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When is LG going to update the WebOS browser?


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It is now 2020, and the WebOS browser in LG Smart TVs (which I believe is Chromium-based) is still massively out of date and doesn't work properly with a ton of websites!

The main problem is actually very simple. The browser doesn't support EMCAScript 2015 or ES6.

Basically, translated from nerd speak, it doesn't work properly with modern code using new features created since 2015, so any newer websites will break unless they've been written to be compatible with ancient browsers and OSes.

This should not be the case on a TV made in the current year. It should be running an up-to-date web browser, if not for convenience, then for SECURITY reasons as well!

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Basic speed test

- Laptop connected to same Ethernet outlet = 500+Mb/s

- Smart TV = 65Mb/s

Piece of networking/Browser crap

Security = None

Come on LG wake up and do the honorable thing to allow users to install a proper modern and more secure browser.  You are also putting our internet security at risk (I am looking at how to define a subnet for the darn TV)

Your App store...another example of very limited, and US centric, selection. 

I just bought the TV and I am sorry that I did not factor this networking and security in my research.  I suppose I will have to live with the issues BUT for sure that is has tainted my perspective on buying other LG products.  As soon as I see WebOS/LG I run for the exit door

 

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