LG 4K UHD TVs NOW RECOMMENDED BY NETFLIX IN AUSTRALIA

  • Updated
  • 08/04/2016

SYDNEY, 7th April 2016— LG Electronics (LG) has globally announced today that a selection of 2016 LG 4K UHD TVs have been chosen by Netflix for its Recommended TV program. This recommendation has been made by Netflix for a TV brand in Australia for the very first time. The Netflix Recommended TV program is an evaluation program recognising Smart TVs in the total TV market that deliver a premium customer experience when using and viewing Netflix content.

 

The 2016 range of LG Smart TVs with webOS 3.0* have qualified for the global Netflix Recommended TV designation after undergoing a rigorous, criteria-based Smart TV evaluation process. LG TVs that made the list include the LG 4K UHD OLED G6 series; LG SUPER UHD 4K TVs - UH950T and UH850T series and LG 4K UHD TVs - UH656T, UH635T and UH652T series. Additional LG TV models are expected to be added to the list as they are evaluated.

 

The Netflix Recommended TV program is designed to help consumers identify televisions that offer a quicker, easier and up-to-date Netflix experience versus other TVs in the market that do not have the Netflix certification. The certification is based on three criteria:

1)     Features – TV instant on, TV resume, Latest Netflix version

2)     Performance – Fast app launch, Fast app resume

3)     Ease of access – Netflix button, Easy Netflix icon access

 

For more information about the criteria and products chosen, please visit https://devices.netflix.com/en/recommendedtv/2016/ 

 

With an extensive library of award-winning TV shows and movies, plus a whole host of new and original programming planned for this year, LG Smart TVs offer both a Full HD and 4K UHD viewing and streaming experience for Netflix members across the globe**. What’s more, select LG webOS 3.0 4K UHD TVs offer the new ‘Instant On’ performance feature so you can turn on your TV and start watching Netflix faster than ever before. Other webOS 3.0 features like ‘Fast App Switching’ mean accessing Netflix and other Internet services is a seamless experience when changing apps.

 

On top of having the capability to showcase 4K UHD content, a wide range of 2016 LG 4K UHD TVs are fully compatible with HDR10*** content, allowing delivery of HDR picture quality. Additionally, the G6 and E6 OLED TVs and the LG SUPER UHD 4K TV series have the added advantage of HDR with Dolby Vision, offering viewers sensational picture quality for Netflix original series including Season 1 of Marco Polo and Marvel’s Daredevil, both of which will be available soon in HDR with Dolby Vision.

 

“We are excited that the Netflix Recommended TV program recognises our exceptional Smart TV performance,” said Brian Kwon, President and CEO at LG Home Entertainment Company. “On top of smart TV functionality, the premium-tier LG 4K UHD OLED TVs offer unequaled 4K UHD picture capabilities. Now with more 4K UHD and HDR content on Netflix available globally, choosing a TV from LG has become the obvious choice.”

 

“LG has continued to lead the way in making streaming services, including Netflix, easier and faster to use” said Scott Mirer, Vice President, Device Partner Ecosystem at Netflix. “We are pleased to designate the latest LG 4K UHD TVs with webOS 3.0 as Netflix Recommended TVs, offering a superior experience for Netflix members all over the world.”

 

LG TV users can access Netflix by selecting the Netflix app in the LG webOS smart TV platform. Netflix is also accessible on the former smart TV platform of Netcast. For more information on the full list of Netflix Recommended TVs, please visit www.netflix.com/recommendedtv.

 

The 2016 LG TV range was unveiled in Australia on the 22ndof March. For more information please visit the LG website: www.lg.com/au.

 

Model

Type

Range

Model Size

April 2016 RRP

Launch Date 2016

HDR Enabled

Dolby
Vision ™

Netflix

Recommended TVs

4K OLED

4K OLED

EG960T

55EG960T

$5,499

Now

Y

 

 

4K OLED

EG960T

65EG960T

$8,999

Now

Y

 

 

4K OLED

EF950T

55EF950T

$5,499

Now

Y

 

 

4K OLED

EF950T

65EF950T

$8,999

Now

Y

 

 

4K OLED

G6

65G6

$11,999

1H

Y

Y

Y

4K OLED

E6

55E6

$7,499

1H

Y

Y

 

4K OLED

E6

65E6

$10,499

1H

Y

Y

 

2K OLED

2K OLED

EG9610T

55EG910T

$3,999

Now

 

 

 

4K UHD

SUPER HD

UH955T

86UH955T

$15,999

June

Y

Y

Y

SUPER HD

UH953T

79UH953T

$11,999

June

Y

Y

Y

SUPER HD

UH950T

55UH950T

$4,299

End April

Y

Y

Y

SUPER HD

UH950T

65UH950T

$6,499

End April

Y

Y

Y

SUPER HD

UH855T

75UH855T

$10,999

June

Y

Y

Y

SUPER HD

UH850T

60UH850T

$4,999

Now

Y

Y

Y

UHD

UH770T

55UH770T

$3,199

End April

Y

 

 

UHD

UH770T

60UH770T

$3,999

End April

Y

 

 

UHD

UH770T

65UH770T

$5,199

End April

Y

 

 

UHD

UH635T

70UH635T

$6,999

May

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH656T

75UH656T

$8,999

June

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH652T

43UH652T

$1,699

Now

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH652T

49UH652T

$2,199

Now

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH652T

55UH652T

$2,899

Now

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH652T

60UH652T

$3,599

Now

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH652T

65UH652T

$4,699

Now

Y

 

Y

UHD

UH610T

43UH610T

$1,549

End  April

Y

 

 

UHD

UH610T

49UH610T

$1,999

End April

Y

 

 

 

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Notes to editors:

 

*Internet connection required. Internet usage charges and conditions apply. WebOS internet browser supports HTML5, VP9 and HEVC. FreeviewPlus uses HbbTV technology, which combines broadcast and broadband technology

 

**Netflix provides content in SD, HD, 4K UHD and HDR. Netflix requires a steady internet connection speed of at least 25mbps to stream 4K UHD content, otherwise content will be downscaled to either HD or SD quality based on the available bandwidth. Speeds of 25mbps available in limited locations and may vary depending on time of day. Please check with your internet service provider to confirm the bandwidth speed for your connection. Data usage charges apply.  For 1 Month Free Trial offer and Netflix subscription fees, see www.netflix.com for details and terms.

 

***HDR-10 is the Blu-ray Association static Metadata standard. HDMI 2.0a version is required to handle the transfer of HDR coded contents from UHD Blu-ray players. Netflix streaming service also uses HDR-10.

 

Media assets: For high resolution images and product specifications click here. For media assets from the 2016 LG TV Range Launch in

Australia click here.

 

Media Contacts:

For further information, please contact HKAus@lg-one.comor the contact listed below.

Emma Miller, LG-One Australia                                                                         

emma.miller@lg-one.com

02 9286 1228 / 0450 761 339

 

About LG Electronics Australia

LG Electronics Australia is based in Sydney and is a subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc, a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In Australia, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.au or facebook.com/LGaustralia

 

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 83,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2015 global sales of USD 48.8 billion (KRW 56.5 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

 

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global leader in television, audio video systems, monitors, personal computers, commercial displays and security systems. The company opened a new era of innovation in the TV market, creating pioneering technologies like 4K OLED TV, implementing breakthrough HDR technologies in its flagship TV line-up and offering consumers intuitive smart TV technology easy to use. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by its award-winning, LG SIGNATURE OLED TVs and SUPER UHD TVs. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.