LG Electronics has announced the introduction of webOS 6.0 for its 2021 OLED, QNED Mini LED, NanoCell, and UHD smart TVs. Paired with the new Magic Remote, the latest version of the company’s TV platform offers viewers a more intuitive content discovery experience. The upgraded LG ThinQ AI in webOS 6.0 supports new voice commands for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Users familiar with webOS will immediately notice the updated home screen that has been redesigned for enhanced usability to meet the needs of viewers’ everchanging content consumption habits. The new home screen provides faster access to the most frequently used apps and streamlines content discovery with the ability to receive recommendations based on the user’s preferences and viewing history. To show recommended content and related information at one glance, the new home is displayed full-screen as a central hub for settings and the greater webOS ecosystem.
Beyond the new design, LG’s new Magic Remote offers simpler controls when using voice recognition with multi-AI offerings of LG ThinQ, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. The Magic Remote offers hot keys for accessing popular content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+. Magic Tap, a one-touch Near Field Communication (NFC) function on the Magic Remote, provides access to a host of exciting viewing possibilities. By touching a compatible NFC-enabled smartphone to the remote, viewers can share content from their phones to the LG TVs or vice versa. Users can also view content stored in these mobile phones on their LG TVs while continuing to use smartphone apps and features.
Leveraging LG’s latest in AI technology, TV voice controls and Magic Remote, viewers can get the info they need by using their voice. Magic Explorer, an enhanced version of LG’s Magic Link, can deliver informative content related to what’s showing on screen so viewers can learn more about the actors, locations, and other items of interest in the movies and shows they’re watching. The content dependent feature can also deliver a shopping experience for products appearing across select broadcast channels and LG TV services, including Live TV, Gallery, Settings, and TV Guide by changing the color of the cursor whenever Magic Explorer has information to share.
What’s more, the new Next Picks feature can analyze viewers’ preferences to discover more content suited to their tastes. Using viewing history data, Next Picks can recommend two live programs from broadcast or set-top box offerings as well as one VOD title or app that viewers will find most to their liking.
Visitors to LG’s CES 2021 virtual showroom from January 11-14 will be able to experience first-hand LG’s newest TVs featuring webOS 6.0.