LG Electronics’ new webOS 3.0 operating system is not only widely regarded as the industry’s easiest and most intuitive OS for smart TVs, it is now also verified by UL, a leading global testing and certification organization, for its compatibility with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the home. With a proprietary IoTV app, LG’s 2016 SMART TV lineup delivers smart home management functions via webOS 3.0 to control many LG smart appliances as well as select products from other manufacturers through LG SMART TVs running webOS 3.0.
Once connected, the status of the various appliances appear on the LG SMART TV’s display, acting as an interface between users and devices. Through the TV screen, users can control specific home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines connected via Wi-Fi or wires. With webOS 3.0, homeowners can adjust the brightness of the lights in the room or change the temperature setting of the air conditioner.
“We have always viewed the living room TV as the central hub of the smart home and LG SMART TV with webOS 3.0 was designed with this eventual functionality in mind,” said Sam Kim, senior vice president and head of TV product planning at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “LG will continue to provide the best user experience and develop innovative IoT-capable home products beyond the expectations of consumers.”
UL has verified a series of LG webOS 3.0-enabled OLED and UHD TVs and LG’s advanced IoT technology will be demonstrated at the Smart Home zone of LG’s CES booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from January 6-9.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global leader in television, audio video systems, monitors, personal computers, digital signage and commercial displays. The company opened a new era of innovation in the TV market, creating pioneering technologies like OLED TV and implementing an intuitive operating system to allow customers to experience the full benefits of smart TV technology. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by its award-winning 4K OLED TVs, ULTRA HD TVs and webOS TVs.
About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units – Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances.