CES 23 > Smart TV LG 2023: new WebOS 23 interface and Matter certification

The latest redesign of the LG webOS Smart TV interface dated 2021, far from having convinced the crowds, will give way to a brand new navigation with webOS23. Presentation.

If the 2021 version of webOS was marked by recommendations and advertisements, this will still be the case in 2023. On the other hand, the ergonomics of webOS 23 are changing significantly.

LG webOS 23, new ergonomics and layout

As you can see in the photo below, the screen is divided into two parts lengthwise. At the top of the screen, there is a very large carousel for highlighting content from LG partners. In the lower part, a double row of thumbnails, the first grouping content by theme, in addition to access to live television. Namely, these thumbnails are bound to expand over time. Below, in the second row, are the installed applications. Lower still, another screen accessible via the white arrow at the bottom of the screen will be grouped with other content from partners and a Now Streaming section with a visual of current content on the main OTT platforms.

LG webOS 23 Matter Certified TVs

If profile management is still in use in webOS 23, each person in the household can now select their own image/avatar (top right in the photo below). Good news, LG announces extreme fluidity of its latest operating system, thanks to the new Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor, more powerful than its predecessors and to an optimization of the webOS 23 algorithms. Another clarification, webOS 23 is strictly reserved for the Smart range LG 2023 TV. Previous LG TV ranges will not be able to benefit from this, no doubt this limitation is linked to the nature of the Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor, which is more robust than its predecessors. Finally, webOS 23 is certified Matter, the new Smart Home protocol supported by the biggest names in the sector: Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and LG. Unlike webOS 23, LG 2022 Smart TVs should take advantage of Matter via a Firmware update scheduled for later this year. Confirmation expected at CES in Las Vegas 2023.