Four days before the purported launch of Samsung’s cloud service, Korea’s other technology giant has unveiled LG Cloud. The eponymous service offers 5GB free space as standard, while owners of LG’s Smart TVs or smartphones will get 50GB free for six months. It’ll push content between your devices, appropriately compressed for the medium, so high definition images on your TV will be slimmed down to save your phone’s data cap. The free beta begins in South Korea and the US from May 1st, with a global rollout pencilled in for next year — but don’t worry, the company made it clear you’ll be able to use it on your holidays, if you can find a signal.
Well, the guys and gals over at Plex are on a roll right now. Less than a week ago they took the wraps off myPlex then, just a couple of days ago, new versions of the desktop and mobile clients hit the web alongside updated server software. Now the streaming media service is landing on the newly revamped Google TV. Even though this is the first release of the client for Mountain View’s living room platform, all the most essential features are in place, including myPlex support and some keyboard-friendly UI tweaks. It seems like the only major limitation, and we’re using that term loosely, is the limited support for HLS — an essential ingredient in Plex’s transcoding formula. Thankfully, bandwidth over your local network shouldn’t be a major concern and Google TV has pretty robust codec support, so you might not even notice it’s missing. You’ll find a few more detail at the source and you can install the app right now from the market.