LG has revealed plans to implement a webOS update program that will extend the latest webOS updates to various brands of TVs.
In total, each model of LG's 2022 OLED TV series will be upgraded with OLED Flex, OLED Object Collection Pose and QNED Mini Led 8K display. According to the company, the project will introduce new ways for users to customize their Smart TVs so that they can get a personalized experience that meets their needs. For example, you can pick and choose what content you want to see on the screen, including music streaming services and video games. This is made possible by the proprietary Quick Card UI, which LG says is exactly what you'll find on a smartphone.
The screen interface consists of individual cards. You have the big banner at the top, followed by category tabs, then a selection of services you've chosen, and in the bottom half, a number of recommendation lists for the content you're interested in.
In addition to the updated interface, LG's webOS update will include “advanced security technology” to (presumably) protect users from bad actors, malware, or other outside forces. The company did not detail what the security update contains or how it works.
It's not known exactly when the upgrade (or “Re:New” as LG calls it) program will officially begin, but it could be early 2024 at the earliest. LG isn't stopping there as it will continue to support webOS with further updates aimed at “continuing to revolutionize the customer experience”. The brand has promised to continue rolling out support for 2024 webOS TVs until 2028.
Big year for LG
This year is shaping up to be a very important one for LG. It recently showed off its 2024 OLED TV line-up, which will be led by its new, wireless flagship model – the LG M4. To make it wireless, the model is equipped with a “Zero Connect Box” that houses all display cables for image and audio. Speaking of sound, LG also unveiled the Dukebox not too long ago. It's a futuristic-looking jukebox with an OLED screen on the front, a 360-degree speaker on top, and some front-facing drivers on the bottom.
The OLED TV lineup, Tukebox and more will be on display at CES 2024, which is set for January 9th and runs through the 12th. While you wait, check out TechRadar's list of the best LG TVs for 2024.
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