Smart TVs eliminate the need for additional hardware to access your favorite streaming service, but their operating systems aren’t always the easiest to use. LG’s webOS is one of the best platforms on the market, but it also has its fair share of problems. Fortunately, fixes and upgrades will be coming to webOS in future software updates, and even if you have an older LG OLED TV, you will still receive these updates. Better yet, you can test webOS 23 right now.
As noted Tom’s guide, LG announced its webOS Re:New program in January. This program will bring the latest version of webOS to all 2022 LG OLED TV models. As of now, these TVs are still running webOS 22, but if owners of 2022 LG TVs want to try webOS 23 sooner, they can do so by downloading LG’s beta program app.
Here are all the 2022 LG TV models included in the webOS Re:New program:
- LG A2
- LG B2
- LG C2
- LG CS
- LG G2
- LG LX
- LG Z2
- LG OLED Flex
- LG OLED Object Collection Posed
- LG QNED Mini LED 8K (QNED99/95 series)
You can see all of the individual models that are part of the beta program on this website, along with instructions on how to install the beta on your TV.
The webOS 23 beta has been available since February 2 and will end on March 1, 2024. Once the app is installed on a supported LG TV, go to Settings > Homepage > Notifications to learn more about the webOS 23 software update.
It’s worth noting that once you upgrade to the webOS 23 beta, you won’t be able to go back to the older version of the software. You’re stuck with the webOS beta until the official software update rolls out to your LG 2022 TV in the coming months.
As for what the update offers, webOS 23 introduces a more personalized home screen with the new Quick Card UI that sorts content into categories, such as games, music, and movies. If you want to see it in action, check out this YouTube video from FlatpanelsHD:
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