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George Hofmeister

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    (LG) webOS TV LK540BPUA

    Hi Maryann, When the store you purchased the TV from tells you it is like a ROKU I am sure they only mean that it can provide streaming services in much the same way, the actual setup and day-to-day usage are going to be completely different. How far have you got with setting up the TV, can you even watch programmes via your aerial/dish yet?
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    Annoying pop-up messages on my lg 49sj800v smart tv

    Excellent so users can definitely blame LG for the issues then, anyone else out there got information about their failed units?
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    Annoying pop-up messages on my lg 49sj800v smart tv

    This is a user-to-user forum, not a LG platform. As for the WiFi card issue, well the possibility is a bad batch of a product probably not made by LG. It would be good to know the details of the modules that people have had to replace so that we can get some idea of what is going on.
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    Headphones

    Your model is listed as NOT having Bluetooth so you would be limited to anything that uses the composite ports.
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    Web browser

    I counter with Opera browser.
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    Update browser

    If there is an update to the webOS browser then it will applied via the Over-The-Air update service. If you have been to a website that has told you to update you browser, the site in question is badly written and does not recognise the webOS browser, probably mistaking in for an out-of-date Google Chrome browser which uses similar underpinnings. If it is the latter then it is down to the website to sort the issue.
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    LG WebOs for Jio App &Hot star App

    Hi, Sadly at this point in time as the apps you wish for are not available from the content providers on LG's webOS platform then it is not the TV for you. Something running Android may be a better bet for you.
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    Hotstar and Sony Liv

    Hi Marky, If you took the time to look (see the forum's logo above) you would see that this forum is not run by the LG group, but is here run by owners and users of LG webOS products. To return your TV well I imagine wherever you purchased it from would be the best place to start. As for false advertising I cannot possibly know what you saw and what you interpreted from it, but if it was genuinely false then that would give you excellent grounds for returning your purchase.
  9. And, if you search the forum you will many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, threads on the other two content providers.
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    Update problem

    Full model number and currently installed firmware please.
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    Hotstar App For India

    Hi Azam, Yes Hotstar are developing an app, but at the moment it is many months behind schedule probably because they needed to update the backend of their infrastructure to update/remove outdated and esoteric software, i.e. Adobe Flash. Forum user have in the meantime reported that they are now able to view the Hotstar website via the webOS browser without issue, which is something they were unable to do previously.
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    Hotstar and Sony Liv

    Hotstar are working on an app but they are almost a year behind schedule, however you can use the web browser to watch without issue since they tailored the site to work with webOS. There is no SonyLiv because they have not produced one yet, so go over to their website and use the contact form to ask how long it is going to be before an app appears. So, as you know that you could have purchased a bigger full HD cheaper than an LG why did you bother buying it in the first place?
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    -ZE what is it?

    Hi Lauris, Indeed, it could mean that the TV has a black bezel and dual legs as opposed to a silver bezel and a stand.
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    YouTube TV

    Maybe it is rolling out geographically, last time I checked it was not available in the UK. However, I will check today and report back.
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    -ZE what is it?

    Hi Lauris, Have a look at this chart: http://en.tab-tv.com/?page_id=7111
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    Hotstar app

    Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please for Pete's sake new users take a look at the search function at the top of the page, it will search the whole site for you and answer your questions without you even needing to make a post saving you time and effort. https://www.lgwebos.com/search/?q=hotstar However, that said, there is no Hotstar app because they have not produced one, although they are working on it but it is months behind schedule. However, that said, Hotstar have (apparently) updated/upgraded their website so that it works with the included browser (which does not support Adobe Flash - if you want to know why not please search the forum - and has its own JavaScript standard and did not work with some esoteric scripting that Hotstar used), and many users report that it works well for them.
  17. Market share may well have a lot to do with it, Samsung's sales far outstrip those of LG so content providers may just concentrate on providing apps for the biggest platforms. It could be Samsung has the budget to liaise with content providers and write the apps themselves. Or, it could be LG are not good at getting across how easy the webOS platform is to programme for, or the content providers backend systems are not gears towards open standards and just cannot cope with web 2.0. In short probably 101 reasons. If you want an app for the platform then you need to make a concentrated effort to badger content providers in to producing them.
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    Update to WebOs 3.0

    Check if there is a newer update on the LG website for your particular model, if there is it should install via OTA updating if you have that turned on. If it does not come via OTA updating then you would need to manually install it via a USB drive. If there is no update then you will be stuck on the version currently installed.
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    YouTube TV

    It will be available once YouTube/Google/Alphabet/Whatever they are calling themselves week get around to producing an app for the platform. LG do not write the apps, it is down to the content providers much in the same way Google & Apple do not write every app for their respective platforms.
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    (LG) webOS TV LK540BPUA

    Hi MaryAnn, Sadly your LG TV is never going to work exactly like a ROKU device as while they are both capable of streaming media are two completely different devices with disparate interfaces and programming. If you can let the forum know which model of TV you have and the problems you are experiencing the users will try and help you get to the stage where you are able to enjoy your purchase.
  21. Sadly webOS 2 is very outdated now, although you were one of the lucky ones who where at least able to upgrade from NetCast to start with. Unfortunately the hardware technology in TVs is rapidly being outpaced by software developments and upgrades, but as long as the TV still works it can have a device such as a ROKU or Fire stick added to it.
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    MLB.TV Issues with LG TV

    I have emailed MLB.TV via their contact page with the following message: In the last few days there has appeared a pop-up on my LG Smart TV informing me that MLB.TV will soon dropping support for the webOS platform, obviously this is quite a little upsetting for LG users as you still seem to be supporting plenty of other platform. Can you give me a definitive reason why support is being discontinued so that I may let the other members of the LG webOS User-to-User forum I am a member of know? May I suggest that as many other forum member, whether you use the app or not (I myself do not) also contact MLB.TV as well. May be if they see a ground swell amongst LG owners they may reconsider their stance. You can find the contact form here: http://www.mlb.com/mlbtv/help-center/contact-us.jsp Select the category 'Technical Support' and either add your own message or feel free to copy the one above.
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    MLB.TV Issues with LG TV

    Yes other people have noticed: https://www.lgwebos.com/topic/3865-mlb-tv-no-longer-supported-on-lg-tvs/ Users of the app are are going to have to join up in force and make their complaints directly to MLB.TV as LG do not produce or directly support the app.
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    MLB TV no longer supported on LG TV's?

    Sadly if MLB.TV decide that they no longer want to support the webOS platform there is not a lot LG can do about it. All you can do is voice your discontent via MLB.TVs website.
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    For all those who...

    For all those who bemoan the lack of support from LG when things do not work as expected the following article makes interesting reading: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/ Personally I have worked in the tech world long enough to already have realised all the points made by the author and have adjusted my expectations accordingly (not just with my LG Smart TV but many other products).


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