LG began licensing its webOS platform to third-party TV makers earlier this year and is now adding support for some major streaming apps.
Beginning in September through the end of the year, the company said it has added support for Disney+, Vudu, Pandora, HBO Max and Sling TV to licensed webOS. Disney+ is available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Latin America.
But Sling TV’s full range of channels will be limited by region, and Vudu will only be available on third-party webOS TVs in the US.
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In February, LG announced that more than 20 global TV makers — including RCA, Ayonz and Konka — have already committed to the webOS partnership. WebOS TV licensees enjoy the LG user experience with features such as search, voice control, integrated artificial intelligence algorithms and connectivity. At the time, content integration options included Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, DAZN, and LG Channel, the company’s ad-supported streaming service.
“The webOS platform is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to access millions of hours of movies and TV shows,” Park Hyong-sei, president of LG Home Entertainment, said in a statement. “By welcoming other manufacturers to join the webOS TV ecosystem, we are embarking on a new path that will enable many new TV owners to experience the same user experience and features available on LG TVs. Looking forward to introducing you to the wonderful world of webOS TV.”
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