The LG Cloud Service: LG’s Take On Cloud Storage Come Streaming

The LG Cloud Service: LG’s Take On Cloud Storage Come Streaming

South Korean giant LG electronics has just spilled the beans over its native Cloud-based streaming service bearing the simplistic (and rather unimaginative) name LG Cloud. The service, still in its beta mode of operation, is set to empower users with the provision to share and stream content effortlessly across a multitude of (supposedly LG) devices.

The service design philosophy is centered around what LG describes as the “three screens approach”. The terminology is a vivid indicator of the fact that the service has been tailored to encompass the three core genres of products – Android-based LG smartphones, LG smart TVs and personal computers.

The service has arrived in the form of separate applications, each for Google Play on the Android, a Smartworld app on the LG Televisions and a conventional LG desktop software client package for personal computers. Once in place, the apps will be able to share immersive data content between each of the host devices. Snap shots residing on a smartphone, for instance, will be rendered viewable on a personal computer effortlessly via the said Cloud service. Similarly, content uploaded from a PC will be almost simultaneously available on the TV and smartphone.

The underlying technology, the aboriginal LG Cloud, offers a definite edge to its consumers, because digital content uploaded via LG’s service can later be streamed directly to the host devices from the Cloud. Other Cloud services characteristically require content to be downloaded prior to viewing. Even the recently launched Google Drive service allows for only the most minuscule of files (simple .txt for example), to be viewed on the Cloud without the requirement of being downloaded first. The LG Cloud, on the other hand, eliminates the surplus time spent otherwise waiting for such downloads.

LG has accomplished this feat owing to its Real-time Streaming Transcoding Technology. The technology alleviates the need to install sophisticated codecs or converters on user-end devices. The all important data re-formatting and conversion takes place in the Cloud itself in an astounding real-time scenario. Within the technology lies the provision of appropriate compression schemes for the three mediums, such that high-definition content hosted, say, on an LG TV, can be squeezed down during the transfer so as to guard against the cellular carrier data volume limits.

Another utterly attractive aspect of the service is the inclusion of a jaw-dropping, six-month, 50 GB of free storage for the ever-loyal LG customers (those with an LG smart TV, that is). For regular users there is the usual 5 GB offering, as is the case with other Cloud service providers.

A definite downside of the service is its brand exclusivity. The service is limited to LG-branded TVs (and probably LG android smartphones, although that remains unverified at the time of writing). Nevertheless, those with several devices in the LG family can make the most of this service.

By Humayun Shahid

Humayun

With degrees in Communication Systems Engineering and Signal Processing, Humayun currently works as a lecturer at Pakistan's leading engineering university. The author has an inclination towards incorporating quality user experience design in smartphone and web applications.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

A growing number of small and medium businesses in the United States rely on as a means of deploying mission-critical software products. Prior to the advent of cloud-based products — software solutions delivered over the Internet – companies were often forced to invest in servers and other products to run software and store data. The…

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

CONNECT TO THE CLOUD

 

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021