LG Electronics has integrated new online and networking functions in the majority of its newly presented "Infinia" series of televisions: Most of the models offer access to Germany’s largest video centre Maxdome or chat and VoIP service Skype.
Owners of Internet-enabled LG models can zap through 25,000 films, series and documentaries using the remote control of their televisions. Here, the South Korean electronics manufacturer has entered into a partnership with Maxdome, the online video centre for broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1 and web group United Internet.
Maxdome will soon be available at home on the new 50PK750 plasma television (Picture: LG).
LG customers will receive three free blockbusters as an exclusive offer when they register with Maxdome. The various desired videos can be be put onto a notepad which the user can then access any time from the television. In addition, 500 free videos are available to LG customers on Maxdome. As well as individual video selection, various subscription packages are also on offer.
Maxdome is part of the new Internet strategy for LG’s TV portfolio. The manufacturer is making huge expansions to its selection of products: According to information from the company, LG is integrating the online entertainment offers in around 50 percent of its new ranges. As well as Maxdome, other online content such as weather forecasts, videos and photos can be pulled onto the screen wirelessly with LG:
Skype allows for worldwide communication via video conference from your couch and Picasa offers access to Google’s photo software, with which the user can flick through photo albums at the touch of a button. Via Youtube, millions of online videos can be called up and AccuWeather offers access to weather news from all over the world.