Feeds

LG makes a dash for TV apps

Smart TV makes its debut

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

CES 2011 At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), LG announced a range of features for its Smart TV platform, enabling more content and introducing apps to its Internet TV functionality.

LG Smart TV

LG's Smart TV Home Dashboard

At the heart of Smart TV is the Home Dashboard user interface. Deliberately fuss-free, the Home Dashboard provides an overview of available viewing with its panels of Live, Premium Content and LG apps. Along the bottom of the screen a launcher bar provides access to other functions such as web browsing.

The Home Dashboard interacts with LG’s Magic Motion Remote Control. Stripped down to just six buttons, this motion-sensing device allows the user to just point at the screen and move a cursor to navigate the options. For those keen on a Qwerty option, LG offers both iPhone and Android apps.

LG Smart TV apps

LG's app store for tellies

With viewing content from USB drives and DLNA already done and dusted, LG has added Media Link to its Smart Share functionality, which gathers metadata so that files sourced from PCs and the like will show with artwork and other information.

Even if you haven’t got an LG TV, you’re not left out of the picture, as LG’s Smart TV Upgrader will allow users with an HDMI-equipped TV to tap into these features. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.