Your Samsung and LG TV gets blockbuster upgrade offering more things to watch for free

Just like London buses, you wait ages for an upgrade then two come along at once. LG has just announced it’s launching a new service on its TVs called LG 1 which will broadcast never-before-seen shows to owners of its latest screens. Not to be outdone, Samsung users are also getting their own boost thanks to the launch of two bonus channels as part of the Samsung TV Plus platform.

First up let’s explain more about LG 1. This flagship FAST (Free Ad Supported TV) service will be showing a range of content including the premieres of “Wong & Winchester” and “Paul T. Goldman”.

Owners will also be able to tune into a vast library of other shows and full-season box sets, including the Critics’ Choice Television Award winning series, “Nashville” starring Hayden Panettiere and “Boss”, starring Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer.

That’s not all as along with LG 1, Talk (formerly Talk TV) is also coming to LG TVs as well with it offering news and views throughout the day and night.

Speaking about the update ChoByung-ha, executive director of HE platform business at LG Electronics, added: “Launching LG’s new flagship FAST channel, LG 1, is a big statement of intent from LG. We are excited to be the first TV manufacturer to create this kind of experience for our customers. No one else is offering viewers exclusive, first-window, free content like this.

“Our new LG 1 channel is a first in the UK and the recent addition the great Sony One channels indicates our commitment to the delivery of accessible and premium content – we have over 150 channels dedicated to entertainment, factual, music and sport!”

So that’s LG but what if you own a Samsung screen?

Back in March, Express.co.uk brought you the news that a new service called Staccs was launching on Samsung TVs with it promising to bring the best of music television to UK homes. Now the the Swedish tech startup has announced two more channels are coming to screens.

Staccs TV Throwback and Staccs TV Celebrate will be available to UK viewers on Samsung TV Plus from June 13.

Staccs TV Throwback is a brand-new music channel dedicated to showcasing music from previous decades with a particular focus on the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Also launching on the same day is Staccs TV Celebrate. A channel dedicated to all occasions worth celebrating, this new FAST channel will provide the best soundtrack to that celebration.

Speaking about the launchg Robert Kviby, CEO of Staccs, said: “We are delighted to introduce these two new FAST channels to the UK music scene. Our mission is to bring back real music television and with these themed channels, fans will be able to enjoy music in a very special way. Our partnership with Samsung is going from strength to strength, and these two new channels are a testament to this.

“Staccs TV Throwback and Staccs TV Celebrate will offer a unique blend of nostalgia and celebration, as well as showcasing how Staccs is genuinely building the best music TV platform around.”

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