April 27, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
LG just added one more reason to get one of their web-enabled products. The company just announced that they now have MOG available on select LG devices.
The streaming music service can be accessed through LG’s Smart TV platform on select Blu-ray players and home theater systems. Once you select the MOG app, you can browse and play millions of songs, all from your remote control.
“MOG remains focused on ensuring our users have the best listening experience wherever they are, and thanks to LG’s Smart TV platform, consumers can now enjoy high-quality, on-demand streaming of music in the living room,” said David Hyman, CEO of MOG. “We designed this app specifically for the living room and can’t wait for people to experience the gorgeous graphics, simplicity of the app, and high quality audio.”
A few key MOG features include unlimited, ad-free listening; charts, editors’ picks and new releases; MOG radio; and music streams at 320kbps.
Another key feature: the price. That’s right; MOG isn’t free. The MOG Basic service delivers MOG access on LG’s Blu-ray players and home theater systems, as well as on MOG.com for $4.99 per month. To add in iPhone and Android access, expect to pay $9.99 per month. If you want to try before you buy, MOG does offer a free 14-day trial.
For now, MOG is only available on LG’s BD650, BD670, BD690 Blu-ray players, and LG’s LHB336, LHB536, LHB976 home theater systems. It’s also available through LG’s new Smart TV Upgrader set-top box. LG expects to add the service to Smart TV Enabled HDTVs soon.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.