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  1. LG has announced an Open Source Edition of its webOS operating it currently uses for its smart televisions. Currently, the Korean company has released an open source version that is specifically aimed towards use on the Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer, but they want webOS to expand to other devices as well. WebOS was an operating system that was originally developed by Palm for smartphones, with a heavy focus o developing apps using web technologies such as Javascript as well as HTML and CSS. Unfortunately for Palm, webOS never gained much popularity and the software was then bought by Hewlett-Packard, which also failed to make gain a significant market share with webOS. LG is now using the operating system for its recent smart televisions, such as the recently released OLED TVs. The open source version of webOS is the result of an agreement with the Korean National IT Industry Promotion Agency, and LG hopes that the software will of use for start-ups in their home country. The company hopes to expand the use and reach of webOS to a plethora of devices. An SDK has been released for developers as well as a number of technical documents. The webOS Open Source Edition currently is optimized for the Raspberry Pi 3, but also runs on devices with an Ubuntu 14.04 64bit LTS operating system. For reasons unknown, it’s not recommended to run the operating system in a virtual environment. Source: https://techfrag.com/2018/03/22/lg-introduces-open-source-edition-of-webos-for-raspberry-pi-3/ Buy a Rasberry Pi kit on Amazon CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case)
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  3. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 10, 2018 — LG Electronics USA announced that LG’s award-winning smart TVs now include Hulu with Live TV, offering consumers even greater content options and enhanced viewing experiences within the modern living room. Beginning today, the updated user interface (UI) is available on all 2018 and 2017 LG Smart TVs with webOS, as well as select 2016 models.* “As interest in streaming live events continues to rise, we are offering LG smart TV owners a seamless solution that enables them to experience today’s pivotal cultural moments as they are happening from the comfort of their own home,” said Matthew Durgin, director of smart TV content partnerships at LG Electronics USA. Hulu with Live TV offers viewers access to live and on-demand programming from over 50 top channels, in addition to the service’s robust on-demand streaming library with thousands of movies and shows. Hulu’s live offering gives viewers access to personal-ized sports experiences, as well as the opportunity to record live TV through the Cloud DVR option. Current LG TV customers with Hulu subscriptions may enjoy Hulu with Live TV by updating their subscription plan. The 2018 LG Smart TVs with webOS are now available with the updated UI and access to Hulu with Live TV at retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.lg.com. # Press Release: http://www.lg.com/us/PDF/press-release/Hulu-Live-TV-Press-Release-4-9-18.pdf Enjoy all your TV in one place with Hulu in the most personalized TV experience anywhere. The choice is yours – select a plan featuring Hulu’s library of thousands of shows and movies including current episodes, past seasons, original series, kids favorites, and more; or, if you have select 2016, 2017 and 2018 LG TVs, you can upgrade to Hulu with Live TV and enjoy the entire streaming library plus 50+ live and on demand channels. You can also add premium networks like HBO®, Cinemax®, and SHOWTIME® to your Hulu subscription for an additional monthly cost.
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  5. HBOGo / SHOWTIME Anytime

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  7. Showtime is now available on LG’s WebOS-powered smart TV platform. A stand-alone subscription costs $11 per month, and grants access to the live feed of both Showtime’s East and West Coast feeds, as well as on-demand content. This lets viewers watch Showtime original series like Billions, Homeland, The Chi, Ray Donovan, Shameless, Twin Peaks, and more, as well as the upcoming limited series Patrick Melrose, all without having to plug any external devices into their TV. LG says this makes Showtime the first network to launch on its smart TVs. United States app catalog: Showtime comes to LG smart TVs, no cable subscription required
  8. With today's announcement from LG on open sourcing webOS OSE, LG's Chief Technology officer said , “webOS has come a long way since then and is now a mature and stable platform ready to move beyond TVs.” So what does this actually mean? We know LG has put webOS on a smart fridge and projector, but could other appliances or possibly even phones be on the list? Maybe not directly for LG but what they probably want to see, is the usage of webOS in other technology and form factors with a common tie-back to LG. HP tried to do the same with the Open webOS Project that didn;t go anywhere and the domain is not coming up online today. Open WebOS reborn as LuneOS for mobile devices which also saw little adoption. With this latest release, does LG have the push to make it something HP could not? That's the real question and only time will tell. In teh end, it's all about users for an OS to survive even though there are plenty of nostalgic Palm and HP webOS fans keeping their fingers crossed for a webOS powered smart phone or tablet. Articles on today's release: https://www.slashgear.com/lg-webos-open-source-edition-kicks-off-global-trek-19523548/ https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17138246/free-webos-open-source-download Check out the graphic where we see a tablet, media player, TV...and what is assumed to be a graphic for AI possibly....
