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    Hello I have lg 650v smart tv but my problem is that in the store there are some apps (mostly useless) and there isnt anything new. When i search for app it cannot be found. When i open the store i see only the same apps nothing new. What's the problem. Plz help!
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    What exactly are you looking for? Personally, I've had better luck with a Google search to see if an app is yet available for the new LG webOS TV's. And yes... I noticed recently that nothing new seems be be getting released. They promised many new apps (Sling TV, HBOgo, ect..) were being worked on and would be released soon, but nothing yet. It is a bit frustrating.
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    I had the same impression when I turned on the TV for the first time . Does not have many applications, it lacks some useful app and the community has been too slow in creating emulators and homebrew applications. It's just another TV in the market, nothing impressive .
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    While the app selection is limited to some 'main' apps, for me the OS has been very impressive. It's much better than the other designs of 'boxes' of selections when moving to other apps. And the TV's ability to keep the card open while you go to another card is very handy (ie: moving from the Netflix app to another.. then going back to the Netflix app allows you to simply pick up where you left off in the show without actually having to reopen and restart it).
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    I like my WebOS TV. I have looked at the apps and they are really lacking. Most of the apps I noticed were for channels and services outside the US (where I purchased the TV). Tbh, I really dont care about the apps on a TV but thought this thread interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekinthaqi View Post
    Hello I have lg 650v smart tv but my problem is that in the store there are some apps (mostly useless) and there isnt anything new. When i search for app it cannot be found. When i open the store i see only the same apps nothing new. What's the problem. Plz help!
    Most of the new apps I've tried have been completely useless. I basically use Netflix 90% of the time and 3DGO! the other 10%. Both are great, of course. Other than YouTube on a rare occasion, I haven't found anything else worth using.
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    My most used apps on the TV are Netflix and Amazon, and then the inputs for a Roku 3 and Amazon Fire stick (Roku is much better).

    Because I use an HDHomerun box for my cable channels (through Emby on Roku) I don't use the built in channels or channel guide. I wish TV's would build in slots for cable cards since I refuse to pay $10/mo or more to a cable company to 'rent' a cable box [ugh!! what a scam]

    I'm just hoping for a Sling app and maybe HBO2Go for webOS.
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    I am really hoping they could work on getting apps like hbo go, showtime anytime, fox sports go, time warner cable (so can watch it on the tv without an extra cable box), etc.

    Sadly I feel we got all were going to get for the most part and I use my chromecast to fill the void. webOS lack of apps is nothing I'm not used to since the old phone days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNNNewman View Post
    My most used apps on the TV are Netflix and Amazon, and then the inputs for a Roku 3 and Amazon Fire stick (Roku is much better).

    Because I use an HDHomerun box for my cable channels (through Emby on Roku) I don't use the built in channels or channel guide. I wish TV's would build in slots for cable cards since I refuse to pay $10/mo or more to a cable company to 'rent' a cable box [ugh!! what a scam]

    I'm just hoping for a Sling app and maybe HBO2Go for webOS.
    I would preferred the app on the TV. I have both Netflix and Amazon. But the missing app are HBO, Showtime, Cinemax. I found myself using Amazon Fire TV Stick more and more because it has all the app I need. For that's I have to say, why the hell do they bother making the smartTV half smart. I can just have a dumb TV and buy a Fire TV or Roku. One thing I found interesting is the LG remote works with FireTV Stick.
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    Where is the HBO Now app? Or CBS All Access, where the new Star Trek will be? Or how about Sling TV? I don't want excuses about why it's so difficult to develop the apps, my $30 Roku seems to have figured it out so why can't my $4000 "Smart" TV?
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    I contacted LG support today to ask about HBO Go on WebOS. Looks like they dropped the app in 2014 and have no plans to pursue it going forward (they blame HBO):

    Ronald: Hello Welcome to LG-U.S.A. Live chat Support.
    [me]: My question: does this OLED TV (OLED55B6P) include an HBO Go application?
    Ronald: With regards on your inquiry, HBOGO is no longer available in our LG Content store
    [me]: Why not?
    Ronald: It was discontinued by HBO 2 years ago
    [me]: removed last november of 2014
    [me]: So there are no plans to support HBO on LG TVs going forward?
    Ronald: There is none. LG exhausted all possible ways to prevent HBO from being removed, but it is HBO's pre-rogative. And as of current no word from them yet
    [me]: OK, thank you for your response.
    Ronald: The recent update by our support team is that HBO have no plans
    Ronald: You are most welcome! Thank you for using the LG Live chat. We appreciate your business. Have a great day!
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    Very disappointing how this turned out. I liked the TV when I got it in 2014 but the lack of apps is really disappointing. There hasn't been a single useful app added since I got it. There is no HBO, Starz, NBC, CBS, Showtime, Vevo and so on. All are available on Samsung Tizen TV which is imo a lot better TV software. From what I read developers have difficulties with webOS and LG. BTW HBO was never released for webOS. It was available for their previous software which I hear was also bad.
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    If you want a work around you can check out the Amazon Fire Stick. I've been really thinking about it and did a little research. Supposedly they have over 7000 apps on the Fire Stick and HBOGo is one of them. The Fire Stick is only 40 bucks (around there at least) and that is your only cost (unless you subscribe to a service like HBO). For Amazon Prime members you get additional services on the Fire Stick at no additional cost.

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    I've got the Firestick, Roku (several), Apple TV, and Chromecast. IMHO the best streamer you can add to give more capabilities to any tv is the Roku. They have 35% of the streaming market for a good reason - love it compared to all of the others. Sucks that this is the way to go instead of adding LG apps directly - but it's a strong solution.
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    Is the roku relatively TV agnostic? ie with WiFi and HDMI you're good to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    Is the roku relatively TV agnostic? ie with WiFi and HDMI you're good to go?
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    Yes! It's very nice. Also need to create an account with Roku too with your credit card info, but there will be NO extra charges unless you purchase a non-free channel or non-free content.

    I recommend getting a Roku that has either a WiFi or Bluetooth remote, but not the IR one. This remote is so nice since you can use it without pointing it at the Roku box, works under a blanket too, and even from another room, which can come in handy at times.

    For non-4K TVs and content, the older "Roku 3" (a 3rd generation model) still works very well and you can probably find a good deal on it too. Furthermore, the Roku 3 includes most of the high-end features like a WiFi Remote with a headphone jack, dual-band WiFi 802.11n, Ethernet, USB port to play content without streaming it, micro-SD Card Slot (used by Roku box only and not for your own media), Voice Search, and, of course, an HDMI port. The only things missing include an optical digital audio output, 802.11ac, and Remote Finder (see below).

    The Roku 4 (a 4th generation model) and some of the newer 5th generation models (no longer named Roku #) support 4K TVs and content, even HDR (Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+).

    The highest end models (like Roku Ultra, Roku 4) include a Remote Finder button on the Roku box to help you find your Roku's remote if you misplaced it along with a optical digital audio output and 802.11ac.

    Some Roku boxes (like Roku Express+, Roku 2 from 2013 model 2720) still support the older Composite RCA Yellow, Red, White jacks for older analog TVs, giving your old TV extra life. The content looks nice on your older TV and uses much less internet bandwidth too.

    For more details, check out the Roku Wikipedia page:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roku

    Roku also created this PDF comparing their latest 5th generation products:
    http://image.roku.com/ww/docs/compar...roducts-en.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by UI Designer View Post
    The highest end models include a Remote Finder button on the Roku box to help you find your Roku's remote if you misplaced it along with a digital optical audio output.
    If only my Fire TV box had this.. I have no idea where the remote went!

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