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LG TV App

I'm debating whether ot not to splash out on a new LG TV.  I was wondering, what sort of functionality does the app have?  Is it on par with the NOW TV box?  Cheers pethead65

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SeeMoreDigital
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Hi @Anonymous User,

 

I certainly have no complaints with funtionality of the 'app' on my pre webOS LG televisions. Currently, the NOW TV GUI on the LG television looks the same as the GUI on the 'NOW TV Box' 😉

 

 

Cheers

schnapps
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@Anonymous User

 

I want one of these LG TV's (Suppose there is no harm in dreaming) maybe one day. Smiley Very Happy

 

 

 

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4268
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I actually prefer using it on my LG TV to the black box. Obviously the app works with the LG remote which is much better than the Now remote when navigating. The LG TV also has Netflix and Amazon. It doesn't have ITV Hub or 4OD. Neither have UKTV player.
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BicBasher
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I rarely use the Smart apps on my LG set these days, prefering to switch between the Chromecast, Fire Stick and NOW TV Box.

 

 

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SeeMoreDigital
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@4268 wrote:
...The LG TV also has Netflix and Amazon. It doesn't have ITV Hub or 4OD. Neither have UKTV player.

LG television owners whos TV's run webOS should soon be getting Freeview Play, which will add ITV Hub and All4 and maybe a few more apps 😉

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@SeeMoreDigital wrote:

@4268 wrote:
...The LG TV also has Netflix and Amazon. It doesn't have ITV Hub or 4OD. Neither have UKTV player.

LG television owners whos TV's run webOS should soon be getting Freeview Play, which will add ITV Hub and All4 and maybe a few more apps 😉


Yes they said that in the shop.  The one I'm loooking at is the super UHD, the OLED is too expensive and I don't think I'd notice much difference as 49" is max size for my living room without it looking stupidly big lol
The one I saw had All4 and ITv Hub, I think it was missing Demand 5 or My5 whateber it is, but I rarely use that app anyway
SeeMoreDigital
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Hi @Anonymous User,

 

If you're not bothered about 3D (which personally I'm not) the LG 49UH770V is a fair bit cheaper than the UH850V 😉

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@SeeMoreDigital  that's the one i've got my eye onSmiley Wink

commanda6
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@Anonymous User wrote:

@SeeMoreDigital  that's the one i've got my eye onSmiley Wink


@Anonymous User . Can I just say I approve of your television choice. But then again I would approve. I have an LG 49UF770V (2015) webOS UHD TV which, as @SeeMoreDigital should be getting freeview play. I actually have a Freeview play PVR already. 


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@commanda6 u have that one?  Cool, i think i''ll go get one, yes i heard about freeview play coming, though having seen it on a mate's panasonic, it's not quite as good as youview imo

 

commanda6
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@Anonymous User wrote:

@commanda6 u have that one?  Cool, i think i''ll go get one, yes i heard about freeview play coming, though having seen it on a mate's panasonic, it's not quite as good as youview imo

 


Hi @Anonymous User

The TV I have is basically the earlier version of the one @SeeMoreDigital mentioned earlier , I believe he mentioned the 49UH770V (2016) The model I have is the 49UF770V it's from 2015, so it's not old. But that means my TV doesn't have HDR support. But here's the thing about HDR. It's not a new technology, digital cameras have been able to do HDR for quite a while the digital camera. I bought 3/4 years ago can take HDR photos. So TV manufacturers charging you extra for a technology which isn't even new. The 2016 model which @SeeMoreDigital mentioned does support HDR if I'm not mistaken.

 

The thing with Freeview play is that beyond the base elements that are required. Individual manufacturers have a lot of control over the interface. As LG don't do rubbish interfaces. I would imagine LG's flavour of Freeview play is going to be rather good. To be fair, Panasonic's Freeview play interface isn't that bad either. I have one of their Freeview play PVRs. Humax, however, I don't know what they were thinking with their Freeview play interface.


I do not work for Now . I am simply a Now customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service. But just like you I am still a customer. This means I cannot help you with issues that would involve looking into your account directly. A member of the now TV forum team or live chat will need to assist you with these issues.
SeeMoreDigital
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Hi @commanda6,

 

Does your 49UF770V offer a Freesat branded tuner. Or is just a standard DVB-S/S2 tuner?

commanda6
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@SeeMoreDigital wrote:

Hi @commanda6,

 

Does your 49UF770V offer a Freesat branded tuner. Or is just a standard DVB-S/S2 tuner?


@SeeMoreDigital . It offers both terrestrial and satellite so S2 and T2 Smiley Happy I'm unable to use satellite TV in my area properly because the positioning of the BT Towers in the centre of Birmingham.


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@commanda6 wrote:

@SeeMoreDigital It offers both terrestrial and satellite so S2 and T2 Smiley Happy 


Yep... My current LG offers a DVB-S/S2 tuner. However the new LG televisions have added Freesat brand support. Which might mean Freesat Freetime could be added at some time in the future, ie: Freesat's version of Freeview Play Smiley Happy

 

 

Cheers

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@commanda6 yes I realise that about Freeview Play, it's not bad, just a bit annoying.  It doesn't work on my mates Panasonic on the HD channels, so u have to keep going back to SD channels to go back on the EPG

 

 It's on;y a minor niggle, but I got a Youview box and got used to that!!

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My LG was under £250
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@4268 wrote:
My LG was under £250

@4268 Was it an old model?  they want £899 for the one i wantSmiley Surprised

BicBasher
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@4268 @Anonymous User I seem to recall last year the shops were selling the pre Web OS 32" models for around that price.

 

 

 

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Depends what you mean by old. It is a 28inch 🙂 Big enough for me at the moment.
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