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Coming to Earlier LG Smart TV Models, webOS Re:New Program Gives More Users
Access to the Elevated Home Entertainment Experience Most Recent Platform Provides
SEOUL, Jan. 4, 2024 — LG Electronics (LG) announced that it is offering the latest upgrade* of the webOS smart TV platform to owners of older LG Smart TVs, effectively evolving their smart TV into the ultimate home entertainment hub.
In early 2024, the webOS Re:New program will bring the latest webOS upgrade to every model in LG’s 2022 OLED TV lineup, LG OLED Flex, LG OLED Objet Collection Posé as well as LG’s 2022 QNED Mini LED 8K (QNED99/95 series), promising users the joy of a new TV experience for the next five years. This upgrade will be extended to more LG TVs worldwide in the future to add more entertainment and versatility to the TV experience across the world.
With the latest version of webOS, LG Smart TV owners can enjoy an even more personalized TV experience with a Home Screen that greets users with recommendations according to their tastes. The user interface is highly customizable, which means viewers can personalize the selection of content and services and access them with even greater ease. And to make the process even more seamless, the Quick Card UI intuitively sorts diverse content and services into categories like music, games and sports within a user-centric interface that resembles mobile user interface design.
What’s more, courtesy of advanced security technology and an optimized operating system, users are protected with a high level of stability, security and seamlessness throughout the entire viewing experience.
With more LG Smart TVs adopting the latest webOS upgrade, content providers and service developers will have more opportunities to spread new content, services and features to a wider audience.
LG has shared its bold vision to become a media and entertainment platform, a business transformation that will enrich customers’ lives by delivering valuable services and a unique collection of curated content across its wide-ranging products. Powering more than 200 million LG Smart TVs worldwide, webOS will continue to evolve through significant upgrades to constantly revolutionize the customer experience. LG is poised to invest heavily in its webOS business to secure a vast library of content and services so that it can cater to the diverse lifestyles and preferences of consumers, strengthening its competitive edge in content selection and convenience.
“Demonstrated by the constant improvement to the webOS platform’s UX and UI, LG is firmly dedicated to elevating convenience and security, ensuring that users benefit from a hassle-free and secure experience when using our products,” said Baik Seon-pill, leader of the LG Home Entertainment Company’s Product Planning Division. “We strive to provide life-enriching experiences for our customers by delivering a wide range of content and services on our TVs.”
The LG Home Entertainment Company’s latest innovations will be on show at CES 2024 from January 9-12 at the LG booth (#16008, Las Vegas Convention Center). To keep up with all of LG’s exciting announcements at CES, visit
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* Pop-up notifications offering a full upgrade without the need to select specific UX, UI or features are only sent to customers who have agreed to receive them. Please note that this upgrade does not cover the TV’s hardware performance, features or durability.
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World Environment Day, held annually on June 5, puts a spotlight on the pressing environmental challenges of our times, and is a great opportunity for people all around the globe to discuss efforts to protect and restore the Earth.
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Established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1972 and led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Environment Day celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. Over the past five decades, the internationally observed day has grown to become one of the largest global platforms for environmental outreach.
Hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Netherlands, this year’s World Environment Day event – #BeatPlasticPollution – focuses on solutions to the problem of plastic pollution. Côte d’Ivoire banned the use of plastic bags in 2014 and has shown its continuing leadership in reducing reliance on plastics by supporting a nationwide shift to reusable packaging. A signatory of the and a member of the , the Netherlands is also adopting a variety of measures to address this key environmental issue.
To raise awareness of the event and highlight the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, UNEP has created a compelling and informative . The video inspires hope with the message that we now have the science and solutions needed to beat plastic pollution, while also calling on governments, cities and businesses to take action.
LG is showing its support for the UNEP and World Environment Day by playing UNEP’s video on its digital billboards in New York’s iconic Time Square and London’s famed Piccadilly Circus. Located in high-traffic pedestrian areas in two of the world’s most-visited cities, the company’s billboards are expected to provide World Environment Day with significant exposure, raising public awareness and hopefully encouraging more people to do their part.
As a socially responsible corporate citizen, LG is taking active steps to help create a better life for all. To achieve this, the company is committed to practicing a circular economy by continuously expanding the use of recycled materials, which are already used in the production of select newer product models, including LG Styler, LG tiiun mini, refrigerators and dishwashers. This year, the company aims to expand the use of recycled materials to more products, such as the LG Styler ShoeCase, LG Styler ShoeCare and LG OLED evo TV, contributing to the company’s goal to use an accumulated total of 600,000 tons of recycled plastic by 2030.
As the company continues to do its part to reduce plastic pollution, LG is hopeful that increased promotion of the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign on its billboards in two of the most populous tourist attractions around the world will raise awareness and positively impact the public to do what is possible to reduce the use of plastic.
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Hello, about 6 months ago my family bought a LG tv, I do not know the exact model or the name of it, but it has just destroyed the other internet connections when it is on, making my normal 50mb download speed go down to something around 2. It isn't just for my pc, it is for the Xbox in the living room too, as it suffers a little less than my computer but is sill a big and noticeable difference. I like to use 5Ghz internet, but 2.4Ghz is better for this, the router is closer to the TV if that is a question, and the internet in all my games just suck too, when the TV is off I have an average of 40ms on Overwatch 2, but when it is on I have near 500-600ms, Valorant is the same thing with average 20ms and when on its near average of 300ms, and I could make a claim about this for every games I've ever played.
