webOS Update Brings Disney+, HBO Max, Pandora, Sling TV, Vudu Apps To LG Smart TVs
Leaving aside Android TV-powered smart TVs, LG’s webOS smart TV platform is probably one of the most refined and user-friendly smart TV platforms of the lot. Testament to the fact is that many smart TVs from manufacturers like Advance, Blaupunkt, Eko, JSW, Manta, Polaroid, RCA, Seiki, and Skytech are running on LG’s webOS platform. Now, LG is looking to expand the availability of content streaming options for third-party TVs running on its webOS platform.
The latest firmware update will add streaming apps such as Vudu, Disney+, Pandora, HBO Max, and Sling TV to its existing library of Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, and Twitch. With this latest update, LG is hoping to provide a more streamlined content viewing experience to its webOS TV users and also for non-LG webOS users. Also, the company had announced recently that webOS TVs manufacturers after 2019 will receive Amazon’s Alexa AI voice assistant support.
Vudu customers in the U.S. will be able to enjoy over 10,000 free feature films without paying for any subscription fee. Disney+ users will be able to enjoy Disney+ originals, shows, documentaries, movies, and kid’s content. It also includes exclusive Hotstar Specials shows, live sports (including Cricket), Indian Premier League, and Formula 1 races. HBO Max, the U.S. based service, is now available in Europe (barring the U.K.), allowing access to webOS users from the region.
Sling TV users get access to ESPN, Disney, FX, Fox Sports 1, National Geographic, Bravo, TLC, Food Network, Lifetime, CNN, History Channel, Discovery, and many more. The update will roll out for the next couple of months and will offer access to region-specific streaming services.