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    LG is expected to upgrade its WebOS for Smart TVs from version 3.5 to 4.0 in 2018. The new version will focused on "connectivity" that will form Smart Home enviroment, IoT (Internet of Things) and will arrive with AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant and voice recognition for voice commands.

    WebOS 4.0 will strengthen connection and compatibility between devices and apply AI technologies.

    LG Electronics also worked with Google, Amazon, and Naver and introduced speakers that are applied with various AI platforms.

    “WebOS 4.0 will be mostly applied to Smart TVs are also being applied to other home appliances such as digital signage, beam projector, refrigerator, and washing machine.” said a representative for an industry, and will escalate to other Smart home appliances.”

    LG usually announced the WebOS updates at CES events , I hope LG will unveil the upgrade to WebOS 4.0 at CES 2018, as well. (TBC) Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics to Introduce Their Next-Generation TVs at CES 2018 대한민국 IT포털의 중심! 이티뉴스

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    Last edited by akitayo; 12/27/2017 at 09:31 PM.
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    Good to see LG actively improving webOS TVs.
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    Samsung is making the same with Tizen to 4.0 for Smart Tvs as well, so LG has to compete in the same terms otherwise will be left behind.
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    Does anyone with a 2017 LG Smart TV recieved the WebOS 4.0 update already?
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    I haven’t seen it either. However, my iPhone has received 2 updates from the lg app LGTVPlus, for the WEBOS 4.0, so I guess it must be in the pipeline?
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    That's great news! The current smart TVs with Web os 3.5 can be updated to 4.0 ?
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    Cool! I wonder if the 2017 TVs will receive this update.
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    Any news on the WebOS 3.5 to 4.0 update?

    Is there a workaround to connect to Alexa?
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    I'd sure like an update for the first one I bought. There's a YouTube TV app for my other two, but not that one. Right now I'm using it as a PC display, and just watching YouTube TV in Chrome. It works fine, so it hasn't been a huge inconvenience.
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    So i contacted LG and they told me no firmware upgrade is made only software version so
    We are stuck on 3.5 WebOs i advice to contact lg because i see no sense on no update our WebOs to 4.0 - LG 49UJ620V
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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraikid View Post
    So i contacted LG and they told me no firmware upgrade is made only software version so
    We are stuck on 3.5 WebOs i advice to contact lg because i see no sense on no update our WebOs to 4.0 - LG 49UJ620V
    I have reached out as well. Very disappointed that a TV that is barely a year old can't have it's firmware updated. All this new functionality seems software based, not hardware related. Is anyone here hip to whether there is actually a physical reason my OLD65b7a can't be upgraded? If not, this is planned obsolescence at it's worst. Hell, even if there is a physical reason, still some pretty bad planning as far as customer satisfaction.
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    Come on guys, you are stuck with your OS... LG isn't Apple they want us to change the TV's as fast as possible.
    I use WEB OS 3.0 and trust me, there isn't something that can make regret WebOS 3.5 or 4.0. It's just the need for the new thing, but in reality, there aren't many great stuff there... What, AI?! C'mon, give me a break... those are silly stuff that nobody use it. I can't speak for the future, but for now we are good!
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    blocked with WebOS 3.5 on my OLED55B7V....... **** LG
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    There is a workaround to enable Alexa control of your 2017 model LG Smart TV as I do it myself (for the odd occasion I use it) but you need an additional piece of hardware and it's relative App to get basic control; I know there's an Android version as I use it, but not sure about iOS one. If you want more details, just let me know and I'll respond; I just don't like laying out a detail post if nobody is interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelphiaUK View Post
    There is a workaround to enable Alexa control of your 2017 model LG Smart TV as I do it myself (for the odd occasion I use it) but you need an additional piece of hardware and it's relative App to get basic control; I know there's an Android version as I use it, but not sure about iOS one. If you want more details, just let me know and I'll respond; I just don't like laying out a detail post if nobody is interested.
    Surely other people like me are interested!
    If you can help, we thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelphiaUK View Post
    There is a workaround to enable Alexa control of your 2017 model LG Smart TV as I do it myself (for the odd occasion I use it) but you need an additional piece of hardware and it's relative App to get basic control; I know there's an Android version as I use it, but not sure about iOS one. If you want more details, just let me know and I'll respond; I just don't like laying out a detail post if nobody is interested.
    Hi Thank you for your post. Yes please give us more details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    Hi Thank you for your post. Yes please give us more details.
    OK. I'll try my best to put in all steps:

    NOTE: Any links for apps are for the Android version but there is an iOS version too although I cannot verify this as I don't have an Apple device.

    1. Get THIS hardware: NOTE: I have linked to the UK version - please make sure you get the hardware for your own country.
    2. IMPORTANT: Make sure your Alexa app is up to date with the latest version.
    3. Get THIS app for EU or THIS for RoW from Google Play
    4. Get THIS app from Google Play
    5. Run the Smart Life app on your phone and setup the TV as you would like. You don't really need to configure this from the default as that's done in the Intelligent Home Center app.
    6. Now run the Intelligent Home Center app and follow the instructions to set up a Universal Remote. You can set all the standard TV settings but you CANNOT set complex functions like the apps button unless you wish to "trick" the system to using a different button, let's say "Channel Up" to be remapped to the apps button. If you need help with this I can do this in a separate post or thread.
    7. Next, in the Alexa app, get the BroadLink Smart Home skill. Obviously, get the applicable version for your region.
    8. After enabling that skill, you should automatically be prompted to scan for new devices. If you have setup your TV correctly then Alexa should find the TV and now you can control it by saying things like "Alexa, turn on TV" or "Alexa, increase volume of TV by 10" and if you have done any "remapping" You can say things like "Alexa, turn on apps". NOTE: You will need to rename remapped functions in the Intelligent Home Center app first.


    Well, hopefully that should sort it for you but please feel free to come back if you get stuck or need clarification.

    Cheers

    Chris

    EDITED some steps to try to make things a bit clearer. Not sure if this will be instantly approved but new messages take about a week to be approved from me at this time.
    Last edited by adelphiaUK; 01/14/2019 at 05:50 AM. Reason: Correct step 3
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    Yes please! I love my Alexa echo and it would be an awesome experience for me to have her connect to my LG TV. I have been hunting to get her connected or find the right app and I just found out my wedOS was a 3.3.3 and it cant be upgraded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alijah Ryals View Post
    Yes please! I love my Alexa echo and it would be an awesome experience for me to have her connect to my LG TV. I have been hunting to get her connected or find the right app and I just found out my wedOS was a 3.3.3 and it cant be upgraded.
    you can't upgrade it from 3.3.3 to greatest version with a big difference between versions
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    For my US LG50UK6500AUA, the WebOS Version is listed as:

    4.0.0 -16022 (goldilocks-gaysan)

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