If somebody has an answer please reply to this.
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In this installment of On the Job, we go inside LG’s System Integrated Circuit (SIC) Center to learn how LG is leveraging the latest AI to help deliver new customer experiences.
Imagine if there was a refrigerator that could play music and change color to match your current mood or spice up your kitchen décor. Well, as it happens, such a fridge actually exists – the newly introduced refrigerator with MoodUP from LG. The unique capabilities and customer experiences offered by LG’s latest kitchen innovation owe much to the LG8111, an on-device AI system-on-chip (SoC) developed by LG’s SIC Center.
Even before it was known as LG Electronics, the company began producing chips for consumer electronics as far back as 1992, at the ASIC Center under Goldstar’s Central Research Institute. Now, LG’s SIC Center is responsible for developing all of the AI chips used in LG products. These technologies have evolved over time to become the AI-based integrated circuits now used in cutting-edge appliances and home entertainment solutions such as LG OLED TV, and now, the fridge with MoodUP.
(From left to right) Chang Woon-suk, lead of Smart Solution TP, LG SIC Center, and Lee Jin-jong, LG SIC Center professional
Greatly expanding the customer experience, the company’s latest AI chips can process innumerable data points and enable LG appliances to communicate with one another – and with other smart devices as well. LG8111, the new AI chip used in the MoodUP, features an acceleration engine that processes information gathered from the refrigerator’s built-in cameras, microphones and sensors in real time. This allows the MoodUP to quickly recognize changes in its immediate environment and adjust performance accordingly, facilitate more convenient interactions with users and accurately assess if all of its features are functioning optimally.
Recognizing the importance that AI will play in consumer electronics and wanting to find a solution to differentiate LG products, engineers at the LG SIC Center began to develop the LG8111 in 2017 and created the first prototype in 2018. The LG8111, a highly integrated AI chip that is equipped with an LG-specific AI processor, is perfectly designed for LG products. While the chip performs and functions better online, its AI functions can also be utilized offline as well.
Impressively, the LG8111 can provide three types of AI: vision intelligence (the ability to recognize and distinguish between different spaces, locations, objects and users), voice intelligence (the ability to recognize users’ voices or specific noises associated with a certain type of space) and control intelligence (the ability to adjust and optimize performance according to physical or chemical changes in the environment). Also, when connected to Wi-Fi, any product equipped with the LG8111 can transmit information to nearby devices or to cloud servers.
“We spent a considerable amount of time deciding which device would be the first to apply our new on-device AI chip,” said Chang Woon-suk, lead of Smart Solution TP, LG SIC Center.
Various appliances were in contention, but ultimately, the SIC team decided to go with a refrigerator, a choice made because the household fridge has the distinction of being the only home appliance to operate 24/7. The first recipient of the state-of-the-art chip, the color-changing LG refrigerator with MoodUP boasts a seamless voice recognition feature that allows for convenient, remote control and monitoring via the LG ThinQ app.
“All of our top-notch researchers at the LG SIC Center are dedicated to developing chip solutions based on the core goal of maximizing customer value,” said Chang. “While we’re pleased with the success of the LG8111, we will continue to push the envelope as a team to take the customer experience to the next level.”
The successful implementation of the LG8111 in the new LG refrigerator with MoodUP opens the way for the chip’s use in a wide range of LG solutions, from other smart home appliances to electric vehicle components.
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A “brand book” is the imprint of a brand’s unique identity, the particular trait that sets it far apart from the rest. Only brands boasting the richest heritage and the most defined philosophies can venture to leave an extensive account of their doings in such elegant, detailed writing.
Launched in 2016 with a mission to elevate the everyday by perfecting the balance between art and technology, LG SIGNATURE, a trailblazer in the home appliance industry, boasts an abundant pool of stories to tap into. That’s why it recently joined hands with leading lifestyle magazine, Monocle, to showcase LG SIGNATURE’s recollection of the past and vision for the future through the most exquisite brand book.
The book’s early chapters immerse readers in LG SIGNATURE’s history, laying out how the best of LG’s design and technology melded into one to give life to LG SIGNATURE. It then walks readers through the premium brand’s ideals and approach to crafting products that bring harmony between art and technology, and its refusal to compromise innovation and craftsmanship at all costs.
These authentic, rich tales are told by the innovators and master craftspeople who witnessed the birth of the brand and creation of its luxurious products. Beginning with what these true visionaries perceive the brand’s core identity to be, the personal accounts of LG insiders provide a new look into how LG SIGNATURE’s greatest products were honed to perfection through trial and error.
The closing pages of LG SIGNATURE’s inspirational brand book introduce its ambassadors, global icons who have made their mark on the world in their own unique ways. Here we meet Olivia Palermo, the frequently-quoted fashion authority who uses LG SIGNATURE appliances to streamline her busy day-to-day, and John Legend, the multiple Grammy Award-winning artist who maximizes his downtime through the power of LG SIGNATURE’s lifestyle-enhancing technologies.
Capturing LG SIGNATURE’s vision of a new way of life like never before, the LG SIGNATURE X Monocle brand book can be found at Monocle’s global stores so that thousands of distinguished consumers across the globe can read its story. To learn more about LG SIGNATURE’s history and discover what’s to come in the future, take a look at the brand’s chronicles through the lens of Monocle,
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