Starting this month, LG Smart TV owners will be able to watch thousands of movies and TV shows through “Google Play Movies & TV” in more than 100 countries. LG announced that compatible units with the company’s webOS Smart TV platform—as well as earlier models with NetCast 4.0 and 4.5—will get Google Play Movies & TV, a service that allows users to rent or buy thousands of classics, new releases, independent films, cult favorites, and TV shows, in both HD and SD formats.
Because all of the content originates from the cloud, viewers will be able to start watching the content on the LG Smart TVs at home and then can resume watching from right where they left off on their smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
“The smart TV market is growing rapidly and with that comes a tremendous demand for fresher, higher-quality content,” In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said in a statement. “Meeting this demand is LG’s highest priority, matched only by our desire to provide the best possible viewing experience on our TV products with the webOS platform. Our close partnership with Google will go a long way toward fulfilling the high expectations of LG Smart TV owners.”
Google Play Movies & TV will become available this month on LG Smart TVs in 104 countries. The service will initially roll out in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia, LG said.