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@Rick Hantz Many users complain about LG (and other manufacturers) thatdo not update the in-built browser.

Unfortunatley, internet standards and functiontality changes too rapidly for TV manufactureres to keep pace. In therory, it SHOULD be easy to treat the in-built browser like any other APP, and change it as needed, BUT my understanding is, that is it very tied in with the main video rendering chips in each model type, so that makes it very hard to rewrite the Browser APP to work with new functionality AND be compatible with the chip-sets in each model (as they will have very different capabilities accross the model ranges).

You don't quote your model, but if it is a 2020 or 2021 model, and it is bad, try raising a complaint with LG support in your country.

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