Smart TV manufacturer LG announced tonight that it will open its webOS smart TV software, which can be used by other companies. The company said in a press release that there are already more than 20 TV manufacturing partners interested in using the software.
Park Hyoung-sei, president of LG Home Entertainment, said in a press release: “The webOS platform is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to access millions of hours of movies and TV shows.” “By welcoming other manufacturers to join the webOS TV ecosystem. System, we are taking a new path so that many new TV owners can experience the excellent UX and features of LG TV. We look forward to bringing these new customers into the incredible world of webOS TV.”
Among the TV manufacturers mentioned in the press release are names like RCA, Konka and Ayonz. The company said that the move to license webOS to other companies marks a step towards more than just making TVs into WebOS as a broader platform.
This year is an active year for LG’s webOS. At CES 2021, the company announced webOS 6.0, which is an improved version of its smart TV software and brings an improved user interface. However, The Verge reports that the licensed version of webOS will initially be based on the earlier version 5.0 of the software. We will definitely look for future smart TVs from other manufacturers to understand how they can use LG’s platform.
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