LG tried Google TV for a while, but we all know that didn’t work out well. Not for Google, and not for its partners. Now they are all about WebOS and have managed to create a very enticing platform (even if we still prefer Android TV). This is sad, because LG makes some great televisions, but they are still good friends with Google. Today we have good news for fans of both companies: you will soon be able to enjoy some of the Search Giant’s content from those new LG Smart TVs.
The Korean manufacturer has just announced LG Smart TV owners in 104 markets will gain support for Google Play Movies & TV starting this month. You pretty much get all the key benefits any other platform has access to. Customers can rent, buy and access movies in both HD and SD formats. The selection is immense. And because it works with Google’s servers, you can always continue watching your shows or movies from any device. They will all remember where you left off.
I suppose what I like most about Google service support is that it sort of brings these platforms together. You can use your smartphone to rent a good movie while out and about, only to access it straight from your WebOS TV once you get home. This collaboration between platforms is what the cloud and connected devices are all about! It’s this type of connectivity that highlights the benefits of working with web services, as opposed to locally.
LG is not being very revealing about the total list of supported countries, but we do know the app will first come to the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Who’s excited for Google Play Movies & TV support? How many of you even have an LG Smart TV?