Headweb AB

Headweb launches new app for LG, bringing thousands of movies directly to the TV.

Pressemelding   •   aug 17, 2012 11:30 CEST

 The long-awaited update of the popular Headweb app for LG Smart TV is here. Several requested improvements have been made and the content library has increased substantially. The Swedish film service Headweb offers thousands of titles that users can access directly from their LG Smart TV.

Previously, the offering was limited to library titles in the LG Smart TV app. Now the content collection is stretched to include new Hollywood productions and a broad selection of local movies, classics and documentaries – a total of nearly 7.000 titles. Besides, the interface of the app has been improved; users can now easily search and find their favourite films.

- It should be easy to consume entertainment, wherever you are and whenever you want, says Peter Alvarsson, CEO of Headweb. Headweb in LG's smart TV is pure comfort. With the Headweb app you can enjoy a movie experience in perfect resolution, without the hassle of connecting cables from a computer.

 Headweb currently offers over 7.000 titles on Headweb.com, a figure that is steadily increasing. The range is one of the reasons that the movie service for four consecutive years is appointed “Sweden's top movie- and entertainment service.

 - We are always striving to improve our Smart TV offering to Nordic consumers and are excited that we now finally can offer the full version of Headweb directly through LG Smart TV, says Fredrik Lundqvist, Nordic Product Manager for Home Entertainment, LG Electronics. With Headweb consumers get a user-friendly service that's perfect for our smart Magic Remote. 


The new app is available as a service of LG's Smart TV portal from now, and works with LG's Smart TV products from 2011 and 2012. Consumers who already own a LG Smart TV product will have access to the new app via a software update that is sent out automatically via the Internet.

Consumers who own or are buying a new LG TV, Blu-ray player or home theatre system with LG Smart TV functionality* will be able to take advantage of the Headweb app via LG's range of Premium apps. Users have direct access to the entire film library of Headweb via the user-friendly Smart TV interface, which is designed to work especially well with LG's Magic Remote Control **.

 * To use Headweb and other services in the LG Smart TV, your TV, home theater system or Blu-ray player needs to be connected to broadband Internet (recommended minimum speed of 5Mbit / s).

** LG's Magic Motion remote control is included for free in some TV sets and can be purchased as an option on other models.

For more information, please contact:

Matilda Hannäs
PR- & Marketing Director Headweb
+46 70- 276 11 87

Susanne Persson
Nordic PR Manager LG Electronics
+46 70 969 46 06

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. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG is comprised of four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

About Headweb:

Founded in 2006, Headweb allows people in the Nordic countries to discover and watch thousands of movies and TV-series episodes. Headweb is an easy to use award-winning on demand service with more than 7000 movies in the ever growing title catalogue. Content partners ranges from large Hollywood Studios to local Studios and smaller producers and directors. Headweb is available on PC, Mac, iPad, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV and Boxee Box. Visit www.headweb.com for more information.