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Named ‘Fitness Candy,’ New Company to Deliver Platform Providing Content,
Services and Products for a Fitter, Healthier Life at Home
SEOUL, June 30, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) and SM Entertainment (SM), a leading entertainment group in South Korea, have launched Fitness Candy, a joint venture that will bring F.U.N – an acronym for First, Unique and New – user experiences to the fast-growing home fitness segment. LG and SM hold a 51 and 49 percent stake, respectively, in the company.
At the official launch ceremony of Fitness Candy, held today in Seoul, Korea, both partners shared their vision for delivering new and differentiated home fitness experiences. Combining their expertise in innovative consumer technology and cutting-edge entertainment, LG and SM aim to create a comprehensive lifestyle platform – complete with content, services and related products – to help people address their health and fitness needs at home.
LG will develop, operate and manage service platforms for Fitness Candy. As a global leader in user-friendly software and hardware solutions integrating advanced AI and data analysis capabilities, it will also be designing a new generation of home fitness devices prioritizing convenience, ease-of-use and F.U.N customer experiences. SM, which boasts a wide global fandom based on its diverse roster of talents, will contribute world-class content to encourage and challenge users of all fitness levels.
Planning and producing home fitness-related content and devices, Fitness Candy will operate via a subscription service-based app. Set to be released in September, the app will be available for installation in various operating systems and devices such as smartphones and smart TVs, providing interactive, personalized services that collect data from smart bands, cameras and exercise devices.
Fitness Candy provides content in six categories: strength training, core strengthening, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), dance, stretching and meditation. Content in each category will run for 10 to 40 minutes and will be updated weekly.
In close collaboration with SM, Fitness Candy is focused on creating content, not only limited to home fitness, that users can easily watch and enjoy. Encompassed by its slogan “Beyond Fitness, Sweet Life,” the company plans to secure a wealth of content such as sports, variety shows and documentaries, as well as content that helps with healthy diets, rehabilitation and stress relief.
The Fitness Candy platform will enable users to access a wide range of interactive fitness content featuring popular Korean celebrities, such as Fitness Candy ambassador and model , dancer , and actress . Various South Korean athletes, including triathlete , Taekwondo Olympic medalist , short track speed skater and former rugby player , actively participated in the content creation process, enabling the company to provide even more professional and entertaining content to users.
The company aims to introduce a variety of new devices that can be linked to its app, allowing users to enjoy content more effectively. One of them is a device that can recognize and track users’ movements thanks to the inclusion of LG’s AI camera and IoT platform. Connecting wirelessly to the user’s TV, the device allows for two-way communication, creating the ideal setup for virtual one-on-one coaching sessions and for participating in live-streamed exercise classes.
Fully utilizing LG’s innovative technologies such as AI, big data, motors and displays, the company also plans to develop products such as muscle strengthening devices, indoor bicycles and smart bands.
“We will transform LG’s business paradigm from function-oriented home appliances into a customer experience-oriented company, transforming into a company that provides smart life solutions to deliver the best customer experience,” said William Cho, CEO of LG Electronics. “Through Fitness Candy, LG’s innovative technology and SM’s content creating capabilities will converge to create differentiated smart life solutions that provide never-before-seen customer experiences.”
“The coming together of LG’s innovative technology and SM’s music, dance and various content that have paved the way for the future of K-pop is a great opportunity for the two companies to contribute to the global fitness and healthcare industry,” said Lee Sung-su, co-CEO of SM Entertainment. “Fitness Candy is a digital fitness content project that goes beyond simple diet experiences and, rather, empowers users to rediscover healthy fitness habits.”
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By Justin Tan
Found multiplex application that use letsencrypt stop working in 30 September 2021 on LG WebOS 3.5. This appear to be wide spread multiplex version of WEBOS.
link hidden, please login to view As PLEX blaming to be LG fault. LG please provide solution to only 2 year old TV
Our current app is available on 4K/UHD LG television models running the following system software:
webOS 3.0 webOS 3.5 webOS 4.0 webOS 5.0 No 720p or 1080p (“full HD”) sets are supported for our current app at this time.
Note: Due to root certificate limitations with the device OS itself, only webOS 5.0+ devices support secure connections with a personal Plex Media Server. To allow connections to a personal server, devices running earlier webOS versions must be set to Allow Insecure Connections in the TV app settings and the Plex Media Server must be set to Preferred for the Secure Connections preference.
