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LG puts AllJoyn smartphone control into smart TVs

LG Smart TVs will soon be able to be controlled by smartphones and tablets, thanks to something called AllJoyn. 

AllJoyn, which lets you stream content to TVs more easily, will be featured on LG’s range of 2014 smart TVs. 

Developed by Qualcomm, the technology allows users to control a TV regardless of manufacturer from any smart device, be its Android, iOS or Windows Phone.  2013 and 2012 will be upgraded to support it over time. 

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to LG Smart TV“LG will now enable consumers to more effortlessly connect their networked devices in the home and continues to show a strong commitment to the next generation of convergence technology,” said Richard Choi, senior vice-president of the smart business centre at LG Electronics. 

The software will enable users on multiple devices to play the same game on the TV simultaneously. 

“LG sees great potential and huge possibilities in connecting multiple display products with one TV,” added Choi. “Facilitating true smart home convergence, LG Smart TVs will now be able to seamlessly connect to devices regardless of brand or OS, a first-of-its-kind milestone in the home entertainment industry.” 

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