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Since two weeks or so, finally the WebOS store became available in the Netherlands. Unfortunately for me some very desired apps are still missing. 

 

These apps are:

 

- Soundcloud

- Spotify

- IMDB

 

Does anybody know if they are to be released in the Netherlands soon? Are they already available in other countries? In the web browser both Spotify and Soundcloud cannot be used because flash is not supported. Will there be flash support in the future?

 

Before WebOS I used a Western Digital Live TV media player, WebOS is such a relieve in comparison to the WD media player.

 

If these apps become available soon, WebOS is for sure the best smart-tv OS.

 

 

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A simple file explorer that allows to browse network locations just like \\192.168.1.1\ or \\homenetwork\media\movies etc., would be awesome.

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- A Plex client app (running Plex Media Server on a px in the same network as the TV)

- A pictures screensaver (configurable to show pictures of a folder in the network)

- Plex

- A smartphone app that plays the sound of the tv. So I can plug in my earphones in my smartphone and I can listen and watch what I want without disturbing anyone else in the house

- Plex

- The native smartphone lg tv remote app is missing a keyboard function

- Plex

- I want to mirror my smartphone screen on the tv

- Plex

- Shazam app: would be really nice if you could use this on whatever is playing on the tv, since shazam can also recognize tv shows and music

- Plex

- Google calendar app

- Have I mentionned Plex already ?

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- A Plex client app (running Plex Media Server on a px in the same network as the TV)

- A pictures screensaver (configurable to show pictures of a folder in the network)

- Plex

- A smartphone app that plays the sound of the tv. So I can plug in my earphones in my smartphone and I can listen and watch what I want without disturbing anyone else in the house

- Plex

- The native smartphone lg tv remote app is missing a keyboard function

- Plex

- I want to mirror my smartphone screen on the tv

- Plex

- Shazam app: would be really nice if you could use this on whatever is playing on the tv, since shazam can also recognize tv shows and music

- Plex

- Google calendar app

- Have I mentionned Plex already ?

Plex exists (since July) its called "PlayZ media" and works pretty well (some problems with mks subtitles)ç

The native smartphone lg tv remote app already has a keyboard function.

A smartphone app that plays the sound of the tv? I'm pretty sure that there is a way to do that.

 

 

My props:

GOOGLE APPS, specially Hangouts

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Hi pi314,

 

I'm From Belgium. My WebOS version is 4.32.20. Tv is 42LB630V.

PlayZ media is nowhere to be found in the LG store on the tv. Not under 'Premium' and not under 'Apps and games'. Is there something I missed to get the app ?

 

The native lg app does indeed have a keyboard. But if you for example open the netflix app on your tv and want to enter your account information than you have bad luck because the keyboard does not seem to open then.

 

As for the app to play the tv sound: I could not find any.

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A Movistar Online TV App would be great for spanish users.

 

This is the app for the TV OTT from Movistar ISP, the bigger at Spain. (I think it could work over HTML5).

 

An app of this kind, will be a great push on the LG-WebOS Tv success!

 

:rolleyes:

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After using the system for a couple of weeks, the tv desperately needs a Plex application. Using SmartShare to communicate with the plex server is a bad experience. Everything appears messy and tv series do not appear.

 

hello there .. 

have anyone managed to play with the subtitle

i've tried and used their guide to properly setup the settings for the playing a movie with the subtitle from Plex .. but no use 

can anyone provide a sum-up of all the settings required .. in order to ensure that i am not missing any

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Hello Flyke & HanoYs:

In LG Store (at least in Spain) there is a Plex Client called PlayZ Media and it works fantastic. It's a creation of an Australian Guy. The first days (July 2014) it was called "Plex" but Plex told the creator not to use their name, so today it's called PlayZ Media...

Here's the forum at plex https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/topic/115289-simonjhogans-plex-client-for-lg-smart-tv-webos/

And the Web page http://playz.sithari.com.au/

If the app is not in your country LG Store, I think in the Web there is a way to install it...

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Hi, I could not find the app in the LG store on the TV at first. I'm from Belgium. I first had to go to TV settings, set countries to manual, then select UK as country and then restart te tv before the PlayZ Media app appeared in the store. I'm happy that I did, the plex (PlayZ) app is great!

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Hi, please add DS Video for Synology NAS on LG Store. There are many LG smart TV users who wants to play the media content from the NAS and the experience without this application it's very unsatisfying.

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DS Video, Kodi, Qobuz and VLC for me please :-) !

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Hello, 2 apps fort me : - tunein radio (existe on Android)

- bo film apps (IMDb or AlloCiné for french user)

I m french userr

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Plex +1

Plex is still not available, but hey... although there isn't a Plex app released for WebOS on the LG, LG officially uses Plex server to "talk to" the SmartShare app on your TV. When you go to download their "SmartShare" software for your computer, you will notice it is actually Plex Server. They don't even try to hide the Plex name. LOL. Chances are, it is coming! :-)

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It is a waste of potential LG does not provide basic apps that would make use of them more than stand watching videos, music and photos.

