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can webOS 3.0 play a stream from network URL?
would typing rtmp://ipaddress/stream in the URL bar of webOS work as a player?
i've setup a streaming software on a computer and viewed the output with VLC media player and I'm wondering if LG webOS can display the same output
EDIT: if webOS 3.0 can't play the livestream, are they any alternatives?
There are numerous articles on the web saying that LG is bringing webOS 3.0 to its 2016 TV lineup, most likely showcasing it at CES in January. This is good news as LG continues development on webOS.
The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/21/10636280/lg-smart-tvs-webos-3-update-ces-2016
WebOS 3.0 has a few notable features. You'll be able to split your screen into two different channels at the same time, or one channel and another source like a Blu-ray player. You can also run LG's Music Player app through your speaker setup with the TV turned off, as well as control LG smart appliances using LG's IoTV app. The software's new standout functions, however, are a trio of "magic" features — LG's stand-in for "smart" — aimed at taking advantage of webOS 3.0's deeper hardware integration. Magic Zoom will let you magnify any portion of the screen without any loss in picture quality, according to LG. The company is also updating its Magic Remote so it can toggle set-top boxes on and off and control DVR functions as well. Magic Mobile Connection is an Apple AirPlay-like feature that lets users stream apps from their smartphone to LG smart TVs. None of those appear all that "magic," but they do bring some unique capabilities to webOS 3.0. LG is also updating its interface with new Channel Advisor and Channel Plus recommendation features. Similar to TiVo, Channel Advisor will analyze what and how you watch to predict what you'll want to see and suggest upcoming time slots. Channel Plus will mix in broadcast channels with over-the-top streaming into a unified list, to help remove barriers to how viewers consume live and cable TV versus streaming services like Netflix. ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/lg-smart-tvs-to-get-webos-3-0/ The company released webOS as open source in the hopes companies like LG would adopt it for commercial products. According to LG it has been developing a major version of webOS for use on its 2016 line of smart TVs. New features in webOS 3.0 include watching videos from two different sources at the same time. It also supports streaming from smartphones to the TV. LG is highlighting three features on webOS 3.0 under the "Magic" brand, including Magic Remote, Magic Zoom, and Magic Mobile Connnection. Magic Zoom is intriguing as LG claims TV owners can magnify objects and text without degrading picture quality. The new smart TVs featuring webOS 3.0 will be launched at the CES next month.
As you will soon realise, I'm new to 'smart' things like TV's & Phones, and just invested in both.
I'm disabled, and struggle with things at times.
My Son - lives with his mother - streams from his phone to his tv, and been explaining it to me.
My phone is a Moto G 4GLTE, but I can't seem to get it to stream to the LG.
Any ideas please ?
Today, I am finding that my PC will stream to the TV.
I have just opened SmartShare and seen some video's from the PC.
One of them is a film: it has foreign subtitles. Can I turn that off at the tv ?
If not, can I turn that off at the PC ?
There are also a couple of youtube shorties that I did. On the TV, they are in the same folder.
How do I swap video's around from folder to folder ? Obviously I want to keep movies in their own folder etc.
Are they 'stored' on the TV, or purely stream every time I turn it on ?
This TV is a replacement one. When I bought the original one, I also bought a new 1tb Samsung HDD for it & saved a couple of things.
When I plug it into the replacement machine, I find that I can no longer play them.
LG say this is their doing.
Can I change the extension or something, to get them to play on my new set ?
(I know I can change the extensions to run .rec files from the Toppy onto the PC/TV)
Also, the replacement came with no black box for accessories,,,, nor batteries,,,, nor usb stick.
Again, LG say this is their doing.
When researching for my new, & long awaited TV set, I'm sure I saw an advert, or some write-up stating that it comes with a usb recording stick, but can't find it now. Can anyone point me in the right direction of any such advertising please ?
Thanks all for reading the ramblings of an old geezer.
I am new to this and would like a little help. I just bought my first telly (LG 49UB8500-ND). I love everything about this telly, I am only hoping to love it more.
My family is all Apple computers and iOS deices. However, my hard drives i reformatted to windows so that i can plug them into the telly (one 2TB and one 5TB). I have an apple base station extreme and the telly connects to it (as does any and all devices). I also have one of the hard drives plugged into it. I would like the telly to see the hard drive so that i can play movies that way instead of having to plug the hard drive in every time i want to play a movie or tv show.
is it possible?