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By Mihai B.
Is there any way of installing an usb gigabit network adapter on a webos smart TV? The builtin wired adapter is only 100mbps (on a 2000$+ TV, shame on you LG!!!) while the wifi (N) is very poor, with the router at 1m from TV it only gets half the bandwidth of the wired network. Anyway the wired network maxes out near 100mbps but I need more bandwidth as I have 4k video content with bitrates grater than 100mbps which I cannot stream without stuttering to TV through XPLAY/PLEX.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA and Movies Anywhere™ announced the arrival of the Movies Anywhere app on LG Smart TVs (2017-2020 webOS models1), led by the critically-acclaimed LG OLED TVs. Movies Anywhere lets users enjoy their favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection. LG is the first TV manufacturer to offer the streaming app, allowing users to bring together more than 7,900 digital movies, including new releases and classic films.
LG Electronics USA and Movies Anywhere™ announced the arrival of the Movies Anywhere app on LG Smart TVs (2017-2020 webOS models1), led by the critically-acclaimed LG OLED TVs.
LG is the first TV manufacturer to offer the streaming app, Movies Anywhere, allowing users to bring together more than 7,900 digital movies, including new releases and old favorites.
Movies Anywhere is the simplest way for users to bring their favorite digital movies together from across different digital retailer accounts, all in one place.
Movies Anywhere is the simplest way for users to bring their favorite digital movies together from across different digital retailer accounts, all in one place. No other service provides this benefit across so many studios, platforms and digital accounts. Additionally, with the recent announcement of the Screen Pass beta, Movies Anywhere has made it easier for users to share their love of movies with other movie fans in a seamless, innovative way.
Movies Anywhere brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. The app enables consumers to sync their digital retail accounts including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu/Walmart, Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNOW and Verizon Fios TV, and build their movie collection in seconds. With the Movies Anywhere app, in addition to streaming movies on LG Smart TVs, users can stream or download on LG smartphones, and a wide array of other devices at home and on-the-go; as well as through popular browsers. For more information, please visit MoviesAnywhere.com or download the app.
Acclaimed for its ability to accurately reproduce colors and filmmakers' creative visions, LG OLED TVs set the standard for a true cinematic experience in the living room. With support for the new Dolby Vision IQ high dynamic range capability and the UHD Alliance's Filmmaker Mode,™, LG OLED TVs display movies exactly as their creators intended. And with the intuitive webOS smart TV platform, the new LG OLED and LG NanoCell 4K and 8K UHD TVs provide easy access to high-quality content from the world's top providers through popular apps and services such as Apple TV, Disney+, Movies Anywhere, Netflix and LG Channels to name a few. LG OLED TVs also feature Dolby Atmos®³ delivering powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around you.
LG Smart TVs are available at LG-authorized retailers nationwide. For more information visit lg.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. The "Life's Good" marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people's happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. LG is a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence.
About Movies Anywhere
Your Movies, Together at Last.™ Movies Anywhere lets you enjoy your favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection. Movies Anywhere brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,900 digital movies, including new releases, and old favorites, and the user experience will continue to grow as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies across multiple devices and platforms. Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu/Walmart, Comcast Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNOW and Verizon Fios TV. Consumers may also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Discs™ and DVD packages from participating studios: just look for the Movies Anywhere logo, redeem the code then instantly enjoy your movie.
MOVIES ANYWHERE and YOUR MOVIES, TOGETHER AT LAST are trademarks of Movies Anywhere, LLC. © 2020 Movies Anywhere.
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By Surojit Bhattacharjee
The sales person in showroom pushed for LG saying it has better sound and picture richness. But obviously didn't reveal big shortcomings of non-android smart TV in today's ecosystem. This is useless as you are not having freedom to install apps of your choice from playstore. I can't even get Sonyliv. Horrible OS. Now I am trapped for years after buying this TV. Don't buy LG or other non-android TV unless you can affford to throw it in weeks. When will LG grow up?
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By Indrani Rajendran
When we try to play HLS stream in production app in LG tv (some models LG 49UH652V , LG UK6700PVD) it enters into infinite buffering state. In debug mode using webOSIDE could see `loadedmetadata` event is not getting triggered by video-player.
It works randomly says 1 in 10 attempts able to play the content.
I tried with youtube and other apps as well, looks like all the LIVE streams are entering into infinite buffering state.
Can you please advice why live streams (HLS) are not playable in some LG TV's? Is there any work around to resolve this issue? Please assist.
By Arwin Roe
If you are a big Plex user and use it to DVR OTA TV you may want to wait to purchase and LG WebOS TV. The current version of the Plex client will not stream 4801/p recorded tv from your server. LG can't do anything about this it is a PLEX issue. Here is my post to the PLEX forum:
Server Version#: 220.127.116.111
Player Version#: 3.108.1 (Chrome), 3.107.1 (LG TV)
HDHomerun Connect Duo.
All DVR recordings play well on my Chromebook and the client on the NVidia Shield. All recordings play well on the client for my LG TV EXCEPT anything recorded at 480i. These recordings skip. I connected a Roku to my LG TV and Plex recordings recorded at 480i do not skip using the Roku Plex app.
PLEX Live TV at 480i on my LG TV also plays well without skipping. There appears to be a bug in the WebOS app playing recordings encoded at 480i (MPEG2VIDEO). Anything at 720i plays fine.
I have looked through the forum for about 30 minutes and I haven’t found anything exactly like my problem. Can anyone help?
This points to one issue about WebOS if you are comparing it to other smart TV's. Support of WebOS by third parties is shaky. For example when I first purchased my LG TV a few months ago Pandora was not an available app. Fortunately the Pandora app is now available. I'm hoping when PLEX issues an update to the WebOS version my issue will be corrected. If someone else has had this issue and found a fix let me know. My fix has been to pull out my old Roku and stream through it. Not ideal.
I've just bought an oled55c8pla and vocals instructions are not working. When I try to use them a message pops up saying temporary connection error with server. Retry later (6022).
On web browser vocal dictation is working perfectly so magic remote is working as well.
Any tips? Already checked for updates (latest is 04.10.30), reset done, all agreement on user allowed, but nothing is solving.
A solution will be really appreciated.