LG TV update finally adds missing Freeview Play apps
LG TVs in the UK are getting Freeview Play once again, bringing the full suite of UK broadcaster catch-up apps like iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, ITV Hub and All 4 to bear on the 2021 LG TV range.
The update means that every 2021 LG TV, including both OLED and LCD models, will carry the service at launch.
It’s a welcome correction after LG failed to renew its license for the service in 2020, meaning a year’s worth of LG TVs – including the BX OLED, CX OLED, and LG Nano90 – were lacking Freeview Play in the UK.
There was something of a mid-year fix in August 2020, when some select BBC apps came to LG TVs in a firmware update, but it’s good to see that half-measure finally brought to completion.