available to current owners of LG NetCast TVs*.  Owners will easily be able to update by connecting their LG NetCast TV to a broadband connection (via Ethernet or an LG wireless dongle) and pressing the NetCast button on the remote control where an automated update will take place.

 Stephen Gater, Head of Marketing Home Entertainment, LG UK comments: “People want to be entertained and the role of the traditional TV is changing.  We’re committed to offering our customers a fully connected home and these new applications will further enhance our current offering.”

 “Having catch-up TV, movies, and social networking on demand will mean that people’s TVs are truly the hub of the living room. Services like Facebook™, BBC iPlayer and Acetrax mean that people can now enjoy what they want, whenever they like.”

 The nine new internet services will be available on selected LG NetCast TVs immediately and a minimum 2MB broadband speed is recommended for optimal viewing.

*LG TV NetCast Applications 

BBC i-Player

Catch-Up TV

Acetrax

Movies On Demand

MLB

Major League Baseball

YouTube

Videos

VIEWSTER

Movies On Demand

Facebook™

Social Networking

Twitter™

Social Networking

Accedo

Games

Vtuner

Internet Radio

Google Maps

Maps

Picasa

Pictures

AccuWeather

Weather Forecasts

 

  *LG TVs featuring updated NetCast applications include:  

LED TV

LX9900 (47,55”)

LE8900 (42, 47, 55”)

LE7900 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LE5900 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LE4900 (32, 37, 42”)

 

LCD TV

 LD790 (32, 42, 47”)

LD690 (32, 37, 42, 47, 55”)

LD490 (32, 37, 42”)

 

PLASMA TV (to be updated by 1st December 2010)

PX990 (50, 60”)

PK990 (50, 60”)

PK790 (50, 60”)

PK590 (50, 60”)

–(Press Releases)–

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