  9. On March 19th, LG introduced webOS Open Source Edition with the intention of opening up webOS again to the world of development to move beyond TVs. This is the second time an open-source version of webOS has been released, the first coming under the failed tenure of HP back in 2011. LG Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P. Park. “webOS has come a long way since then and is now a mature and stable platform ready to move beyond TVs.” webOS Open Source Edition Architecture The following figure shows the overall architecture of webOS Open Source Edition (OSE). webOS OSE consist of a set of layers: Core Applications, Application Framework, Managers & Services, Base Components, and BSP/Kernel. Core Applications webOS OSE has Core applications as the top layer and this layer includes System UI and System app. System UI includes apps that are related to the basic user interface, such as Home Launcher and Notification. These apps are usually implemented using QML. System app includes Settings app and web browser. Settings app is used to control the system properties and implemented using Enact. As a web browser, the Chromium browser is used. Application Framework To help developers creating better apps and services, webOS OSE provides enhanced options and environments compared to developing solely with HTML5, JavaScript, or CSS. The web app framework Enact, which is equivalent to jQuery, and Software Development Kit (SDK) are provided. Enact Enact is a web app framework optimized for developing web apps for webOS OSE. For more information and structure of Enact, refer to Enact developer site. Enact is also an open source project and is provided separately from webOS OSE. SDK The SDK provides a development environment for web apps and services. In this release of webOS OSE, we provide a CLI-based SDK for developing and installing web apps and services. Web apps can be packaged with services that are developed using Node.js. For more details on development/packaging of web apps and services, see Command Line Interface. Managers & Services Managers & Services layer includes the following components. System and Application Manager System and Application Manager (SAM) oversees the behavior of apps. SAM manages each app throughout its lifecycle, including the installation, launch, termination, and removal of the app. There are two types of apps in webOS Open Source Edition: native app and web app. In case of a web app, actual launching and management are performed by Web Application Manager as described below. Web Application Manager Web Application Manager (WAM) is responsible for launching and managing web apps. In addition, WAM performs CPU usage optimization, status monitoring and recovery processing, and access privileges management, all based on the running status of web apps. Luna Surface Manager Luna Surface Manager (LSM) is a component that works as a graphics manager. LSM displays graphical elements on the screen, manages the composition of these elements, and performs the event handling for input devices such as keyboard and pointer. LSM is also responsible for the execution and management of System UI, such as Home Launcher and Notification. LSM is implemented using Qt, and System UI is implemented using QML. Activity Manager Activity Manager is responsible for managing and executing activities requested from services. An activity is requested along with a specific condition, and it is triggered when the condition is met. You can configure the activity to perform tasks such as automatic execution of specific services, callback requests, and so on. uMediaServer uMediaServer (uMS) is a module that works as a server for the webOS media framework. uMS provides interfaces for media playback, manages resources, pipelines, and their policies, and manages the lifecycle of the media player. Base Components Base Components layer includes the following components. LS2 LS2, also called Luna Bus, is a system bus used by webOS OSE. LS2 manages the interface registration and invocation required for the interconnection among apps and services. Originally based on D-bus, LS2 has been enhanced to optimize the performance for embedded device environment. Web Engine webOS OSE uses Chromium as the web engine. A web engine is the module that loads and parses a web app (or web page) consisting of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and performs all tasks required to represent the web app on the screen, such as layering and rendering. Currently the web runtime environment of webOS OSE is implemented according to the multi-process model of Chromium. Therefore, each web app is run as a separate independent process. Chromium also includes browser logics a.k.a. Chromium browser which webOS OSE provides as the