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LG's webOS 2.0 TVs are coming to CES

LG's webOS 2.0 TVs are coming to CES


New features, faster performance

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LG's attempt to resurrect webOS for smart TVs is entering a new phase at CES 2015. A wide range of webOS 2.0 TVs will be displayed in Vegas, and LG is focusing on performance; the company says that starting the YouTube app from the home screen is 70 percent faster, for example, and overall boot times should be up to 60 percent quicker.

Bean Bird is back

New OS features include a "My Channels" option that lets you access favorite channels from the launcher bar, along with a redesigned input picker and a quick settings mode that doesn't interrupt the current TV show. LG is also working with the likes of Netflix and Amazon to secure options for 4K streaming content. And it looks like Bean Bird is back with a vengeance.

LG says that over 5 million webOS TVs were sold in the first eight months after release. The company isn't telling whether its accidentally revealed webOS smartwatch will be on show at CES, but either way The Verge will be on hand to see the full webOS lineup for ourselves.