LG Electronics enters cloud storage market. Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Close on the heels of Google Drive, LG Electronics has announced the beta version of its cloud service that will allow users to access content from their smartphones, tablets and TVs.
“Most companies today only see the cloud as a storage device or in the case of YouTube or Flickr, only for one type of content. LG makes the devices that millions of people watch content on so we can set a new yardstick for ease of use by setting up our own cloud service. Tomorrow's consumers don't want to go to one cloud for music, another cloud for video, another location for photos and yet another cloud for their office files. In the end, our solution is about making life more convenient", Slashgear quotes LG Cloud chief Havis Kwon.
To use the service, Android users can download the LG Cloud app from Google Play or the LG SmartWorld app store. TV users can download the app from LG's website.
The LG Cloud will be offered both as a free and paid service from May 1st.
LG has become the latest company to join the cloud storage race, Samsung is expected to follow suit with the announcement of its cloud service next month.