 

For me, missing programs such as:
 

- simple file manager

- messenger with video call ( skype or lg proprietary app, why not ? )
- email client ( may be, only to read messages )

- one social network app
- rss or news reader ( read through the browser is horrible )

- an blessed ssh server to access the system !!!

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please add DS Video for Synology NAS on LG Store. There are many LG smart TV users who wants to play the media content from the NAS and the experience without this application it's very unsatisfying.

LG support like a shit

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Can anybody body tell me how I will be able to connect my mobile device sonyM2dual to lg webos tv lb series 6500/6700,, whereas, I downloaded lg tv app (webos) but It doesn't work how's matter,, I intended to use second display functioning in my mobile device unfortunately, it couldn't be. Weather someone has the answer about this issue,,, they are requested to aid me in this matter

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- A smartphone app that plays the sound of the tv. So I can plug in my earphones in my smartphone and I can listen and watch what I want without disturbing anyone else in the house

 

 

That is hard to find anywhere, either from a TV or a PC and using any operating system. I cannot find such a thing for Android or if I have then there are serious timing issues.

 

Bluetooth can probably be used, there are Bluetooth transmitters you can connect to an audio source. There are also Bluetooth receivers you can get for using regular headphones as Bluetooth headphones. I have not tried to look for a smartphone application that receives audio over Bluetooth, that might be possible.

 

For WiFi I have read that there are timing issues. I guess WiFi does not guarantee that the data be sent instantly. So using our smartphone to connect our audio from our TV to our headphones would be more complicated than most people would think. It is probably possible but not easy and as far as I know the problem has not been solved.

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Hi

 

Desired apps for WebOS2/3:

 

New apps: (user friendly)

  • Program to setup channel order / names and then send it to the TV. (Tablet version)
  • News RSS tracker onscreen on/ff mode
  • IPCamera watching
  • Home Automatisation
  • Air screen client for Selfsat IP tv or Elgato SAT>IP for Android

 

Warning Apps: (for natural disasters a Marketing advantage for LG) PUSH service and Wake on Emergency!

  • Blitzortung Lightning Monitor - Lightning trace  - Warning apps
  • Earthquake / tsunami trace monitoring - Warning apps
  • Flood / Storm warning

 

Modified apps:

  • Plex that works without an internet connection.

 

Privacy software:

  • Adblocker
  • Privacy protection
  • Network scanner and security

Is there anybody from LG on this forum?

 

Yours T.

 

Rene

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Hi, please add DS Video for Synology NAS on LG Store. There are many LG smart TV users who wants to play the media content from the NAS and the experience without this application it's very unsatisfying.

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+1

 

Hi, please add DS Video for Synology NAS on LG Store. There are many LG smart TV users who wants to play the media content from the NAS and the experience without this application it's very unsatisfying.

 

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HBO GO!

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Howdy,

 

From Aussie here, Bought myself an LG 60UH770T and love it.

Is running Web OS 3.10.31 at present, I'm really keen to find out if I can install 3rd party apps such as a replacement web browser for the very limited one that came installed with the TV etc....

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Howdy,

 

From Aussie here, Bought myself an LG 60UH770T and love it.

Is running Web OS 3.10.31 at present, I'm really keen to find out if I can install 3rd party apps such as a replacement web browser for the very limited one that came installed with the TV etc....

Howdy, 

 

sorry for that but welcome to the club of frustration on LG Smart TV world .. hate to say so to a new proud owner of what he thought would be a great appliance for his home with great potentials of "Smart" OS TV .. but we all been there 

 

and @Rene .. No, there is no one of LG Support here .. this is Owners Community .. not an official LG Forum .. probably someone of the users is actually a member of LG Support .. but nothing official 

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Howdy,

 

From Aussie here, Bought myself an LG 60UH770T and love it.

Is running Web OS 3.10.31 at present, I'm really keen to find out if I can install 3rd party apps such as a replacement web browser for the very limited one that came installed with the TV etc....

 

Also a word of advise .. 

if you have an external HDD .. any size, data, structure .. and planning to attach it to the TV, Please be VERY PATIENT for it to work, and never try to de-attach it while the TV is on

The Great TV is very slow in reading it, especially if it is large, and the folder structure is deep, and contains allot of data 

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Howdy, 

 

sorry for that but welcome to the club of frustration on LG Smart TV world .. hate to say so to a new proud owner of what he thought would be a great appliance for his home with great potentials of "Smart" OS TV .. but we all been there 

 

and @Rene .. No, there is no one of LG Support here .. this is Owners Community .. not an official LG Forum .. probably someone of the users is actually a member of LG Support .. but nothing official

 

I bought this TV for it's picture. You can add smarts to it for as little as $30 through Chromecast and you can go all the way up into the hundreds through Android and Aple TV. LG does not have a lot of apps but the interface is clean, voice search is good, integration with DIRECTV is good, and even if the Smarts completely stopped working on it the TV would still be top notch. At least mine is. 

All of these platforms have their shortcomings. I own just about all of them. There is no one solution a combination of about three will get most people right where they need to be.

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Google Cast Receiver, will solve 50% of the LG dumb webOS TV problems

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