We are delighted to announce the availability today, of a free sample application for the LG Smart TV platform. Beginning today, Brightcove customers can request the LG kit from Brightcove contacting your account manager or visiting this page.
LG combines beautiful hardware, the innovative gesture-based [Magic Remote](http://
www.engadget.com/2010/01/11/lg-magic-motion-gesture-control-hdtv-remote-hands-on/) and a great software platform. This combines the choice and control that viewers have come to expect from the Internet with the quality viewing experience we all demand from our TVs. As one of the largest consumer electronics companies on the planet, the potential audience on the LG platform would be meaningful to any Brightcove customer, in almost any location.
It would have been oh, so easy for us to take shortcuts and give away glorified feedware that adds little value around the user experience and your actual business operations. But we took this a few steps further. The kit includes lots of great stuff including:
- Full sample code for a great looking 10-foot user interface
- Sample design
- User interface optimized for a classic remote control and LG’s brilliant motion-controlled Magic Remote
- Sample integration with Google Analytics, to integrate with existing business analytics
If you've purchased a new TV in the past year or two there's a good chance it runs "apps" of some kind. Not [these](http://www.subzin.com/quotes/Beautiful+Girls/
We+got+a+new+bar,+little+fireplace,+menu,+apps), but the kind we're accustomed to on our smart phones. The pace of change occurring with our TVs and Blu-ray players each year is now matching what we've seen in the past 30 years with PCs and past 5 with mobile devices. Each year, a new line of consumer electronics devices comes out with updated hardware, more powerful and full-featured software and a significant new flagship feature. In just the past few years we've seen various TVs and their screenless Blu-ray player counterparts get [DLNA](http://www.dlna.org/digital_living/
howitworks/), 3D, HTML, HTML5. Next year this will continue with [UltraViolet](http://
www.uvvu.com/), and more polished "Smart" TV capabilities.
We can't wait to see what you do with the LG kit this year.
Vice President, TV Solutions