GoPro evidently knows no boundaries. The action-camera company is announcing today that it is launching an app that will bring a GoPro channel to LG’s smart TV platform.
The companies made the announcement today at the 2015 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Both said the alliance would bring GoPro action videos to millions of owners of LG smart TVs.
Those TVs use LG’s WebOS operating system for smart TVs on 2014 and 2015 models. The TVs include 4K UltraHD, organic-light-emitting diode (OLED) and full HD TVs. LG smart TV owners will be able to stream more than 400 hours of GoPro HD videos on demand starting today, including content shot on the Hero4 Black camera. Access to 4K content will happen in the future.
“Entertainment is evolving rapidly into new formats and onto new platforms, and LG Smart TVs will provide a beautiful display for GoPro’s best original productions and user-generated content,” GoPro head of programming and distribution Adam Dornbusch said in a statement. “The GoPro Channel App will enable millions of LG smart TV owners to experience life’s most incredible moments as captured on our Hero cameras.”
The new app allows LG Smart TV users to access GoPro with just the click of the LG Magic remote.
“LG’s WebOS smart TVs make finding the content you want fast and simple so that consumers can spend more time enjoying, and less time searching for, the content they crave,” David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA, said in a statement. “I can tell you that consumers are going to be blown away by the inspiring content available on the GoPro Channel app now available exclusively for LG Smart TVs — and experiencing it on our 4K OLED TVs is truly mind-blowing.”
GoPro already has channels on the Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles, the in-flight entertainment system on Virgin America, and social channels including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Pinterest, and GoPro.com/Channels.
GoPro is also announcing new features via firmware updates for its Hero4 Black cameras. Those include time-lapse video mode, auto rotate, and 720p 240 frames per second video.