Bluetooth Tech Integrated Into LG Digital Televisions

Posted Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Looks like audio streaming and wireless transfers are just the beginning.

Broadcom has announced in a press release that the new line of LG televisions will be shipping with Bluetooth capabilities, letting the TV interact with a cell phone or headset. Initially, the technology will enable users to transfer digital media such as pictures and music to the television, as well as stream audio to a Bluetooth capable headset.

More features are coming soon though, and Broadcom sees some exciting things on the horizonm including letting the cell phone act as a remote control, or even a QWERTY keyboard. This could open many options for future widgets, as they won’t have to limit the application to what can be controlled by a standard remote.

“The increasing adoption of Broadcom Bluetooth technology into digital televisions and other consumer electronics devices is driving an emerging connectivity ecosystem,” said Craig Ochikubo, Vice President & General Manager at Broadcom “[this is] allowing existing products with Bluetooth connectivity like cell phones and wireless headsets to play new roles”

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Tags: Industry Trends, Bluetooth, LG (all tags)