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The first week of June, which presents International Children’s Day (June 1) and World Environment Day (June 5), reminded us of the importance of caring for our world and its children. To properly commemorate these universal holidays and live up to LG’s steadfast commitment to CSR activities that inspire positive change, LG Kazakhstan enlisted the help of 40 children from the Almaty Regional Orphanage to make a difference in their own backyard, and hopefully learn while having heaps of fun in the process.
The enthusiastic children selected which trees they wanted to plant in the garden, and now fifty apple, plum, apricot, cherry and pear trees are growing there and will eventually provide fresh fruit on their doorstep. Plant specialists were also on site to teach the kids which practices lead to the richest harvest and greenest environment. What’s more, to commemorate International Children’s Day, every hard-working child received a memorable souvenir as a reminder of the amazing work they did that day.
LG Kazakhstan champions sustainable development and social responsibility through the implementation of environmental practices and charity events that improve the quality of life for locals. Recent initiatives such as LG Blood Donations Day, various CSR educational lectures for students and LG Prima Nota Fest – a nationwide classical music contest for children – demonstrate LG’s tireless efforts towards creating a better life for all.
A company must fulfill its environmental and social responsibilities to nurture a flourishing ecosystem that benefits all. Introducing technologies that minimize its carbon footprint during manufacturing and implementing inclusive solutions are deeply embedded in LG’s core value, and the company will never falter when it comes to innovating new solutions that help solve the world’s technological and social issues.
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LG Electronics’ Vehicle component Solutions (VS) company is focused on creating new technologies and solutions for the fast-changing automotive industry, working hand-in-hand with leading global carmakers to help shape the future of mobility.
LG’s unique capabilities and extensive knowhow in improving the user experience, garnered across years of leadership in the home appliance and home entertainment businesses, have proven key to the company’s success in creating a new generation of automotive parts solutions. Known for its willingness to explore new ideas and for its long history of introducing trend-setting products for a better life, LG is now leading the way to a more connected, enjoyable and safer future on the world’s roads.
Photo Credit: The MBUX Hyperscreen featured in EQS
In order to improve its offerings every single year, LG conducts in-depth research to gain a thorough understanding of consumers and their needs. The success and insight garnered from the pursuit of this approach have put LG in a unique position to contribute to the evolution of the in-vehicle experience. The perfect partner for forward-thinking automakers, LG is also hard at work creating a human-machine interface (HMI) that prioritizes the safety of vehicle passengers.
LG VS Company’s most well-known partners is premium auto brand, Mercedes-Benz, whose Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Hyperscreen was recently recognized for excellence in display application at one of the world’s largest display events. LG VS played a central role in bringing the MBUX Hyperscreen to life. LG appreciated being able to supply its immense expertise in cutting-edge display tech, and its latest in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, to the groundbreaking project.
Photo Credit: The MBUX Hyperscreen and interior cockpit view of EQS
Everything began in 2016 when Mercedes-Benz’ engineers began looking for a viable way to integrate a single, continuous touchscreen into the vehicle cockpit. After many meetings and countless discussions between LG and the German carmaker, Mercedes-Benz’s vision for a seamless cockpit display – one that would revolution the connection between human and car – came into clear view.
A combination of three high-resolution and high-brightness display screens – a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch plastic-OLED center information display and a 12.3-inch plastic-OLED passenger display –, the LG VS Pillar to Pillar (P2P) display provides the MBUX Hyperscreen with its unique look and unmatched usability. Powered by the company’s IVI system, the sharp, vibrant display enables the driver and front-seat passenger to view a range of key vehicle information and easily access a wide variety of content. A curved glass cover creates the appearance of a single, continuous screen and delivers a flowing form factor in keeping with the design of the vehicle interior.
Additionally, the MBUX Hyperscreen incorporates a driver monitoring system (DMS) with driving assistance and passenger safety functions, made possible by the new electronic architecture.
At in San Jose, California, the MBUX Hyperscreen was honored with the Society for Information Display’s ‘Display Application of the Year’ award, a meaningful recognition that points to the growing sophistication and importance of the in-vehicle display segment. Covering the full width of the dashboard, the attention-grabbing screen is a key feature of the sleek, futuristic and luxury Mercedes-Benz EQS.
Through its unmatched innovation and dedication, LG VS company has become an in-demand auto industry partner, taking an active role in shaping the future of mobility and elevating the on-road experience for drivers and passengers worldwide.
Stay tuned to Beyond News to keep up with all the latest news and announcements from LG.
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I want to be able to turn on my TV without it automatically launching a cable channel. ( or repeatedly asking me if I want to turn on the cable box). Is there any way to "just' start with the home screen? Also when I've been watching something (app or cable) and go back to Home screen, it will go back to what I was watching if there is no input for a minute or so. grrrr. so annoying