CES 2021: LG Announces Web OS 6.0 and the new Magic Remote for its Smart TVs

Last Updated: January 8, 2021

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LG presented the new Web OS 6.0 ahead of CES 2021, as well as a new Magic Remote. The firm has thus revisited the interface of its Smart TVs, in particular by making the most used applications easier to access. The dedicated remote control is equipped with NFC support to share the screen of your smartphone on the television.

The 2021 edition of CES will give pride of place to Smart TV innovations, with Sony notably presenting the new Bravia XR TVs boosted with artificial intelligence. LG is not left out, since it has already presented a gaming screen that can be curved at will. The firm does not stop there and also unveils the new version of Web OS, the operating system installed on its televisions.

This 6th version thus has a completely new design, destined to be more intuitive for its user. For this, the home screen now occupies all the space, while the old version only occupied its lower part. To support this change, the latter now displays the most used applications, as well as content recommendations based on viewing history.

The new Magic Remote will allow you to share the screen of your smartphone

lg tv remote ces 2021 CES 2021: LG Announces Web OS 6.0 and the new Magic Remote for its Smart TVs

The upgraded LG ThinQ AI in webOS 6.0 supports new voice commands for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making TV management and searching across streaming services, internet and broadcast channels easier than ever before.

WebOS 6.0 also comes with an all-new Magic Remote. According to LG, the remote offers “simplified controls using voice command, as well as multiple artificial intelligence features with LG ThinQ, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant”. That’s not all: the Magic Remote is equipped with NFC technology, which will allow the user to share the screen of his smartphone on his television.

Last December, LG unveiled an invisible OLED TV screen for the home, once again illustrating the firm’s desire to offer products and features that improve the daily lives of its users. With this in mind, it has announced that its ThinQ virtual assistant will also be updated, which will give the possibility to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to receive new voice commands. The operating system and the Magic Remote will be available in 2021 on OLED TV, QNED Mini LED, NanoCell and UHD.

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