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George Hofmeister

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  1. George Hofmeister

    Super slow internet (WiFi) when streaming

    Hi, Do you have the 2.4GHz & 5GHz band sharing the same SSID? If so and it is possible on you router put them on separate SSIDs and see if that makes a difference.
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    Amazon Prime

    That's because this is a user-to-user forum, LG has no official involvement on the forum.
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    gigabit ethernet on smart TV

    To be honest I've no idea if they are supported, but the USB ports are only 2.0 and as such would not be fast enough to support Gigabit networking.
  4. Sadly Smart TV feature improvements and additions are currently moving a such a pace that models from even a couple of years ago are physically incapable of running those new features available on current models. I imagine that this applies not only to LG but other manufacturers, the only way around this is to purchase a dumb TV and plug a box in to it, a ROKU would be a good choice. For comparison of how well other manufacturers are doing I like to look around Samsung forums, they are always good fun and the grass is so much greener over there: https://www.avforums.com/forums/samsung-tvs-forum.145/ https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/TV-Audio-Video/bd-p/uk-tv https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/TVs/bd-p/tv The following article details the issue with YouTube (circa 2015) and iPads (circa 2013) that stopped being able to use the service because Google upgraded things behind-the-scenes. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/04/google-youtube-versions-upgrade-smart-tv Technology, buy it and expect it to be obsolete by the time you have it home from the shop and do not expect it to function as you imagine it will or have the feature set you deem requisite.
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    IPv6 support please

    Hi ChrisJ, Yes you should be fine to leave it disabled, the router handles all the incoming and outgoing traffic splitting and forwarding it between the internal and external networks. The router should be the only device visible to your ISP and if they use IPv6 it would be issued an external IPv6 address externally, the internal network it would have a IPv4 address.
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    IPv6 support please

    Are you on an internal network that uses IPV6 or does your TV connect to the internet directly (i.e. not through a NAT enabled router)? If your answer is yes to either of these then yes enable IPV6.
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    Amazon Prime

    Hi WynQat, This is a user-to-user forum, there is no official LG support here only other users who will try to help with any issues raised.
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    Jio TV

    Hi PK, To cover a couple of your posts, there are two version of webOS one closed and one open source, very similar to Android which is not entirely open and completely different to iOS which is completely closed, but all are 'nix based. It is not necessary to run either version of webOS itself to develop apps for the platform, that is what the SDK is for. The open source version of webOS is aimed more at developers who want to create additions and improvements to the platform, say add codec support for a particular video format, not those who want to create apps for it. Anyone developing for a Smart TV platform, not just webOS, would need to learn how that platform's SDK works. The submission process is going to be similar for all Smart TV platforms, and LG provide a payments gateway allowing developers can monetize their products. If someone was looking to develop for webOS then here is where they would start: http://webostv.developer.lge.com/ There is even a quick tutorial on how to create a test app: http://webostv.developer.lge.com/develop/building-your-first-web-app-webos-tv/ I see no reason why you cannot approach Jio to inquire as to whether they will develop support for the webOS platform. Reliance Joi are a commercial entity, there are LG Smart TV owners using a platform they do not currently support. Most companies would, I imagine, welcome feedback from customers to help identify market segments they are not currently supporting, pointing them at an untapped revenue stream. Jio have an official Twitter customer support feed: https://twitter.com/jiocare or there is a email contact page on their website: https://www.jio.com/en-in/contact-us#horizontalTab2 Development for webOS is theoretically one of the easiest to work with as is uses fairly standard web programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS. So if someone can write a fairly sophisticated web page then app development for webOS should not be outside of their capabilities.
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    Restart on app

    Currently there is no way to do this, it is a common request from users but as yet LG have not chosen to implement it.
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    Netflix on WebOS Browser

    You call it dumbed down, I call it differently featured. May be we should stop calling them mobile apps, and instead call them Smart TV apps to differentiate them. At the end of the day the Smart TV is not a mobile platform, on the whole they have less processing power than a flagship mobile phone. Expecting them to fulfil the role or have the same feature set of a desktop PC or your mobile device is doing them a disservice. Thank you for assuming that I am in an advanced country, although I should point out that there are people in advanced countries that do not use their television to watch Kardashians, CNN or ads and I fall in to that category. However I do use my TV mainly to consume content, preferring to use a 'proper' computer to work and study with and the like. Sadly I do not think that you will find any current Smart TV platform will live up to your expectations. A quick browse around the internet will throw up similar issues with all the other major platforms. While it still has its own particular set of issues Android TV would be your best bet, or a computer on a stick fitted in an HDMI port which would give you that full blown desktop functionality you desire. If you did not require a browser I would have suggested a ROKU device or TV would be the best option. While it is not the responsibility every website owner to produce an app for webOS, it is their responsibility to make their site compatible with as broad a range of browsers possible. If your site does not work with browser 'A' get the site to recognise that browser and deliver pages to that platform in a manner that works. Basically embrace and implement the spirit of Web 2.0.
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    Netflix on WebOS Browser

    Hi, Thanks for the feedback, may be other users interested in an NBA app can start contacting them to show that there is a real interest in webOS being supported.
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    Connect TV to server via FTP

    Hi, I cannot suggest a way of doing it with FTP/web browser, basically the browser is very limited. But if the server has the capacity install Plex Media Server; I highly recommend it. My extended family watch mine from down the road or across the world while on work trips and vacation.
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    Netflix on WebOS Browser

    Hi, If you hear anything please let the forum know, especially if you get a name then other users can badger them as well.
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    Streaming 4K content with high bitrate

    Hi, Yes I get that you are trying to stream hit bitrate streams, but no I did not know about the Netflix bitrate. When it comes to the WiFi I am not suggesting that something is interfering with the signal, more that is there anything else on the 2.4GHz/wired networks that are using bandwidth? The traffic is going to pass through the same modem router at the end of the day. Do you have access to an alternative modem/router for testing?


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