ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics' third-generation webOS 3.0 smart TV platform being unveiled at CES® 2016 has been verified by leading global testing and certification organization, Underwriters Laboratory (UL), for its compatibility with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the home.
LG's webOS operating system has already earned a reputation as one of the industry's most intuitive smart TV platforms. Now, with a proprietary new IoTV app, LG's 2016 SMART TVs featuring webOS 3.0 will deliver smart home management functionality, allowing them to control many LG smart appliances as well as other compatible IoT products.*
Once connected, LG's SMART TVs with webOS 3.0 will be able to display the status of a user's various smart appliances, thereby acting as an interface between users and their devices. Through the TV, users will be able to control specific home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines that are connected to the internet. Through the IoTV app, homeowners will be able to adjust the brightness of the lights in the room or change the temperature setting of the air conditioner with just a touch of a button.
"We've always considered the living room TV as a central hub of the smart home and LG Smart TV with webOS 3.0 was designed with this functionality in mind," said Sam Kim, senior vice president and head of TV product planning at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "This UL verification further supports LG's commitment to providing an unparalleled user experience and developing innovative IoT-capable smart home products that exceed consumer expectations."
UL has verified a series of LG webOS 3.0-enabled OLED and 4K UHD Smart TVs to be announced, and LG's advanced IoT technology will be demonstrated at the Smart Home zone of LG's booth (LVCC Central Hall, #8204) at CES 2016 from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
*Wireless Internet connection required and sold separately. Agreement to smart TV terms and conditions required to use certain smart features.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global leader in television, audio video systems, monitors, personal computers, digital signage and commercial displays. The company opened a new era of innovation in the TV market, pioneering the use of OLED technology in home theater displays and implementing an intuitive operating system to allow customers to experience the full benefits of smart TV technology. LG is committed to improving customers' lives with innovative home entertainment products led by its award-winning 4K OLED TVs, ULTRA HD TVs and webOS TVs. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
About LG Electronics USA
Named 4K UHD Partner for CES® 2016, LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme.www.lg.com.
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