LG televisions are getting a new feature – and Sky is to thank

Good news, LG TV owners – your televisions are about to get a great upgrade, thanks to the addition of the Sky Store.

In what LG is describing as an “exclusive” win, the LG webOS television platform will now give users access to the Sky Store TV app. It’s not strictly an exclusive as Roku set-top boxes already offer access to the Sky Store, but this appears to be the first time a TV’s built-in operating system supports the app.

“We’re delighted to again partner with Sky to bring its latest movie content to our Smart TV platform,” said Darren Petersen, Head of Partnerships for LG, in a statement sent to Trusted Reviews.

He continued: “The Sky Store service offers our users even more choice when deciding what entertainment to enjoy on our award-winning TVs and an unrivalled selection of the latest movies, giving yet another reason for potential new customers to select an LG TV.”

The Sky Store will give users access to new movies added each week, with Sky noting Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island and Logan as recent additions to the service. You can buy or rent the latest movies, and when you buy one, you’ll get the digital HD copy plus the DVD in the post.

The Sky Store will be available for users in the UK and Ireland on every LG television running on webOS versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. This includes LG’s latest 2017 line-up of OLED televisions too.

Speaking about the announcement, James Morton, Sky’s Head of Strategy, said: “Sky Store continues to be a huge hit and as the UK’s regular number one digital retailer for new movie releases, it is fantastic we can offer LG Smart TV customers blockbuster movies straight to their big screen at home.”

New releases on the Sky Store are available to rent straight after their cinema release, and typically before becoming available on subscription services. When you rent a movie, you get 30 days to start watching it. Once you’ve begun, you can pause and play for up to 48 hours. You can only stream one movie to one device at a time, and you’ll need a minimum internet speed of 2.5Mbps for standard definition streaming or 5Mbps for HD streaming.

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