LG OLED TVs are getting a huge software and streaming upgrade

LG's webOS Hub will add Apple TV, Apple Music AirPlay and HomeKit to its 4K and OLED TVs

LG C2 42-inch OLED TV on coloured background
(Image credit: LG)

LG TVs often top T3's best OLED TVs list, but good as they are there's always room to improve, right? Well, that's exactly what LG has just gone and done with the announcement of a huge free software and streaming upgrade for some LG TV owners.

If you possess a 4K resolution LG telly, or an OLED model such as the award-winning LG C2 OLED that runs LG's webOS Hub 2.0 software, then you'll be getting a whole lot of new Apple-based upgrades. 

That's because this free upgrade will bring the Apple TV app, Apple Music, plus AirPlay and HomeKit connectivity, to your LG TV at no extra cost. Ideal for those who've been pondering an Apple TV+ subscription but haven't purchased an Apple TV 4K. And I say 'some LG TV owners' because such features have been readily available in some regions for some time. 

The clear winners from this upgrade will therefore be Apple users in certain regions where these features haven't previously been available. So if you're toting one of the best iPhones, such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, then you can use that to stream movies, games and pictures direct to TV. Same goes for iPad and Mac too, of course.

As for HomeKit, this will mean your LG TV will be available in the Apple Home app, including via Siri voice control, so you can make specific requests, such as switching it on or off, or pair it with other Routines and products such as smart lighting. 

LG says the webOS Hub upgrade is now "available in over 100 countries", so almost wherever you are in the world, you should now have access to this Apple-focused upgrade right away. Just check out your TV's software update prompt and get installing. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.