LG NetCast enabled TVs are soon to be updated with the latest technology so viewers can connect with online services such as Facebook while they watch TV. NetCast, LG’s current internet TV service, will be enhanced to include nine new applications including BBC iPlayer, movies on demand, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, and internet radio.
LG research shows that up to 50 percent of consumers often use a laptop or PC at the same time as watching television, emphasizing the nation’s fixation with technology.
The new features will be added to the existing NetCast service which enables viewers to access YouTube, Accuweather and Picasa from their TVs.
“People want to be entertained and the role of the traditional TV is changing,” said Stephen Gater, marketing home entertainment head, LG UK. “Having catch-up TV, movies, and social networking on demand will mean that people’s TVs are truly the hub of the living room.”
Current owners will be able to update their LG NetCast online, with a minimum 2MB broadband speed recommended for optimal viewing.
LG Home Entertainment
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment system is available in flat panel displays, plasma televisions, home theatre systems, Blu-ray disc players, audio components and video players.
Latest releases from LG include the 55LX9900 55 inch full LED 3D TV ready with Freeview HD, Netcast and 400Hz. The 47LX9900 television is another new release – a 47 inch full LED 3D TV ready Infinia TV with Freeview, HD, Netcast and 400Hz. The new series provides consumers with the ultimate in home entertainment with top quality picture quality and slim single layer Infinia design.
All pretty good, of course, but for the ultimate extravagance you could opt instead for an LG Home Cinema System that lets you listen to music, watch films or play games with surround sound and HiFi features. Perfect for that ‘out of home’ experience.