LG Smart TV App offers alternative to Verizon FiOS TV set-top box

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 
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LG, Verizon Stream 75 Popular TV Channels To LG Smart TV Platform; Provides Access to ‘Flex View’ On-Demand Content

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — The powerful LG Smart TV platform from LG Electronics (KSE: 066570) is the first to allow Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) FiOS TV customers to enjoy 75 broadcast channels, serving as a set-top box alternative within the home. The new premium application on LG’s 2012 Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players also delivers Verizon FiOS’ on-demand content service, “Flex View.*”

“The expansive selection of channels from FiOS TV and on-demand content from Verizon’s Flex View library further strengthens LG’s Smart TV platform, giving consumers of all ages a virtually limitless amount of entertainment on TVs, Blu-ray players, PCs, even tablets and phones,” said Samuel Chang, vice president, Smart TV and Innovation, LG Electronics USA, Inc.

“As we see more and more consumers adopting the multi-screen universe, LG continues to seek content and alliances that broaden our Smart TV offerings to provide the best experience on whichever device consumers choose to use,” Chang said.

Verizon customers who subscribe to both FiOS TV and Internet service can access the application via the Smart World section on LG’s Smart TV interface. Among the 75 channels are consumer favorites such as HBO, Food Network, NFL Network, TBS, VH1 and others, offering content for all age groups and preferences.

LG Smart TV owners also can access FiOS TV’s Flex View, which offers more than 25,000 on-demand movies and show titles for purchase or rent on any Internet-connected device, whether home on a TV or PC, or on-the-go on a mobile device.

“Offering more FiOS channels on LG Smart TVs epitomizes Verizon’s commitment to delivering the best in-home entertainment experience to our customers across the greatest number of viewing platforms,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of product services for Verizon. “We understand that consumers’ content consumption habits are changing and consumers are engaging on many different platforms within the home. We’re working with LG to make watching TV and interacting with it more interesting and enjoyable than ever before.”

The FiOS TV application is easy to use with the LG Magic Remote, and now it’s even simpler for FiOS subscribers to find the movie or TV show they want to watch. For the first time, Verizon’s FiOS search on LG Smart TVs and Blu-ray players provide search results from a choice of 75 broadcast channels and Flex View content. In addition, parent-friendly features include parental PIN options to restrict mature content and a purchase PIN requirement for authorization of any rental and purchases of on-demand content through the application.

The premium Verizon FiOS application is available on all 2012 LG Smart TV series (LM9600, LM8600, LM7600, LM6700, LM6200, LS5700, PM9700, PM6700 and PM4700) and the BP620 LG connected Blu-ray player. The App is available in LG’s Smart TV Smart World.

* Verizon FiOS TV and Internet subscriptions required and sold separately. Subscription to HBO, Cinemax and EPIX is also required to access those channels. Customers must be in range of a FiOS router to use Live Streaming Channels. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

. Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice. LG LED TVs are LCD TVs with LED backlighting.