LG Ads launches personalised smart TV platform
September 10, 2021
LG Ads Solutions has introduced a new smart TV operating system, called River OS, that it says is “built for ultimate personalisation, seamless navigations across apps, devices, and services, and advanced voice-controlled TV features”.
The company has multiple OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partnerships in place, through which it plans to ship River OS-powered smart TVs in India by the end of 2021, and in the US and elsewhere in 2022. Major content streaming services and apps will be readily available on River OS-powered TVs.
River OS uses natural language processing to understand who is watching TV, and delivers recommendations catered to each individual in the household, without the need to manually switch between profiles. Through advanced machine learning, individual preferences are matched to the vast world of content available across the television universe, to present each viewer the programming that is most appealing to their tastes.
Universal content recommendations and programme listings are served up in a personalised home page rendered dynamically for the specific person watching TV, enabling automated navigation regardless of app, HDMI input, or streaming service. All device, input, channel, service and app switching is handled automatically by River OS.
John Gee, chief business development officer for LG Ads, said, “With streaming dominating viewing time today, it’s still too hard for people to find, discover and enjoy the programmes they want to watch, across literally thousands of content sources available. River OS solves that challenge in an elegant way and delivers new, fully voice-controlled smart TV features that consumers will find innovative and essential. And we’re able to package ad-supported content in a way that allows our OEM partners to deliver a high-quality product at an affordable price point.”