LG Launches Cloud Service
LG today announced LG Cloud, a free online service for anyone to store up to 5 GB of media files. Customers purchasing an LG smartphone or Smart TV will receive 50 GB of storage for six months, with the option to purchase more storage later. Pricing was not revealed. Designed to compete with Apple's iCloud, the service initially works only with photos, videos, and music. Media is automatically transcoded to appropriate formats and streamed in real time for each viewing device. The service works with Android phones, Windows PCs, and LG Smart TVs. It will be available in starting May 1, launching first in the US and Korea.