The South Korean company LG has officially announced that some applications and services on smart TVs may be blocked. This will affect all TV panels that do not have the appropriate certificate. Devices imported to Turkmenistan and other CIS countries will be "distributed".
In the CIS countries, Smart TV services may be completely unavailable or significantly restricted if the device does not have a certificate of compliance with the requirements of technical regulations in the region. The update schedule may change depending on the company's circumstances, and the update details may vary depending on the model and country.
LG does not provide a schedule for the release of updates for specific models, but offers a service to check for which market a particular device was released. The model number and suffix lets you know what market the TV was released for. Owners of LG TVs who are not sure of their "origin" should look for the EAC marking on the back cover or in the technical documentation for the model.
The SOFTWARE update will not only eliminate "gray" devices, but also improve the performance of TVs purchased in official stores. The speech recognition function will be improved, the home control panel — interaction with IoT devices, connecting the LG Mobile ThinQ, Live Plus app, and bugs will be fixed.