default browser app. DB8 DB8 is an embedded JSON database that supports data storing and retrieving in the structure of key-value store. webOS OSE uses LevelDB as the back-end database. The default service associated with DB8 is the com.webos.db. The com.webos.tempdb, which allows you to configure temporary storage in memory, is also provided. Node.js The service framework based on Node.js is provided so that you can implement services with JavaScript language. Node.js is a JavaScript framework that is typically run on a server. In webOS OSE, Node.js has been built in to facilitate service development. For more information on developing services based on Node.js, see JS Services. BSP/Kernel BSP/Kernel layer consists of several components to support Raspberry Pi 3. Typically, it provides evdev for event processing, Mesa for graphics support, and Wi-Fi and wired LAN for connectivity. Except as noted, this content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and sample code is licensed under Apache License 2.0. Visit: http://webosose.org/develop/architecture/
  10. SEOUL, Mar. 19, 2018 — As part of a broader effort to make webOS even more accessible to today’s consumers and industries, LG Electronics (LG) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a federal government body to more actively advance its philosophy of open platform, open partnership and open connectivity. The National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) is the governmental body within South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) responsible for developing the country’s IT sector. LG will solicit webOS business proposals from hundreds of start-ups recommended by NIPA and shortlist the most viable ones to provide logistical and technical support with commercialization as the ultimate goal. With LG’s backing, startups will take part in international events such as Open Source Summit and OSCON to share their ideas and initiatives with other industry influencers. Toward its goal of expanding the webOS global footprint, LG developed an open source version of its platform, webOS Open Source Edition, now available to the public at http://webosose.org. Developers can download the source code free as well as taking advantage of related tools, guides and forums on the site to become more familiar with webOS and its inherent benefits as a smart devices platform. And because webOS is a Linux-kernel-based multitasking OS with support for HTML5 and CSS3, webOS will be quite familiar to even new developers. “When LG adopted webOS for our popular smart TV lineup in 2013, it did so with the knowledge that webOS had tremendous potential,” said Dr. I.P. Park, Chief Technology Officer at LG Electronics. “webOS has come a long way since then and is now a mature and stable platform ready to move beyond TVs to join the very exclusive group of operating systems that have been successfully commercialization at such a mass level. As we move from an app-based environment to a web-based one, we believe the true potential of webOS has yet to be seen.”
  11. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA announces the official launch of its highly anticipated 2018 LG OLED TVs with AI ThinQ® and LG SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ designed to bring a new level of convenience, enhanced connectivity and more immersive TV viewing experiences to the modern smart home. LG is building upon its legacy as the pioneer of large OLED display technology with the launch of nine new AI-enabled OLED TV models for 2018, including the W8, E8, C8, and B8 series. Each model boasts a range of design factors from Picture-on-Wall (models 77W8 and 65W8), Picture-on-Glass (models 65E8 and 55E8) and Cinema Screen design (models 77C8, 65C8 and 55C8 and models 65B8 and 55B8). Screen sizes range from 55- to 77-inches diagonal. In addition, seven new AI-enabled SUPER UHD TVs (SK9500, SK9000 and SK8000 series) will be available in sizes varying from 49- to 75-inches diagonal. Previewed less than two months ago at CES®, the premium models rolling out through U.S. retailers starting this month feature key innovations such as LG's ThinQ artificial intelligence and the new LG Alpha 9 intelligent processor. Beyond apps and entertainment, LG AI TVs use intelligent voice control to create a hub for the smart home and beyond. Announcing U.S. pricing and availability for the premium 2018 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ, Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA, said, "LG OLED has consistently set the standard for picture quality and design in the premium TV market since its introduction a few short years ago. "The new 2018 models launching in the U.S. continue that leadership with the addition of LG ThinQ AI (Artificial