LG’s not giving up on the webOS platform for Smart TVs. At least, not yet. They’ve confirmed that they will showcase an updated lineup of 2016 Smart TVs and the updated webOS 3.0 platform.
The new webOS will concentrate on discovery and switching to services easy and intuitive. For instance, the webOS 3.0 will offer three “magic” smart features: Magic Zoom, Magic Mobile Connection and an upgraded Magic Remote.
Magic Zoom will enable users to magnify objects and letters without any degradation in picture quality. With Magic Mobile Connection, users will be able to connect a mobile phone to their LG Smart TV via the LG TV Plus App to display mobile apps on the big screen and the upgraded Magic Remote is designed to make controlling set-top boxes (STB) easier with the addition of set-top box “power” and “menu” buttons as well as the ability to control DVR functions.
webOS 3.0 will also have something called the Channel Plus that will display content over the playing content. LG says they’ve teamed up with Xumo, Channel Plus will show content from Bloomberg Politics, TIME Inc., Condé Nast Entertainment and The Wall Street Journal.