Last year, LG made its webOS TV platform available to other TV manufacturers. Now, it has been revealed that an extended network of 200 partner companies, including Seiki, Eko, Stream System, Konka, Aiwa, and Hyundai, will be able to access the webOS Hub. The new webOS Hub works with more than 160 broadcasters from all around the globe and is backed by LG’s technology partners, including Dolby, Realtek, Gracenote, and CEVA.
LG has lagged behind Android, which has established a stronghold in the market for smart TV operating systems. With this new effort, LG will undoubtedly gain a sizable piece of the smart TV OS market by opening up the ecosystem to additional partners. In recent months, a number of companies, including Zebronics, AKAI, Daiwa, and Elista, have introduced WebOS-powered TVs in India. WebOS is currently present in more than 120 million devices across 150 nations, according to LG. The company anticipates that this number will increase once the updated webOS Hub products become available in the market.
With features like Magic Explorer, Clear Voice Pro, and more, this new webOS hub enables companies to personalise the user interface (UI) in a number of ways. Additionally, it makes the TVs accessible to popular cloud gaming services like NVIDIA GeForce NOW along with well-known streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, and more. The first OLED TVs from LG’s partner TV brands to run webOS Hub will be on sale soon.