LG Electronics will roll-out the TV-centric service LG Cloud in more than 40 countries including Europe, Asia, Central Asia and Latin America regions by the end of next month.
The service was first launched in the US, South Korea and Russia last year.
LG Cloud enables users to stream content directly to LG Cinema 3D Smart TVs as well as providing a convenient location to store entertainment content that automatically synchronises between PCs, smartphones and TVs.
“LG Cloud eliminates the time-consuming process of having to download or manually transfer content between devices,” said Richard Choi, SVP, smart business centre at LG Electronics.
“Today’s consumers are no longer loyal to only one type of screen. They move seamlessly from TVs to PCs to smartphones and it’s up to us to help them get the content they want whenever and wherever they want it. LG is one of very few companies that can offer integration across so many display products.”
The LG Cloud app offers access to videos, photos and music once it is uploaded to the user’s account. Available on Google Play or the LG Smart World store, the app is compatible with LG Cinema 3D Smart TVs, PCs and Android smartphones.
After the setup process, users can begin streaming up to 5GB of content for free directly to their Cinema 3D Smart TV without having to first download files to a smart storage device. Multimedia can be saved and streamed from LG Cloud, freeing up gigabytes of space on overloaded smartphones and PCs. Content can be uploaded to LG Cloud using the PC client, website or smart device. In the near future, smart home appliances will also be able to connect and share via LG Cloud for a truly integrated and convenient experience.
LG Cloud is also capable of transcoding and streaming multimedia content to mobile devices by N-Screen. It has a resume play function for seamless viewing or listening across multiple products. Pause a video or song on a smartphone and LG Cloud will continue playback from that same point on an LG Smart TV. LG Cloud also makes it possible to view photo slide shows while simultaneously streaming music.