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LG adds Channel Plus to smart TVs

August 17, 2016

LG has launched Channel Plus on 2016 LG Smart TVs with webOS – a streaming service offering free access to an extensive roster of premium Internet content (available as both live and on-demand programming) presented as TV channels alongside over-the-air channels.

Channel Plus begins rolling out in this US this month to LG’s expansive line of Smart TVs featuring the company’s webOS 3.0 Smart TV platform, led by LG OLED and LG Super UHD TV.

“Channel Plus is a huge step forward in the evolution of Smart TV – and only LG offers it. Users can enjoy nearly 50 quality content choices free of charge on their LG Smart TV, and with webOS 3.0, accessing them has never been simpler or faster,” said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. “By delivering premium Internet content seamlessly with broadcast channels together in the same channel lineup, LG aims to make it easier than ever for consumers to find and enjoy the content they want to watch in one centralized place – whether it’s streaming or broadcast.”

Powered by Xumo, Channel Plus on LG Smart TVs with webOS 3.0 delivers streaming entertainment, sports, news and lifestyle programming without the need for a set-top box or the cost of a subscription service. Users can choose free digital content from broadcasters and online publications such as TIME, PBS Digital Studios, WIRED, Saveur, Cooking Light, GQ and Sports Illustrated. A range of multi-channel network content also is available via channels like BuzzFeed, Mashable, Reuters, FailArmy and Funny or Die.

Channel Plus offers nearly 50 channels at launch with more, including the new PeopleEntertainment Network from Time Inc, scheduled to launch later this year.

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