Intelligence) in our premium TVs, offering consumers unmatched picture quality and state-of-the-art AI capabilities that combine to deliver an entirely new entertainment experience in the home," he explained. LG has added cutting-edge artificial intelligence to all 2018 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ. LG ThinQ artificial intelligence combines with LG's award-winning webOS smart platform to bring new levels of convenience and control to the consumer. This enables 2018 LG TVs to create an intuitive AI experience that uses natural language commands to control TV functions and seamlessly discover and play content, control TV settings, manage schedules, access information and control compatible connected smart home devices including lighting and appliances. With LG's Alpha 9 intelligent processor powering the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV AI ThinQ W8, and LG OLED TV AI ThinQ E8 and C8-series (and LG's Alpha 7 processor powering the LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ lineup), viewers will enjoy more realistic and accurate colors and improved image renderings from virtually any viewing angle. Combined with on-board Dolby Atmos audio and support of all major HDR formats – Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor – these premium 4K UHD TVs are sure to fully immerse viewers in any scene. In addition to the Alpha 7 processor, the premium LCD lineup of LG SUPER UHD TVs all feature Nano Cell technology for expanded color gamut and natural, rich colors from any angle. New for 2018 is the inclusion of a full-array backlight with local dimming (in the SK9000 and SK9500-series), which provides more detailed control of the backlight, improving black levels and local contrast. 2018 LG OLED TVs with AI ThinQ LG SIGNATURE OLED TV AI ThinQ W8 77-inch class (76.7 inches diagonal) OLED77W8PUA $14,999.99 (available week of April 16) 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) OLED65W8PUA $6,999.99 (available week of July 16) LG OLED TV AI ThinQ C8 77-inch class (76.8 inches diagonal) OLED77C8PUA $8,999.99 (available week of April 12) 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) OLED65C8PUA $3,499.99 (available week of March 19) 55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal): OLED55C8PUA $2,499.99 (available week of March 19) LG OLED TV AI ThinQ E8 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) OLED65E8PUA $4,499.99 (available week of April 2) 55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) OLED55E8PUA $3,499.99 (available week of April 2) LG OLED TV AI ThinQ B8 (TBA at a later date) LG SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK9500 LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK8000 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) 75-inch class (74.5 inches diagonal) 65SK9500PUA 75SK8070PUA $2,699.99 (available week of March 19) $2,699.99 (available week of April 23) LG SUPER UHD TV AI ThinQ SK9000 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) 65SK8000PUA 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal) $1,999.99 (available week of April 2) 65SK9000PUA $2,199.99 (available week of March 12) 55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) 55SK8000PUA 55-inch class (54.6 inches diagonal) $1,199.99 (available week of April 2) 55SK9000PUA $1,599.99 (available week of March 12) 49-inch class (48.5 inches diagonal) 49SK8000PUA $999.99 (available week of May 7) LG's 2018 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs with AI ThinQ will be available at retailers nationwide. For more information on LG TVs, please visit www.lg.com.
  12. Alex, you posted earlier that LG webos would have HBO GO available.  Please email me and describe to me the steps to make this happen.  Every other source I read confirms that it is not available on webos.  I hope you are right and can prove everyone else wrong.  Please help.  Thanks.

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      Alex

      I may have posted when LG announced it but it turned out to not be the case. There are numerous topics on here about HBO, but to my knowledge it's not available. This site is not owned by LG so we have no info to share unfortunately.

  13. Thanks to @Peter Alexander and @SSM we have confirmation of webOS 4.0 compatibility within the release notes and information listed for their respective apps in the below topic. We've confirmed the iOS version changes: We've also confirmed Android: Both version updated were added this week. We are waiting for an official webOS 4.0 press release from LG and additional information on what models are supported.
  14. Topic moved to LGwebOS Smart TV Discussion forum
  15. hi  on my tv the reset to initial setting not active  smart tv webos 4.7