LG TVs just added a great free streaming upgrade – do you even need Netflix now?

LG TVs gain free streaming services, including Sony Pictures and Lionsgate content

LG OLED with Sony Pictures Breaking Bad
(Image credit: LG / Sony Pictures / Future)

When it comes to the best OLED TVs, LG is always high up the list. But not content with only providing the best panels you can set your eyes on, LG has just revealed a great free streaming update that means you can also wrap your retinas around some of the best streaming shows and movies too. 

In the UK (and much of Europe), LG just expanded its LG Channels line-up. And before you shrug it off and rubbish it for being lesser than the best streaming services available today, if you're not paying for, say, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, you're going to really like this latest zero-cost update. 

Owners of LG TVs made from 2016 and later will benefit from the new LG 1 streaming channel. It's ad-supported, so you'll have to endure various breaks, but that seems part and parcel of any service that's completely free (or not, indeed, as even Amazon added ads to its Prime Video service). 

In addition to the LG 1 channel content – including Wong & Winchester, Paul T. Goldman, Nashville, and Boss (as part of a Lionsgate partnership) – are Sony channels, such as Sony Pictures' Sony One channels, including Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. Both those are stand-out 5-star shows and you can watch the whole lot for free on any current LG TV in the company's range – so long as it's been made within the last 8 years anyway.

LG C3 OLED lifestyle image

(Image credit: LG)

There's plenty more besides, so whether you're a Breaking Bad fan or not, the addition of movies from Sony Pictures' channels will also appeal, with the likes of Step Brothers, Jerry Maguire, Men In Black, and Jerry Maguire all available. On the comedy front there's the whole Seinfeld series too.

LG Channels isn't a new idea, it's long been available via the LG Magic Remote or on compatible LG TV home-screens. It's just that now, thanks to this update, you'll be able to access even more and even better shows without the need to sign-up to additional services. 

Just another reason that LG makes some of the best TVs that money can buy. And if you don't own one then the OLED G4, available in 55-, 65-, 77- and 84-inch sizes, as shown in the shopping widget below, is a stunning classic OLED TV that's well worth considering. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 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 products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 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.